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.
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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.
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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.
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