Eat Brussel Sprouts Day
Eat Brussel Sprouts Day is observed next on Wednesday, January 31st, 2024 (313 days from today).
January 31 of each year celebrates a vegetable that's not on everyone's favorite food list. It's Eat Brussels Sprouts Day, an annual culinary holiday that encourages people to give Brussels sprouts a second, third or fourth chance.
Brussels sprouts are rich in valuable nutrients with an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K. They are a very good source of folate, manganese, vitamin B6, fiber, choline, copper, vitamin B1, potassium, and phosphorus and omega-3 fatty acids.
There are many ways to cook Brussels sprouts well. Between roasting them in different flavors and frying them in a pan, Brussels sprouts are a delicious cruciferous vegetable that can greatly benefit your body's health. But what exactly happens when you eat Brussels sprouts for dinner or a delicious snack with a glass of wine? We spoke to a number of registered dietitian nutritionists about all the great reasons why you should eat Brussels sprouts regularly. Here are some benefits of Brussels sprouts:
- Help with preventing chronic disease
Lisa Young, PhD, RDN, author of Finally Full, Finally Slim, says: “Brussels sprouts are great for health. Because of being a member of the Brassica, they are low in calories and rich in nutrients, including fiber, vitamin K and vitamin C. Vitamin K and vitamin C are good for health, which helps prevent chronic diseases including cancer and heart disease by protecting the body from free radicals."
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- Be great for heart health
“This dark green, low-carbohydrate vegetable offers consumers a number of nutrients and positive health outcomes, but the most compelling is the fatty acid content,” says Trista Best, RD with Balance One said. "Brussels sprouts are the only plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids. They provide this nutrient through alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), which is an essential fatty acid that the body cannot make on its own and must be taken in. through the diet."
“Like all omega-3 fatty acids, ALA is a heart-protective fatty acid found in the outer membranes of every cell in the body,” says. "Its presence is important for immune function, healing, lung and heart health. So when you consume Brussel sprouts, you are providing your body with a healthy plant-based fatty acid, while protecting against acute and chronic diseases."
"Just half a cup of cooked Brussel sprouts gives you 135 milligrams of the fatty acid ALA," says. "Its low-carbohydrate nature also makes this vegetable ideal for adding bulk to a low-calorie diet for weight loss."
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- Helps keep the immune system healthy.
“Eating Brussels sprouts can help boost your immune system,” says Amy Goodson, MS, RD, and CSSD, LD. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps repair tissue and supports the maintenance of your immune system."
- Help reduce inflammation
“Brussels are an excellent source of minerals, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants that make them a nutritious part of your diet,” says Shannon Henry, RD of EZCare Clinic. "They may also have additional health benefits including reducing cancer risk, reducing inflammation, and improving blood pressure and blood sugar. It also helps with weight loss."
- Assist with your gut health
"Brussels sprouts are a great source of soluble fiber, especially for people who are following a low-carb diet," says Rachel Paul PhD, RD from CollegeNutriologist.com. "Soluble fiber feeds beneficial bacteria in the gut and makes it easier to go to the bathroom (#2)."
History of Eat Brussels sprouts Day
Small cabbage and cruciferous vegetables, Brussels sprouts are celebrated and eaten today. Brussels sprouts were the development of cabbage since the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries in Brussels, Belgium. This explains why they are so named and why they are also called Brussels sprouts. In the United States, they are mainly grown in California and New York. They contain many vitamins, nutrients, and minerals, such as Vitamins A, K and C, as well as iron, making them beneficial for health. They grow in rows on a single stem and range in diameter from 1/2 to 1 and 1/2 inch. A study from Cornwall College explains why about half of those who try sprouts may not like them. Research claims that a chemical in Brussels sprouts makes them taste bitter to people with certain genes.
How to celebrate Eat Brussels Sprouts Day
Celebrate the day by eating Brussels sprouts. There are many recipes that can be tried, or you can keep it simple and bake, steam or roast them. Let refer the recipes via the internet.
ObservedEat Brussel Sprouts Day has been observed annually on January 31st.
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