Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Jed Fahey, Sc.D.: Powerful Plant Nutrients in Cruciferous Vegetables
This podcast gives even MORE incentive to eat our broccoli! powerful plant nutrients, called phytonutrients, such as the activated nutrient Sulforaphane (most prevalent in cruciferous vegetables) are almost too good to be true. These plant-powered nutrients need to be in your life, every day.
Do you smoke? Are you overweight? On chemo? At risk for cancer? Suffer from an auto-immune or inflammatory disease? Have diabetes? Know a loved one who falls within the Autism spectrum? Listen to this podcast, or at the very least look up some of the articles discussing Sulforaphane's beneficial effects that connects to all of these ailments. This podcast discusses dietary and supplemental methods to get the best bang for your buck on this nutrient, which studies suggest to:
---Help prevent cancer
---Help fight cancer
---Help prevent diabetes
---Help fight diabetes
---Help prevent excess fat accumulation
---Help decrease inflammation
They discuss awesome studies, such as a group of smokers who drank brussel sprout juice, while still smoking daily, and the nutrients helped decrease cancer biomarkers for them in a matter of days. They discuss promising studies on helping reduce the effects of autism, and more! It gets scientific at some points, for those who aren't familiar with biological pathways, but the main points are clear: EAT RAW CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES EVERY DAY. Get it in your salad, your main course, your smoothie, just find a way. Check out my Instagram @best.food.forward to see some of the ways I cook or eat my cruciferous veggies! Recipes coming soon.
Here is a list of some of the cruciferous vegetables to get you started. Remember, don't cook these veggies at too high of heat, you will kill the enzyme that does all the work! Although still incredibly high in fiber, the veggies will still have big contributions to health, weight loss, and more...but obviously we want Sulforaphane's superpowers, so get some raw veggies in. ;)
The list goes on, look up cruciferous vegetables for more info!