Do you hate brussel sprouts?

Brussels…
I had them for dinner last night.
Mrs P turned her nose up at them.
An intrinsic part of the great Christmas Dinner.
Sprouts get a raw deal but they are a superfood.
Lets be honest it’s a bit of a marmite vegetable.
You know, you love them or hate them.
Personally I’ve never been a lover.
As a kid I use to hide them under any left over mash on my plate.
My mum got wise to that so she started to mash a small amount in with the mash.
It was a game of cat and mouse.
So in the end I got desperate.
My brother and I would save up the offending mash to the end.
As per usual my Mum would say, “your not getting down till you’ve finished.”
So while she was out the room my brother and we would catapult the offensive mash so it would stick to the ceiling.
She thought we had eaten it!
Until a few weeks later she looked up!
She killed us!
You see the vegetable we love to hate contains excellent levels of…
Vitamin C
Studies have shown Vit C reduces the durations of the common cold (doesn’t stop it.).
It also acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells and keeps tissues healthy throughout the body, keeps you young looking.
Vitamin K
Essential for clotting in the body and building and maintaining strong bones.
Closely followed by plenty of B vitamins
B Vitamin play an essential role in the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats in the body.
If you dont get enough of them you can end up with a list of horrific symptoms such as:
  • Ulcerated mouth
  • Feeling run down
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Joint swelling
….Just to name a few.
So the message is…EAT YOUR BRUSSLES!
How I eat mine…
  1. Boil brussels (if the water has gone too green you’ve over cooked them)
  2. Finley chop some bacon and fry off.
  3. Add drained brussels to bacon.
  4. Sprinkle a tiny amount of brown sugar on them to glaze.
  5. It also take away any bitterness.
Have a good day.
Russell ‘eat your greens’ Pearcy

About the Author Russell Pearcy

Russell Pearcy has been working as a health and fitness coach for over 25 years helping men and women who feel tired and washed up get back in shape. Russell has also draws upon his experience as an Ironman triathlete to help coach others through this life changing transformation.