Discover the unique health benefits of microgreens!
0:00 Introduction: Sulforaphane explained
0:36 The best source of sulforaphane
1:19 Broccoli sprouts vs. broccoli microgreens
3:55 Benefits of sprouts and microgreens
7:10 Nutrition in microgreens
8:06 Learn more about sulforaphane!
Let’s talk about sulforaphane. There are a lot of interesting health benefits of sulforaphane.
Sulforaphane is a phytonutrient that has been studied extensively. You can get sulforaphane from many different plants, but the best source of sulforaphane is broccoli sprouts or broccoli microgreens.
Broccoli sprouts or broccoli microgreens have 10 to 100 times more sulforaphane than broccoli. The majority of nutrients in plants, especially phytonutrients, are in the early stages of growth. Sprouts and microgreens also have much fewer anti-nutrients, which can irritate the gut.
Sprouts and microgreens are incredibly nutritious and are great choices if you have a hard time consuming large amounts of vegetables. You can consume fewer of them to get a good amount of nutrients and phytonutrients.
Potential benefits of microgreens and sprouts (sulforaphane):
1. May help prevent chronic disease
2. Has potent anti-inflammatory effects
3. May have anticancer effects
4. May help inhibit carcinogens
5. Has potent antimicrobial effects
6. Has powerful blood sugar effects
7. May be beneficial in preventing heart disease
8. Has been studied for autism
9. Has anti-aging effects
10. Helps support the brain
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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you better understand sulforaphane and increases your awareness of the powerful benefits of microgreens and sprouts. I’ll see you in the next video.