Brussels Sprouts Health Benefits plus Infused Recipes

What are Brussels sprouts health benefits?  

Many and we will explore them in this article.  But first we want to put to bed one point.  

Today's Brussel sprouts are not the ones your grandmother probably served.  

Once disdained by kids at Thanksgiving dinner tables around the country, this vegetable has become a trendy ingredient with top chefs and elegant restaurants offering gourmet versions.  

Gone are the days of being relegated to a side dish, today's Brussel sprouts are equally at home on the appetizer menu.

Brussels Sprouts Health Benefits

Brussels sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable, a food category that many of us are advised to increase consumption of.  According to WebMD, eating lots of cruciferous vegetables can protect against cancers of the stomach, lungs, kidney, breast, bladder, and prostate as well as protect against high blood pressure high cholesterol, heart disease, and diabetes.

Brussels sprouts fit into most healthy eating regimes as they are low in calories, low in carbs and keto friendly, and high in fiber.

Other Brussels sprouts health benefits include:

  • High in Vitamins C and K
  • High in calcium, folate, iron, and potassium 
  • Their high carotenoid content makes them good for the eyes.
  • New evidence show they might reduce cancer risk.

Who Should NOT Eat Brussels Sprouts

Despite all these health benefits, there are a couple of catogies of people who check with their doctors before chowing down on big plate of Brussels Sprouts:

  • Those taking blood thinners: Because Brussels sprouts are high in Vitamin K, a bllod coagulant, eating too much could prevent the blood thinners from working properly.  Consult your doctor about much Brussels sprouts and Vitamin K-rich foods you can safely eat.
  • Those with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): Brussels sprouts along with other cruciferous vegetables are not easily broken down.  Likewise those with IBS need to exercise caution as they can exacerbate symptoms of diarrhea, gas, abdominal pain, or constipation.

Brussel Sprouts Recipes with or without Cannabis

When one typically thinks of marijuana recipes, Brussels sprouts are not what usually jumps to mind. But perhaps they should, as they make a tasty and nutritious way to use your cannabis infused oils.

But with or without cannabis, Brussels Sprouts' nutrition still provides lots of benefits.  

Check out these recipes.  If you don't want them medicated, simply substitute regular oil for cannabis oil.

Healthy Brussels Sprouts Recipes, with or without Cannabis

Brussels Sprouts with Soy Ginger Sauce
Marijuana Recipes - Chipotle Lime Brussels Sprouts

About the author 

Cheri Sicard

Cheri Sicard is the editor of, the author of Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women (2015, Seal Press) and The Cannabis Gourmet Cookbook (2012, Z-Dog Media). Her blog is

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