April 16, 2019

Live 30% Longer With Sulforaphane: Biohacking Longevity, Cutting Cancer Risk, Protecting Brain Health, And Eliminating Disease — #041

Sulforaphane (or sulphoraphane if you speak the more civilised British English) is a truly exciting compound that is being shown more and more to have almost miraculous properties in terms of healing, disease-fighting capabilities, and longevity. And if there wasn't so much published science behind it, some may think it's witchcraft. But as biohackers, we don't believe in witchcraft, only data, published scientific papers, and evidence, and sulforaphane has it in spades.

Found in the cruciferous vegetable family, sulforaphane is produced when these plants are crushed, chewed, damaged, or broken, as a defence mechanism to ward off insects. This is good news for us, as there's an extraordinary amount of emerging research on the compound, including its abilities to fight cancer, maintain mental homeostasis, and possibly even extend life by up to 30%.

In today's episode, I'm going to talk in detail about what sulforaphane exactly is, the pathways it acts on in the human body, what the published science is showing about the potential benefits of it, the kinds of foods it is contained in, how to get up to 200 times more sulforaphane into your diet, biohacking the bioavailability of this compound with ground mustard, how it's linked with myrosinase, the best ways to cook cruciferous vegetables to maximise their power, why stressed people may get more benefit from this compound, and so much more.

As promised in this episode, a list of ten of the highest sulforaphane-containing foods are listed below, so you can make it easier on yourself in getting more of it into you life.



1. Broccoli sprouts

2. Broccoli 

3. Cauliflower

4. Kale

5. Brussels Sprouts

6. Bok Choy/Pak Choy

7. Collard Greens

8. Mustard Leaves

9. Watercress

10. Arugula (Rocket)


SULFORAPHANE OVERVIEW: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/sulforaphane 




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