When I started diving down the rabbit hole into the benefits of broccoli sprouts and why I should be making them, I learned about the powerful phytochemical, sulforaphane. So, I took on the challenge of making them myself! Below is a quick guide to making your own broccoli sprouts.
The biggest reason to try growing your own sprouts? Broccoli sprouts are one of the best sources of sulforaphane. Sulforaphane has the ability to promote excretion of toxic substances from the body (aka: helps with detoxing). Research also shows amazing benefits for type 2 diabetics, as well as all inflammatory conditions in the body! So, why not give it a try? It's so simple.
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Some useful resources for you to learn more:
The "sciency" stuff:
Christine A. Houghton, "Sulforaphane: Its “Coming of Age” as a Clinically Relevant Nutraceutical in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease", Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, vol. 2019, Article ID 2716870, 27 pages, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/2716870
How to grow broccoli sprouts guide:
Video: how to sprout (hint: I watched at 2x speed, because it’s a little long, but is very detailed and leaves you with no little to no questions on how to grow them by the end!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SHS0gWlTHE
Another Video on how to sprout:
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