Brussels sprouts, good for the bones – Italian Cuisine

Brussels sprouts, good for the bones

They are good for the skeleton, but also for the eyes and concentration: here are all the benefits contained in a very small vegetable

Brussels sprouts? A real cure-all for the bones. And not only. Also for the eyes, for the heart, for the prostate and for the brain these vegetables represent a precious mine of health. The bones, however, are the ones that can benefit most from the consumption of Brussels sprouts. And here's why.

Mine of vitamins and minerals

The secret of the privileged relationship of Brussels sprouts with bone health lies in the abundant presence in these small vegetables of vitamin K, which guarantees the correct functionality of some proteins that form and keep our bones stronger. But not only that: Brussels sprouts also contain excellent quantities of mineral salts (starting from iron, calcium and phosphorus), as well as proteins and fibers. The other vitamins present are instead those of group B, vitamin A and vitamin C.

Property to no end

Stimulants of brain activity and concentration, Brussels sprouts also owe these properties to two other elements of which they are particularly rich: thiamine and thefolic acid. Furthermore, it is a food with an important beneficial action on metabolism female hormone and recognized properties antianemic is detoxifiers. As if that weren't enough, Brussels sprouts are also a real mine of antioxidants, among which the zeaxanthin, known for its protective action against the retina of the eyes.

A recipe for bone health

Now, knowing how good Brussels sprouts do, it's time for a recipe for bone health: Brussels sprouts and salmon, Fish rich in vitamin D, that is another important ally in this sense. It begins by washing and boiling 150 grams of sprouts in salted water for ten minutes; in the meantime, in a pan with a little oil, cook two fillets of salmon. After draining the sprouts, they are tossed in another pan with one knob of butter; final touch with parsley and a little pepper and that's it.

Other than Brussels

Final curiosity: despite the name, these small vegetables seem to have little to do with Belgium. They would in fact originate in Italy and only later do they seem to have been imported into the Northern European country thanks to Roman legionaries. However, over three quarters of their world production currently has an English accent, although the cultivation of Brussels sprouts is also widespread in France and Holland.

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