Welcome to the “Energy Boost” podcast episode of TheEdTalks, where you get a short episode focusing on an energizing topic and the latest research and thinking around it and any tips or goodies I can share with you. It’s perfect brain food when you only have small windows of time.
To recap, in the last Energy Boost episode number 33 I discussed the importance of the mineral magnesium for all of us especially for feeling energized and why simply taking any old supplemental form of Magnesium can be a waste of money and essentially harmful to your health. Topical forms of magnesium if you’ve never used them are incredibly effective especially for alleviating muscular or joint pain. Check out the episode here.
In this episode I talk about a molecule called sulforaphane that has a lot of hype surrounding it which often brings it back into the health and wellness spotlight as a panacea type compound. But upon doing the research it does seem that this naturally forming compound is truly incredible in the amount of possible benefits that it could have for you, but I also explain why you need to be cautious.
In this episode you’ll discover:
- What is sulforaphane
- How is sulforaphane and Broccoli Sprouts linked
- What are isothiocyanates and goitrogen foods
- How plants allow us to build our stress resilience
- Why it can be beneficial to choose vegetables that have been chewed by bugs
- 30 possible benefits associated with eating broccoli sprouts
- What to be cautious about when it comes to high sulforaphane consumption.
Items mentioned in this episode include:
Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links which help me pay the bills for The Ed Talks at no extra cost to you.
- EB33: Why Magnesium Will Make You Feel Amazing
- Cruciferous vegetables and the brassica genus
- Current potential health benefits of sulforaphane
- A method for heating broccoli sprouts to 70degC
- Sulforaphane Bioavailability from Glucoraphanin-Rich Broccoli
- 39 Proven Health Benefits of Broccoli Sprouts and Sulforaphane
- Sulforaphane and Its Effects on Cancer, Mortality, Aging, Brain and Behavior, Heart Disease & More
- Phase II detoxification enzymes
- Sulforaphane shown to potently block HIV infection
- Sulforaphane induced improved behavior in young men with autism
- Dangers of burnt and high temperature cooked foods (heterocyclic amines)
- Nrf2 gene
- The Epigenetic Impact of Cruciferous Vegetables on Cancer Prevention
- Sulforaphane Protects against Cardiovascular Disease via Nrf2 Activation
Broccoli – the DNA whisperer by former podcast guest Tom Malterre
- Goitrogens and thyroid enlargement
- Recommended “normal” consumption of raw goitrogenic foods
- Pregnancy and cautions with consumption of goitrogens
- Heat alters the isothiocyanates’ molecular structure and reduces goitrogenic effect
- Boiling or steaming will greatly reduce the amount of sulforaphane
- Brassica seed goiter
- Australian supplier of Organic Sprouting Broccoli Seeds
- USA and European supplier of Organic Sprouting Broccoli Seeds
- TheEdTalks Free Strategy Guide for feeling more energized
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