Broccoli Sprouts Nutrition Info & Health Benefits
Broccoli sprouts are best known for having cancer-fighting antioxidant properties, due to the enzyme sulforaphane. But what other nutritional benefits do they have?
One thing to keep in mind is that sprouted foods can contain significantly more enzymes than in their mature form. This means that we can extract more vitamins and minerals from the foods without having to eat a ton of it.
In fact, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. says in his book, Eat to Live, that when people consume more raw fruits and vegetables, they can reduce their blood pressure and weight loss effortlessly.
Broccoli sprouts are high in fiber and vitamin C. Dr Fuhrman also reports that the fiber found in edible plants provide multiple benefits, including diabetes prevention, lowered risk of varicose veins, a better immune system, less hormonal imbalances and more.
They also contain vitamins A, B, E and K plus protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, chlorophyll and amino acids according to SproutPeople.org. However, don’t expect to get your daily recommended intake of vitamins and minerals from a handful of sprouts.
So, we know that broccoli sprouts are nutritious and contain a good amount of sulforaphane that provides significant health benefits. However, did you know that we can triple the amount of sulforaphane in the sprouts before we eat them?
Dr Rhonda Patrick Explains How: