One of the chief attributes of broccoli is sulforaphane. A phytonutrient, sulforaphane has anticancer, antidiabetic and antimicrobial properties. It is most commonly found in cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. The cruciferous name translates to "cross-bearing" and refers to the four-petaled flowers in a cross shape that distinguish this vegetable family.
Among cruciferous vegetables, the broccoli sprouts (Brassica oleracea) used in LeafGreens™ contain the highest concentration of sulforaphane. What's more, by using sprouts in the LeafGreens™ blend, The AIM Companies™ is able to provide more than sixty-five times the amount of sulforaphane by weight than what is found in mature broccoli. That makes for a significant difference.
With many positive nutritional benefits, sulforaphane has been the topic of much research, as scientists and biologists have studied its ability to lower inflammatory response and improve cardiovascular health, among other benefits. The following four studies scratch the surface of the research done on this healthy nutrient:
Study No. 1: Oregon State researchers discovered that sulforaphane has strong anti-cancer properties. The study, done in conjunction with research on the positive effects of healthy nutrition on prostate cancer, found that broccoli may have the same effect as some cancer-inhibiting drugs thanks to the inclusion of sulforaphane.
Study No. 2: A 2010 UCLA study found that sulforaphane can help restore the immune system by switching on antioxidant genes and enzymes, which can combat free radicals. Oxidative stress from free radicals can wear down an immune system over time and can lead to damaged cells, disease, and cancer. The benefits of sulforaphane are vitally important for reinvigorating the immune system to withstand free radical damage and reverse the effects of aging.
Study No. 3: A study published in 2009 found that oral consumption of sulforaphane reduced inflammation in human airways by increasing naturally occurring enzymes in the body.
Study No. 4: Researchers found that cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli support liver detoxification and reduce cancer risk thanks to phytochemicals.
One serving of LeafGreens™ provides the daily recommended 200 to 400 micrograms of sulforaphane.
Broccoli joins a powerful leaf lineup of nutritious plants, each of which carries its own stellar nutritional benefits. Spinach contributes vitamin A, which can support vision, healthy skin, hair and tissues. Faba bean contains quercetin, a natural anti-inflammatory. Field pea provides kaempferol, which has loads of benefits for heart health and blood flow. And the benefits of barley are well-known - one of the most nutritious plants on earth.
Bertha Wiebe of Linden, Alberta, Canada, has noticed a positive change from using LeafGreens™, in many different areas of her everyday life.
"LeafGreens is a very high quality source of greens for me. I take it at breakfast and at bedtime. I feel it really keeps up my energy level. I believe it is helping my eyes and my kidneys and giving me a general all-around sense of well-being. Taking it at bedtime helps me to sleep better and when I sleep, I don't have trouble with depression. That is the best gift of health - no depression!"
Adding broccoli sprouts to the LeafGreens™ blend adds many bonus benefits to an already great product. And making LeafGreens™ available in a capsule form as well as powder should serve to get the unmatched nutrition in the hands of many more people. Plus, vegetarian capsules make for a great introduction to potential customers who are used to getting nutrition from vitamins.
LeafGreens™ took leaf nutrition to a whole new level when it originally debuted. Now it has gone a step further. The addition of broccoli sprouts and the new capsule form make LeafGreens™ a superfood with super results.
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