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.
So there's this one nutrient that has Been researched over 2 000 times and 30 Of those research projects involved Human clinical trials okay so anytime Something has been researched that much It gets my attention so I want to talk About it sulforaphane it's not a vitamin It's not a mineral it's not a trace Mineral it's not a fatty acid it's a Phytonutrient so the question is why are Researchers looking at this molecule I Mean it's a tremendous amount of time And money to invest in this one nutrient So before I get into what it does let's First talk about where you can get it From okay well you can get them from Many different plants but the one that Has the most is the broccoli sprout now If we compare a broccoli sprout or even A broccoli micro grain which I'm going To explain in a minute into an adult Broccoli vegetable You have a factor of 10 to 100 times More sulforaphane in that baby plant Then the adult vegetable that's Significant not a hundred percent more I'm talking like 10 to 100 times more of This very specific sulforaphane nutrient So we have this cycle from a seed to This adult plant so it goes to a sprout Phase which is between two and five days And then it goes to the next phase which Is the micro green right microgreens you Probably seed them in the grocery store
Or at the farmer's market but it takes 10 to 14 days to make a microgreen then You have baby greens like the baby green Lettuce leaf which is between 15 to 40 Days and then the adult vegetable takes Between 40 to 150 days so if we break Down this whole cycle of this plant The majority of nutrients especially the Phytonutrients they kind of Spike Between the seventh and the 14th day and It's interesting because the average Person consumes only like one and a half Cups of vegetables and basically almost Zero amount of microgreens or Sprouts But they do consume a lot of grains Right and so what's so different about The grain or the seed which is the same Thing and the Sprout or the micro green Is that the micro Green in the Sprout Have much less Anti-nutrients okay than the seed does And as the adult vegetable does so Across the board these micro greens are Not only so super concentrated with not Just vitamins and minerals but Phytonutrients the antioxidants the Things that can actually help you Prevent cancer but they also have the Least amount of anti-nutrients that Irritates the gut that creates problems For people but way more people consume The grains and they're getting a lot of Anti-nutrients they're getting a lot of Phytic acid which blocks minerals like
Zinc calcium iron things like that and They have no problem meeting the grains But they just don't eat enough micro Greens or vegetables in general now if You think about this just the Concentration of nutrients you don't Need nearly the quantities of Microgreens or Sprouts than you do the Adult vegetable to get a good amount of Nutrition so you can actually have less Of that and for many people that's a Good thing because they have a hard time Consuming seven to ten cups of Vegetables so if you're just doing a Fraction of these microgreens you can Get a serious amount of these Phytonutrients and the benefits of the Phytonutrients Big Pharma is spending a lot of money Studying these sprouts and these Phytonutrients in sprouts and and Microgreens because they're loaded with All sorts of chemicals that give certain Effects you know unfortunately the model Of medicine is like you have this one Magic Bullet For This One symptom but Wouldn't it be better to have a whole Complex food that can have a huge wide Range of effects to your body so let's Go through these effects that Microgreens and Sprouts can give you and Phytonutrients in general and Specifically the sulfurophane one the First thing is you get the prevention of
Chronic disease anything chronic Involving inflammation can be helped Sulforaphane induces this compound Called Nrf2 which gives a potent Anti-inflammatory effect it's not that There's something in the sulforaphane That's giving you something that's Similar to that Gene it's turning on Something that's already in your body That's then going to get rid of Inflammation it's pretty wild if there's Anything chronic and degenerative that's Where you can apply this so we're Talking about arthritis Alzheimer's any Chronic inflammatory disorder now the Other thing that they really study it For is its effect on cancer it's very Anti-cancer in fact Hopkins try to get The patents but they got sued and they Never got the patents so they dropped it Like a hot potato but if they're trying To get the patents and spend all the Money and they already did the research Then it's legitimate sulforaphane has The ability to inhibit Carcinogens like Benzene for example It's a chemical sulforaphane is a very Powerful Anti-microbial if you have for example Some virus or bacterial infection or Ace Pylori Sulforaphane can help sulforaphane has Blood sugar effects so it's good for
Diabetes sulforaphane targets the inner Layer of the blood vessels okay it's Called the endothelial layer so it can Be very beneficial in preventing heart Disease sulforaphane has been studied in Autism which usually involves a lot of Oxidation and free radical damage and so We have sulforaphane coming in there as An antioxidant and cleaning all that up Sulforaphane has effects on Aging it can Help slow down this aging process to a Certain degree sulforaphane is also good For your brain in brain repair in Protecting the brain against oxidation So if someone has Parkinson's or Alzheimer's they should be exposed to These phytonutrients on a regular basis You can do broccoli Sprouts or broccoli Microgreens you can also do the radish Microgreens or the Sprouts or the Cabbage microgreens or the Sprouts or The kale micro greens or the Sprouts Those are really good ones pretty much All the Chris Cyprus Sprouts or Microgreens have a really good amount of Suffrophane but broccoli Sprouts or Broccoli micro greens have the most now Every so often you hear you have this Outbreak of E coli or salmonella and That usually has to do with the Hydroponic growing of these Plants and the real problem with Hydroponic is you don't necessarily have The full microbiome okay like you have
In the soil and that is the immune System that protects against these Pathogens so if possible grow your micro Greens grow your Sprouts in actual soil That would be a lot better it takes more Work it's Messier but if you can find a Farm that can grow some in soil That would be the ideal situation Especially to suppress the pathogens now On top of the benefits of the Phytonutrients okay and also getting rid Of a lot of these anti-nutrients there's Also nutrition too so let me just kind Of go through that in 100 gram amount of Microgreens you have only 4.4 grams of Carbs it's pretty low you have 2.2 grams Of fiber so the net carbs is really only 2.2 grams okay so it's virtually Non-existent then we have 2.2 grams of Protein now I wouldn't rely on your Protein from getting Sprouts but there's Some protein in there then we have 11 Milligrams of sodium that's pretty darn Low 298 milligrams of potassium okay that's That's a good amount especially since Our bodies need a lot like 4 700 Milligrams of potassium every day There's 66 milligrams of magnesium There's 88 milligrams of calcium there's 0.7 milligrams of zinc and there's a 66 Micrograms of folate but overall there's More vitamins and minerals and Especially phytonutrients in these
Sprouts or micro greens so since you're On this topic a really good next video For you to watch would be the one on Sulfur effect it's going to give you Some additional data that I think is Going to be very helpful and I put that Video up right here check it out