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Can a Pill Offer the Same Benefits as Broccoli?

Broccoli Pills

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  • The so-called “broccoli pill” (Sulforadex) consists of a stabilized, synthetic form of sulforaphane
  • Sulforaphane may help to lower the risk of cancer, slow cancer growth and stop its spread
  • One of the best ways to maximize sulforaphane in broccoli is to steam it lightly for three to four minutes until it’s tough-tender
  • Broccoli sprouts also offer a particularly concentrated source of phytochemicals, including sulforaphane

By Dr. Mercola

One of broccoli's claims to fame is sulforaphane, an organic sulfur compound found in cruciferous vegetables, including not only broccoli but also Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, horseradish, and arugula. Broccoli sprouts are actually the richest source.


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