Here are 7 benefits of eating broccoli sprouts vs broccoli.
Both broccoli and broccoli sprouts are full of healing antioxidants, although broccoli sprouts has 50-100 times more healing properties than the big bundles of broccoli you might buy.
The mystery healing ingredient is known as sulforaphane, which is extracted when chewing and breaking down the sprout into healing bits.
For instance, 1 cup of broccoli sprouts equals 100 cups of broccoli due to the sulforaphane extraction found in the munched up sprouts we chew.
Broccoli Sprouts are considered to be a superfood. They can fight off various dis-eases as well as prevent them from occurring.
Here are 7 ways broccoli sprouts can help maintain a healthier lifestyle:
1. Heart Help
Broccoli sprouts can lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels. Strokes and various other heart diseases will remain at a minimum when choosing broccoli sprouts as part of your diet.
2 . Inflammation Help
Sulforaphane and other nutrients in broccoli sprouts can quell cell damage and promote overall health by fighting against inflammation, boosting the immune system.
3. Brain Help
Heavy amounts of iron, sulforaphane and antioxidants found in broccoli sprouts can prevent autism, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Iron supplies oxygen to your blood, providing healthy brain and organ function.
4. Digestive Help
Ward off dangerous bacteria protecting the stomach’s immune system circumventing constipation, abdominal pain, ulcers and issues associated with the colon.
5. Cancer Help
Broccoli sprouts can help fight breast, throat, prostate, colon, bladder and skin cancer due to sulforaphane. Cancer cells can be killed off by sulforaphane and at the same time this healing ingredient can protect the healthy cells.
6. Diabetes Help
Broccoli sprouts help to regulate blood sugar levels benefiting individuals with type II diabetes.
7. Skin and Hair Help
Protect your skin from sun damage, reduce wrinkles as well as age spots with the Vitamin C found in broccoli sprouts. Increase the elasticity in your skin, strengthen hair follicles and slow down the aging process.
8. Lung and Liver Help
Research has found that broccoli sprouts could reduce various problems associated with lung-related dis-ease; asthma and respiratory issues. Sulforaphane being the key ingredient for continued wellness.
With ALL this ‘help’, who wouldn’t want to add sulforaphane-producing foods to their diet?
Next time you visit Courtyard Cafe, be sure to ask us to add broccoli sprouts to your favorite dish.