For some of us brussels sprouts are something we avoid that we are forced to eat every year at Christmas, yet did you know that those little green vegetables are a great food for weight loss.
So what makes the brussels sprout so beneficial? Well, for a start they are full of nutrients such as protein, iron and potassium, but what else?
Brussels sprouts are low-calorie and fat-free
Not only are brussels sprouts low in calories but they are also free from fat, so eating them will not ruin your weight loss efforts.
Thats not all though as research has also suggested that eating them can raise your adiponectin levels, which is a hormone that has been show to naturally burn fat.
High adiponectin levels are also believed to promote muscle growth, which will aid your metabolism. As more muscle leads to more calories burnt by the body.
Another weight loss benefit of brussels sprouts is due to their high fibre, vitamin C, folic acid and protein content, which means that they are perfect for filling you up and for cutting your appetite.
Other benefits of brussels sprouts
If you wish to avoid developing colon cancer then the phytochemical’s found within the brussels sprout can help.
They have also been shown to improve digestive health and are even prescribed for such in Chinese medicine.
Finally, they are full of selenium, which has been shown to help reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer as well as being able to promote male virility.
So this Christmas instead of saying no to brussels sprouts perhaps you should load up on them, and perhaps start adding them to your local weekly shop.
Their weight loss and general health benefits will make them a great addition to your diet.