It can be hard for broccoli to compete with all the holiday treats that surround your family this time of year. But broccoli contains a superhero – the phytonutrient glucoraphanin – that will help keep us all healthier during the holiday season and all winter long. Thankfully there’s Xymogen BrainSustain with glucoraphanin (look for the ‘SGS‘ logo to know it’s in there) that can help upgrade any smoothie – like this Holiday’s Lil’ Healthful Helper – to help you keep the family healthy during the holidays and beyond.
What you’ll need:
1 Scoop (20g) Xymogen BrainSustain for Kids
1 Cup Organic Low Fat Milk
½ Cup Organic Spinach
¼ Cup Frozen Organic Blueberries
¼ Cup Frozen Organic Strawberries
½ Frozen Banana
Mix 1 scoop of Xymogen BrainSustain for Kids with 1 cup low fat milk, stir until powder is mixed completely with the milk and pour into a blender. Add spinach, strawberries, blueberries and banana. Blend to desired consistency. Makes 2 servings.
Serving Size: 6oz
Calories – 158
Fat – 3.25g
Total Carbs – 24g
Protein – 7.5g
SGS Brand Glucoraphanin – 15mg
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“John Juvik and colleagues explain that diet is one of the most important factors influencing a person’s chances of developing cancer. One of the most helpful food families includes cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, kale and cabbage. In fact, eating broccoli regularly has been linked to lower rates of prostate, colon, breast, lung and skin cancers. In that super food, glucosinolates (GSs) and the substances that are left when GSs are broken down can boost the levels of a broccoli enzyme that helps rid the body of carcinogens. One way to increase GSs is to spray a plant hormone called methyl jasmonate on broccoli. This natural hormone protects the plants against pests. Juvik’s team wanted to determine which GSs and their products actually boost the enzyme levels when broccoli is treated.”
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Building consumer and market understanding of the benefits of glucoraphanin from broccoli is a lot like the DHA story, says leading broccoli extract supplier Brassica Protection Products (BPP), as it takes the ‘important step’ of self-affirming the GRAS status of its SGS ingredient.