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3-Ingredient Hormone-Balancing Recipe With Bacon

As a dietitian, nothing makes me prouder than turning a skeptic into a Brussels sprouts lover. 

As a vegetable in the Brassica family, this nutritional powerhouse is one of my all-time favorites for its metabolic benefits.

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Oven-Baked Bacon + Brussels Sprouts 

Can you guess what vegetable tends to elicit an immediate, “ick, no way, never!” response more often than any other — just by the mention of its name? If you guessed brussels sprouts, you’re correct!

As a dietitian, nothing makes me more proud than turning a skeptic into a brussels sprouts lover.

As a vegetable in the Brassica family, this nutritional powerhouse is one of my all-time favorites for its metabolic benefits.

Not only does it contain four grams of dietary fiber per cup, and ample amounts of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and folate, but it's a great source of glucobrassin. After chewing and moving into the acidity of your stomach, glucobrassin undergoes a few amazing chemical changes until it converts to a compound called 3,3’-diindolylmethane (DIM).1 Why does this matter? DIM is widely known for its anticancer properties and ability to metabolize excess estrogen.2  I’d say that’s a pretty great reason to get your veggies in!

With bacon as the secret ingredient, see below for an easy, savory crowd favorite brussels sprouts recipe. Don’t let the cooking time fool you — this recipe is a three ingredient, one pan, win-win.  

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Try-It Tuesday: Bacon

Bacon is hands-down, one of those most misguided foods of our time.   In fact, whenever I recommend adding it to one’s diet, I’m still surprised by how many people are in disbelief or respond with the silent, “Is she serious?” stare.   Scrutinized for decades, bacon has been given a bad reputation, often leading people to eliminate it completely from their diet.  But bacon is making a major comeback and it has the credentials to do so!  Whether you are a bacon lover or bacon-curious, read on below to find out the DO’s and DON’TS regarding this controversial food.  I hope it helps you decide to bring home the bacon this Tuesday!

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