The amazing health benefits of micro broccoli

Did you know…

 

1 OUNCE of micro broccoli provides the same amount of sulforaphane as over 1 POUND of raw broccoli?

 

OK, if science is not exactly your thing, or your brain is on information overload.. please bear with me. This information is just too GREAT to not share. Don’t worry, it will all be summed up in the end.

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First off, lets talk about sulforaphane. Sulforaphane is the active phytochemical in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. It is a potent, naturally occurring, inducer of phase II detoxification by conjugating glutathione in the liver as well as up-regulating Nrf2, a transcription factor. In short, it enhances our body’s ability to buffer oxidative stress.

Sulforaphane also contains a high concentration of antioxidants and is a power anti-cancer compound by inhibiting blood vessel growth (aniogenesis) inducing programmed cell death (apoptosis) and inhibiting cell proliferation/migration.

However, like sulforaphane, most of these beneficial phytonutrients are indirectly degraded when exposed to heat.

Also, it is important to understand that raw broccoli does not contain any sulfuraphane until you start to chew it.

Cruciferous vegetables contain glucoraphanin, a precursor to sulforaphane that is enzymatically converted to sulforaphane via myrosinase upon mechanical chewing. While sulforaphane itself is resistant to heat myrosinase is not

This means when we cook our broccoli, we destroy the enzyme necessary for converting the glucoraphanin into that amazing sulforaphane.

 

In summary…

 

Cruciferous vegetables like Broccoli contain Sulforaphane, a phytochemical which acts as a detoxifier in the the body. It has even been shown to prevent the growth of many cancers! We only get the detoxifying benefits if we do not cook our broccoli.

If you love raw broccoli and can put can away by the pound, well then you are in good shape. HOWEVER, if you are like many out there who have trouble eating large amount of raw cruciferous vegetable like broccoli… take heart!!! Micro broccoli is your answer! Micro broccoli contains those same amazing antioxidants in even more concentrated form.

Just 1oz of Micro Broccoli contains the nutritional value of over 1 lb of raw, mature broccoli. Micro broccoli is easy to eat raw. It can be enjoyed in salads, with eggs, on wraps, sandwiches, burgers and more!!!

Thank you MICRO BROCCOLI!!!

Reference – National Center for Biotechnology Information

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