One of Nature’s Top Cancer-Fighting Foods

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Healthy Living, Heart Disease, Natural Health, Nutrition, Toxins - Chemicals

One of Nature’s Top Cancer-Fighting Foods

Most people could not imagine the enormous health benefits found in Broccoli sprouts. Learn about their special nutritional contributions and how easy they are to grow. Broccoli sprouts are also available in your local grocery stores.

Health Benefits

Let’s first look at the health risks these diet rich nutrients are being hailed for and why?

The antioxidant powerhouses ‘sulforaphane, glucoraphanin, and glucosinolates’ are many times higher in broccoli sprouts compared to mature broccoli. In fact they posses 10-100 times more glucoraphanin than regular broccoli. Also corroborated by Johns Hopkins University, broccoli sprouts contain as high as 50 times the concentration of phytonutrients compared to the mature broccoli.

How does sulforaphane help fight cancer?

Sulforaphane is an especially potent compound that has shown to boost our body’s protective enzymes that can actually remove cancer causing chemicals according to Jed Fahey, ScD.Jun 19, 2012.

Other benefits:

Fight free radical damage

Boosts body’s immune system

Support our natural defense systems

Liver support

Prevents and combats Heart/Cardiovascular disease

Glucoraphanin decreases blood pressure

Props up normal body functions

Supports healthy gut health

Promotes healthy aging

Encourages healthy skin and hair

Nutrition Facts

Vitamins and minerals found in broccoli sprouts:

Nutrients include – potassium, fiber, protein, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, zinc, and vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and K

All through the sprouting process, minerals like magnesium and calcium become more ‘bioavailable’ by binding to proteins

About the Sulforaphane antioxidant

The breakdown of the antioxidant  organosulfur compounds (sulforaphane) is as follows: Sulforaphane (SFN) is a molecule within the isothiocyanate (ITC) group of organosulfur compounds. Sulforaphane is a phytochemical commonly found in cruciferous vegetables such as, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and a variety of cabbages.

Nutritional Breakdown of Broccoli sprouts

Harvested at just 4 to 5 days old, broccoli sprouts provide a 3 ounce serving of: 2 grams of protein, 5 grams of carbohydrate and 4 grams of fiber.

How long do you soak broccoli sprouts?

For much more information on how to grow broccoli sprouts and other health promoting plant sprouts, go here, otherwise simple follow the below instructions:

Place the seeds into a jar and cover them with a few inches of warm purified water

Soak overnight in a warm dark place

Once soaked for 8 to 10 hours, drain the water off

Rinse the seeds with fresh water, 2 to 3 times a day for 3 to 5 days

How to Eat

Sprouts are wonderful in salads, on a sandwich, or sprinkled on certain prepared foods and as a garnish. Also add them to your favorite vegetable or fruit juice recipes.

Enrich your diet while supporting your quality of life and longevity by regularly eating sprouts.

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