Have you ever heard about sulforaphane? If not, then it's time to know more and spread the news! 🥦
I've never heard about it either until about two months ago when I was listening to an episode of a fantastic podcast (which I highly recommend to listen to if you are interested in nutrition and health).
Dr. Rhonda Patrick frequently engages the public on topics including the role micronutrient deficiencies play in diseases of aging, the role of genetics in determining the effects of nutrients on a person's health, the benefits of exposing the body to hormetic stressors, such as exercise, fasting, sauna use or heat stress, or various forms of cold exposure, and the importance of mindfulness, stress reduction, and sleep.
She mentioned sulforaphane during several episodes, but the information just didn't click with me until one point when I said to myself that this has to be very important knowledge if a scientist is trying so hard to raise awareness around the subject.
And I began to research and to my surprise, I've found that sulforaphane antioxidants are indeed one of the most powerful ways to ‘waken’ your body and create a strong, resilient and active natural system defense.
The sulforaphane benefits are numerous and have been extensively researched lately.
Evidence of its properties is continually building regarding the huge range of impressive potential benefits for your health.
Therefore, if you are curious, here are the 25 insanely powerful sulforaphane benefits:
✔ Sulforaphane Protects the Gastrointestinal Tract (GI)
✔Sulforaphane Promotes Healthy Skin
✔Sulforaphane Improves Immune System Function
✔Sulforaphane Promotes Weight Loss
✔Sulforaphane Encourages Fully Body Detoxification
✔Sulforaphane Reduces Autoimmune/General Inflammation
✔Sulforaphane Promotes Hair Growth
✔Sulforaphane Supports Healthy Liver Function
✔Sulforaphane Combats Cancer
✔Sulforaphane Lowers Bad Cholesterol
✔Sulforaphane Reduces the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
✔Sulforaphane Helps Control Diabetes
✔Sulforaphane Acts as an Antiviral
✔Sulforaphane Fights Fungal and Bacterial Infections
✔Sulforaphane Slows Down Degenerative Disorders
✔Sulforaphane Turbocharges Cognitive Function
✔Sulforaphane Combats Depression/Anxiety
✔Sulforaphane Can Reduce the Symptoms of Autism
✔Sulforaphane May Help Asthma Sufferers
✔Sulforaphane Alleviates Bladder Dysfunction
✔Sulforaphane Promotes Healthy Eye Function
✔Sulforaphane is Great for Bone Formation + Density
✔Sulforaphane Improves Arthritis Symptoms
✔Sulforaphane Shields the Kidneys from Disease
✔Sulforaphane Facilitates a Healthy Pregnancy
And here is the list of foods high in sulforaphane:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Broccoli Raab
- Broccoli Sprouts
- Cabbage (Red & Savoy)
- Bok Choy
- Collard Greens
- Chinese Broccoli
Stay curious, healthy and happy!