Dinner Tonight: Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

brussels-sproutsMy husband’s aunt made this Brussels sprouts dish for a get-together a few weeks back and it was a huge hit. The combination of the tart pomegranate seeds and the sweet mandarin oranges, along with the greens, was such a delicious combination that I had to ask for the recipe.

Not only is this a tasty side to any meal, it is also chock-full of nutritional goodness.

Pomegranates are a super food and studies have shown positive effects in preventing tumor growth, as well cutting down the risk of breast cancer. Antioxidants in pomegranates can also help to reduce the effects of aging, lower cholesterol, and prevent heart disease.

Not to be outdone, Brussels sprouts contain a plethora of health benefits. Two phytonutrients in particular, sulphoraphane and indole-3-carbinol, are found in abundance in these mini-cabbages.

A phytonutrient formed in Brussels sprouts when the leaves are chopped or chewed, sulphoraphane boosts our body’s natural detoxification enzymes and can help clear cancer-causing substances from our system. Studies have indicated sulphoraphane may also inhibit the growth of colon cancer and help control the spread of late-stage breast cancer cells. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pomegranate Seeds”

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January 2015