Published on February 17th, 2013 | by Randomguru
I’m Wondering If People Out There Eat Broccoli Sprouts
Do you eat sprouts?
I’m actually serious here, and specifically, which sprouts do you eat?
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that I enjoy eating sprouts, and I think it’s one of the healthiest foods to eat.
Specifically, my focus has been on Broccoli Sprouts, because of what recent research has been done on Broccoli and Broccoli Sprouts.
We all know that it’s cliché that our mothers and grandmothers insist that we eat our broccoli. And, I’ve mentioned before on this blog that I was told Broccoli is “anti-cancer” food, from an old friend who had cancer and it finally went into remission.
Broccoli is talked about frequently in Macrobiotic Books. And many studies suggest that it has the most nutrients out of any vegetable. It is common knowledge that cruciferous vegetables in general are anti-cancer foods and contain tons of nutrients and anti-oxidants.
That said, latest research has shown that Broccoli Sprouts specifically should be focused on for the more potent effects than the Broccoli itself. So, it doesn’t hurt to eat more Broccoli and especially Broccoli Sprouts.
I just had a vegan burrito for lunch that had a healthy amount of Broccoli Sprouts in it.
“While studying Broccoli and Broccoli Sprounts at the John Hopkins University School of Medicine, scientists identified a natural compound, sulforaphane GS (SGS), which supports long-lasting antioxidant and essential cellular function.
A fat-free food, Broccoli Sprouts are a good source of Vitamin C. Diets low in fat and rich in vegetables (like Broccoli Sprouts) and fruit may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease of many factors.”
1. Sprouts are definitely great in salads, sandwiches and vegan burritos.
2. 100% natural (get raw organic whenever possible).
3. Essential vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and enzymes.
4. Is living food, meaning that it’s still alive when eaten and is the healthiest.
5. Contains Chlorophyl and alkaline properties to reduce acidity in the body.
If you do eat Sprouts, let me know. Sometimes, I feel like I’m the only person eating this, and also loving the natural taste.