Brussels sprouts have as much vitamin C as oranges

For many people, Christmas dinner is not complete without a helping side of brussels sprouts. Indeed, they are Britain’s favorite Christmas dinner vegetable. But if you’re not a convert, perhaps these health benefits will convince you to give them a second chance.

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Sprouts belong to the wholesome family of cruciferous or brassica vegetables, including cabbage, kale and broccoli. As with all brassica, brussels sprouts are packed with fiber, which is good for keeping the beneficial bacteria in your gut happy.

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