This vegetable may not have been your favourite thing to eat as a child, but it’s an excellent source of vitamin C, which makes it a great food to include in your diet during the cold and flu season. A cruciferous vegetable, Brussels sprouts are packed with anti-cancer compounds which flush out carcinogens and may also help prevent tumour growth.
Brussels sprouts are low in calories, too! One serving (about 1/2 cup cooked) contains only 32 calories. According to Foodland Ontario, the smallest ones in size are said to have the best flavour.