By Carol Blair, BS, DiHom, CNC
Brussel Sprouts, along with other cabbage-family foods, are high in detoxifying compounds such as sulforaphane. These foods help reduce the risk of cancer and assist in the upregulation of phase II detoxification pathways. This process helps to rid the body of toxic substances including harmful estrogens.
Here is a delicious way to add some of these compounds to a holiday meal. Slicing them and adding a little onion and garlic makes them less strong so the kids will eat them too.
Brussel Sprouts, sliced
Onion and garlic, chopped
Small amount of olive or coconut oil
Himalaya or sea salt and pepper as desired
Slice the Brussel sprouts and sauté them with garlic and onion in a small amount of olive or coconut oil. Season with Himalaya or sea salt and pepper as desired. Cook until tender. Serve hot.