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Brussels sprouts, Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera / Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)
Benefits for the health
Brussels sprouts are rich in pro-vitamin A carotenoids, vitamins C, E, B6, B1, folate and other protecting compounds. Vitamin A is essential for sight, growth, bone development, the tissues maintenance and the development of the hormonal role and the Co-enzymes. It is also known that vitamin C has an antioxidant capacity that protects against cancer and intensifies the immunological functions.

For a healthy pregnancy, a high consumption of folate is important. Folate can also protect against the cardiovascular diseases and cancer, and therefore it is important that elderly people consume it.

Brussels sprouts contain the phytochemical sinigrin, that suppresses the development of precarcinogenic cells. The potassium content in this vegetable helps to maintain the water levels in the human body balanced.
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Popular tradition
Brussels sprouts are useful in stages of weakness and exhaustion. They help to improve the general conditions of the organism, fortifying the immune system. Moreover, they are used in diets and they clean the intestine.

Brussels sprouts have different medicinal uses. One says that they help in case of exhaustion and lack of energy, they improve wit and the capacity of concentration. They also improve the mood, contributing to vitality and fortifying the immune system.

They help hair shine and skin smoother, they favour the excretion of fluids and the loss of weight; they clean the intestine and are useful against constipation.
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