Garlic Butter Baby Brussels Sprouts

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This is a health filled recipe. This Garlic Butter Baby Brussels Sprouts recipe is filled with lots of good things that you want to eat often. We do not eat brussel sprouts nearly enough, and they are a wonderful food that really promotes our good health. Brussel sprouts, a member of the cabbage family, has special properties to help lower cholesterol. Cruciferous veggies have important glucosinolates, more than almost any other veggie. Brussel sprouts have this important element in spades. Glucosinolates are important phyto-nutrients that support our good health because they are the starting point for a number of substances that protect us from cancer. So eat brussel sprouts often!

Fresh garlic is another great vegetable that is loaded with anti-oxidants, and anti-inflammatories. Both garlic and onions are members of the Allium family of vegetables. Recent research suggests that garlic might inhibit the development of fat cells in the body. Obesity is sometimes thought of as a problem with inflammation, and garlic contains a compound that helps inhibit inflammatory activity and thus the formation of fat cells. This research is early in its development, but may lead to exciting news for obesity. As well, garlic is a good source of selenium, and also iron that our bodies can use. The Allium family of veggies contains so many good nutritional benefits that it is recommended we eat one serving from this group each day. The World’s Healthiest Foods site suggests each person should eat one clove of garlic every day for optimum health.

Be careful not to over cook brussel sprouts. If you cook them until they start to smell, they are over done. So check them by biting in to one them every few minutes until they are just cooked through and still slightly el dente to the bite. Then enjoy plenty of them, and enjoy them often. Why not give this Garlic Butter Baby Brussels Sprouts recipe a try for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

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