Over 1,000 peer-reviewed scientific studies since 1997 have shown:
How Sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts fights cancer:
Eating just one ounce of 3 ½ day old sprouted broccoli seeds every three days prevents cancer in two ways. First it does so by boosting our body’s own antioxidant, glutathione, to maximum levels for 2 and ½ days. This in turn detoxifies the carcinogens we are exposed to daily via eating, drinking and breathing. The second way it protects us from cancer is that the sulfloraphane present in broccoli sprouts normalizes our DNA Methylation. To achieve this eating one ounce daily is recommended. This helps to prevent cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, etc. for many people with bad genes by suppressing the effects of many bad genes. It has also been found to activate some dormant genes that fight cancer like tumor suppressor genes.
Additionally, it acts as phyto-chemotherapy causing cancer cells to die via apoptosis, programmed cell death. It is not as powerful as traditional chemotherapy. Can I eat broccoli Sprouts if I am on chemotherapy drugs? At this time the best answer is probably not since it may detoxify the drugs.
Unlike chemotherapy and radiation therapy, eating broccoli sprouts kills cancer stem cells. A research team at the University of Michigan published a study in April of 2009 describing this benefit. As long as the cancer stem cells still exist a patient will be in remission and not cured.
How sulfloraphane affects other diseases:
The most promising findings are as follows: Repairs damage to veins caused by diabetes, repairs damage to lung tissue caused by smoking, prevents macular degeneration of the eyes and is good for retinal health in general. its natural antibiotic property kills even antibiotic resistant hyliocobactor Pylori bacteria. It has also been shown to help prevent arteriosclerosis and Alzheimers. Lessens symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease and prevents or slows down osteoarthritis by suppressing the production of the enzyme in that process that destroys cartilage and by the powerful anti inflammatory properties of sulfloraphane.
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