Sumary of One Major Side Effect of Eating Brussels Sprouts, Says Science:
- Brussels sprouts were never glamorized in the same way other vegetables like buttery corn on the cob or celery sticks with peanut butter were during childhood.
- This was partially due to the media’s influence, as countless television shows and movies showed a kid sneaking the veggie to the family dog chilling underneath the dining table.
- Roasted Brussels sprouts may not be palatable to all, but even those who enjoy the slightly bitter taste and crispy exterior may not tolerate the vegetable well—digestively speaking.
- RELATED: The Most Common Reason You’re Always Bloated, Say Dietitians As a member of the cruciferous vegetable family—whose relatives include other hard-to-digest veggies such as cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower—Brussels sprouts contain a type of carbohydrate known as raffinose.
- ShutterstockBacteria in the large intestine are what break down the Brussels sprouts, which can cause gas.
- However, how much gas the body produces after eating Brussels sprouts varies from person to person.