5 ways that broccoli could save your life.

As a person who has overcome cancer, I am living proof that food (not fake, processed “pseudo foods”) was created by God to not only nourish our bodies but to also provide powerful medicines that truly heal the root causes of disease, instead of just treating symptoms. That’s true for many (if not most) diseases and science is now providing the supporting evidence.

To prove my point, I want to introduce you to a powerful bioactive compound called sulforaphane, which belongs to a class of nutrients called phytonutrients that are scientifically proven to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer. Numerous studies have identified broccoli as the best source of sulforaphane, since it is also packed with a wide range of other vitamins, minerals, and nutrients


Antioxidants are chemical compounds that neutralize free radicals (unstable oxygen molecules) and help to prevent damage to cell structures and DNA caused by oxidative stress. Our bodies naturally produce antioxidants (and free radicals) but most of us need the protection of additional antioxidants to compensate for exposure to toxins in our food supply and environment.

Sulforaphane is a rich source of antioxidants that help to prevent oxidative stress and the serious, chronic health conditions it creates.


Acute inflammation can be a natural and healthy response of your immune system to injuries, infections, or diseases but chronic inflammation has been scientifically linked to the development of colorectal cancer and the spread of other types of cancer throughout the body.

Sulforaphane has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reverse chronic inflammation and reduce your risk of cancer and autoimmune disorders.

Lowers the risk of DNA mutation.

Numerous studies have concluded that sulforaphane can prevent genetic mutations that create cancerous cells.

Stops the spread of cancerous tumor cells.

By activating or deactivating specific genes, sulforaphane can prevent cancerous tumor cells from replicating and spreading to other parts of the body.

Causes cancer cells to self-destruct.

Through a process called apoptosis, research indicates that sulforaphane may cause cancer cells to self-destruct.

Best sources of sulforaphane.

Unlike expensive pharmaceutical drugs that often produce terrible side effects, the powerful anti-cancer properties of sulforaphane can be found in the produce section of your grocery store.

Although all cruciferous vegetables are good sources of sulforaphane, broccoli has been widely studied and is highly recommended. Of course, locally grown, organic broccoli or broccoli microgreens are always the best options to ensure the highest nutrient densities and best flavors.


I hope the information I presented above has amazed you and given you new appreciation for the healing power of food. In my next newsletter, I’ll be giving your more options for how you can conveniently make sulforaphane a part of your daily wellness diet.