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“Broccoli sprouts have sulforaphane, a cancerfighting antioxidant that has also been found to be antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, and neuroprotective; it may even protect against aging and diabetes. Broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and bok choy have it, too, but broccoli sprouts have the highest identified concentration—up to 100 times the amount as mature broccoli. You can buy broccoli sprouts, but it’s fun to grow them in a Mason jar (see instructions below). Because cooking destroys sulforaphane, I put the sprouts in a salad or throw them on top of my egg-white omelet in the morning.”
Serving size: ½ cup (2.25 oz. or 64 g)
Lisa Reed is a Washington, Dc–based fitness expert and the owner of Lisa Reed Fitness. She was the first female strength and conditioning coach at the United States Naval Academy. She has a master of science in exercise physiology.