Lizzy DeningHeart

Good news for fans of Brussels sprouts!

Lizzy DeningHeart
Good news for fans of Brussels sprouts!
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They're often pushed to the side of Christmas dinner plates, but the humble sprout should be at the top of your shopping list year-round, thanks to its incredible health benefits!

Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage are especially good at keeping mature women's hearts healthy, according to a new study.

The Australian researchers found that in women aged 70+ those who ate more vegetables had thinner artery walls. This is good news for them, as the thickening of artery walls can be a cause of cardiovascular disease. In fact, a 0.1mm decrease in carotid wall thickness is associated with a 10 to 18 per cent decrease in risk of stroke or heart attack, according to the researchers.

Cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and sprouts boasted the bigger benefits. Are sprouts back on the menu? Try this tempting Brussels sprout recipe.