Five reasons to love brussels sprouts

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Much-maligned and loathed by many yet sprouts are the best seasonal veg around in the month of December and are loaded with healthy goodness. Read on to find out why you really should eat your sprouts this festive season.

1. Brussels sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin C containing more than four times the levels of oranges. Just one small cup of sprouts contains an adult’s daily allowance of this essential cold-buster

2. They are also rich in vitamins A, K, B1 and B6 – great for healthy skin and increasing energy

3. Sometimes described as small leafy mini cabbages – brussels are also rich in calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, lutein and fibre

4. Sprouts are low in fat and high in protein

5. Finally, sprouts are high in folate (folic acid) which makes healthy blood cells. Folate is a crucial nutrient for healthy cells and is essential for children, pregnant women and those planning to conceive.

Did you know: If the thought of green sprouts turns you off – a new red version of the vegetable is now available which is milder and sweeter (yet still contains all the nutrients listed above) could be the solution for you.

Are brussels sprouts loved or loathed by you? I’m firmly in the thumbs up camp. I’d love to hear your comments…

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