Brussels sprout can help fight cancer

  • ANI, London
  • Updated: Dec 31, 2014 14:16 IST

Brussels sprout does more than serving as a Christmas vegetable, as the superfood could also help you fight cancer, claim scientists.

The little green vegetable is a nutrient-dense powerhouse, and having only a cup of the smelly food contains 240% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin K1 and nearly 130% 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% 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.

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