STEAM OR STIR-FRY
RAW
Brussels sprouts contain sulforaphane, a powerful phytochemical that helps protect against breast cancer.

COOKED Steaming or stir-frying as quickly as possible preserves more of the cancer-fighting compounds. (Boiling brussels sprouts causes sulforaphane to leach into the water, according to research.)

BONUS The tough cores will cook faster and more evenly if you cut an X into the bottom of each stem.

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