Brussel Sprouts – both sides of the story

First the bad news:  Brussell Sprouts could be bad for your health….from Wikipedia

Consuming Brussels sprouts in excess may not be suitable for heart patients taking anticoagulants since they contain vitamin K, a blood-clotting factor. In one such reported incident, doctors determined that the reason for a heart patient’s worsening condition was eating too many Brussels sprouts which countered the intended effects of blood-thinning therapy.

I’m just thankful that I’m not taking anticoagulants!

Lunch

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I’ve always eaten brussels sprouts; but, I was one of those kids sitting at the table with boiled brussel sprouts in front of me as my unsurmountable challenge of the day to eat it.  Sprinkled with salt and pepper and vinegar, mom said I had to eat them along with all of the mom reasons why I had to eat them.  So I did.        Spring forward to the day she decided to fry them in the frying pan with butter and onions, then sprinkle with salt and pepper and she was right (did those words just come out of my mouth?) they were good.  There’s something about the dark brown edges of the fried brussel sprout that changes the taste.  As an adult, I morphed into serving brussel sprouts topped with cheddar cheese.

Now that I’m an adult-adult and a health conscious adult-adult, I’ve been eating more brussel sprouts and have added garbonzo beans to the mix – a healthy serving will keep me full from lunch until supper aka dinner for you who drink your hot tea with a pinky raised.

Watching a hershey’s chocolate spread on a cracker commercial during The Bold and Beautiful today had me shaking my head to the advertising of junk food that is going to kill us early.  I never say never – but now that I’ve realized the importance of healthy eating, I rarely eat junk or processed food.  Its a mind thing and a priorities change and a life change and once you adopt the concept, it is very easy to say NO.

I had a conversation with someone who was lamenting about how much organic meat and produce cost and I either said it to myself or said outloud (I can’t remember) but, seriously, have you added up the cost of the bags of chips, crackers, candy and processed food you buy…..

Until next time….

One thought on “Brussel Sprouts – both sides of the story

  1. My stepson made a great side dish at christmas. roasted brussels sprouts and red onion, crumbled blue cheese, and bacon. wow. So good!

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