Brussels Sprout, the 'Christmas Veggie', can Help Fight Cancer

by Himabindu Venkatakrishnan on  December 25, 2014 at 2:43 PM Cancer News   - G J E 4
Brussels sprout is not only a specially served Christmas vegetable, but is also a superfood that could help fight against cancer, claim scientists.
 Brussels Sprout, the 'Christmas Veggie', can Help Fight Cancer
Brussels Sprout, the 'Christmas Veggie', can Help Fight Cancer

The little green vegetable is a nutrient-dense powerhouse, and having only a cup of the smelly food contains 240 percent of the recommended daily amount of vitamin K1 and nearly 130 percent of your daily vitamin C intake, the Daily Star reported.

According to a research, they are a great source of fibre, manganese, potassium, choline, and B vitamins, and their antioxidants and other phytochemicals have been proven to fight chronic diseases, including number of cancers, by triggering pre-cancerous cells to commit suicide.

Another study found that when men ate about 1.5 cups of Brussels sprouts daily for 5 weeks, they had a 28 percent decrease in DNA damage.

The researchers have concluded that the "consumption of cruciferous vegetables (including Brussels sprouts) may result in a decreased cancer risk."

The findings are published in the journal Carcinogenesis.

Source: ANI

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