BUT just blanch them for a few minutes, don’t over cook them as that destroys the value.
This is a very long, 2 1/2 hour, technical interview video. The bottom line of it is that you ought to eat more of the Cole family plants, and especially those with “bite” to them (i.e. that taste bad to some folks).
Also the exact biochemicals involved and where there are the most of them (sprouted broccoli seeds).
So eat your radishes, wasabi, horseradish (and for me, those horseradish leaves with their ‘bite’), broccoli, kale, cauliflower, mustard and mustard greens, cress, turnips, cabbages and yes, Brussels Sprouts, and so on down the line.
These activate the NrF2 pathway that increases disease resistance, cancer protection, and reduces inflammation. Basically, all over the place good things.
The description reads:
Published on Jan 6, 2017
Dr. Jed W. Fahey is a nutritional biochemist with broad training and extensive background in plant physiology, human nutrition, phytochemistry and nutritional biochemistry. He is the director of the Cullman Chemoprotection Center at Johns Hopkins.
The reason I’ve asked him to join us today, in particular, however, is because he has been researching isothiocyanates like sulforaphane for over 20 years and is an exceptional expert in this arena.
Dr. Fahey and his colleagues have been, in a big way, at the absolute center of what is a staggering amount of research on these very powerful compounds.
There is hardly a topic which we can discuss in which he doesn’t have an anecdote about a study he was involved in, or, in some cases, tribal knowledge that may not even be published but is nonetheless interesting and an important part of the story that is unique to his particular vantage point.
▶︎ If you have not seen my previous, extremely in-depth video on sulforaphane, a very important isothiocyanate, please do so:
and I’m going to put that video in front of the 2.5 hour one so you can view them in order if desired. It is only 47 minutes:
Needless to say, I’m going to ramp up my use of my Horseradish patch, plant some more radishes (even if the spouse doesn’t like them…), cook Brussels Sprouts in the house (even if the spouse complains about the ‘aroma’) and plant more of my hybrid Kalards Franken-Cole (and maybe even select for a more ‘bite’-full version).
It looks like one of THE best single things you can do for a broad spectrum of the major things that ail folks (cancer, inflammation). As I really LIKE things with bite, like radishes and wasabi and horseradish and… AND as I like “sauerkraut and Polish” and other cabbage dishes: I’m happy to up my game in that regard.
Will I try “Broccoli Sprouts”? Maybe. With an 86% slowing of a doubling rate of prostate tumor, and given that 100% of men will get prostate cancer if they live long enough, “that matters” and I can likely put up with a broccoli sprout smoothy for that… (Yes, ladies, there were similar findings of effects on breast cancer and that it helped p53 gene to prevent cancer).
So go explore the Brassica / Cole section of your grocery store, or at least have some sushi and work on your wasabi tolerance ;-) Wimps in the group can work on their watercress finger sandwiches ;-)