- Vitamin K
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Alpha-linolenic Acid
Disease Prevention and Risk Reduction
Brussels sprouts contain 150% of the Daily Recommended Value.
A study in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases found that those who eat foods rich in vitamin C were protected against inflammatory polyarthritis, a form of rheumatoid arthritis.
A 1-cup serving of Brussels sprouts provides more than twice the Daily Recommended Value of vitamin K.
Studies in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition have pointed to the cardio-protective effects of alpha-linolenic acid.
Reinhard, Tonia. Superfoods: The Healthiest Foods on the Planet. Buffalo, NY: Firefly, 2010. Print.