Brussels sprouts are part of the cruciferous vegetable family.They are loaded with many different nutrients that help with brain health including Vitamin K which helps to limit neuronal damage in the brain and prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s. Vitamin K also activates proteins necessary for the body’s bone formation processes.

Additionally, this cruciferous vegetable contains protective compounds called glucosinolates. Naturally occurring in brussels sprouts, they protects against inflammation, which may lead to chronic illness and brain disease. 

Brussels sprouts also contain ALA omega-3 fatty acids which are crucial for brain health, helping to slow cognitive decline and fight against depression and anxiety.

Lastly they an excellent source of protein; just one cup (88 g) of Brussels sprouts contains 3 g of protein.