21 Healthiest Vegetables You Should Eat

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6. Brussels Sprouts

The Brussels sprout is a cultivar in the Gemmifera group of cabbages (Brassica oleracea), grown for its edible buds. As you might have guessed, Brussels sprouts have been really popular in Brussels, Belgium and this is the possible place of their origin. Brussels sprouts, as with broccoli and other brassicas, contains sulforaphane, a chemical believed to have potent anticancer properties.

This vegetable can also protect you against all kinds of cancer and fight heart diseases and infections. It is also a good source for omega 3 fatty acids (essential fats).

However, there’s one warning when it comes to Brussels sprouts: heart patients taking anticoagulants should stay away from it. The reason for this is the amount of Vitamin K that affects adversely certain heart conditions. Before making any drastic decisions in your dietary regime, consult your doctor whether they are right for you.

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