Video by Dr. Anthony Vasile
Broccoli is delicious in many forms. Broccoli and broccoli sprouts are great to top off salads or throw into a smoothie. I like green drinks because they are quick, lower inflammation, help the body detox and are a great way to get different varieties of nutrients as part of a regular diet.
One extensively studied compound of broccoli is called sulforaphane. It has been shown to have a variety of health benefits and can even help improve blood glucose levels in Type 2 diabetics. The effects were similar to the widely prescribed Metformin to manage blood sugar levels.
“Sulforaphane, provided as concentrated broccoli sprout extract, reduced fasting blood glucose and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in obese patients with dysregulated type 2 diabetes.”
“Many clinical studies from at least three different groups have now been published. They have shown effects on reduced gluconeogenesis , inflammatory markers , and insulin resistance.”
I have attached research if you are interested in learning more about the potent health benefits of broccoli. This green drink with broccoli recipe is simple and a powerhouse of nutrition. Give it a try as part of your eat well regimen. Remember it is important to exercise daily, manage stress and keep the spine healthy with regular chiropractic adjustment.
- 1 small head organic broccoli (florets and stems)
- 1 handful organic frozen spinach
- ½ organic green apple
- ½ organic frozen banana
- 2 innate choice probiotics
Houghton CA. Sulforaphane: Its “Coming of Age” as a Clinically Relevant Nutraceutical in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2019;2019:2716870. Published 2019 Oct 14. doi:10.1155/2019/2716870
Yagishita Y, Fahey JW, Dinkova-Kostova AT, Kensler TW. Broccoli or Sulforaphane: Is It the Source or Dose That Matters?. Molecules. 2019;24(19):3593. Published 2019 Oct 6. doi:10.3390/molecules24193593
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