Anyone can make a smoothie —throw some frozen fruit and water or your fave dairy-free milk in a blender, and buzz until creamy. Better yet, you probably even know how to whip up a ” gut-friendly ” smoothie by adding in some fibrous plants or even inflammation-reducing ginger. You […]
But why do you want to throw ‘em in your smoothie? Broccoli—and, therefore, broccoli sprouts—contains sulforaphane, a phytochemical that has been shown to increase healthy gut microbes, repair tight junctions, and reduce intestinal permeability and bacterial endotoxin release. And here’s the magic: when you eat broccoli sprouts, you get up to 100 times more sulforaphane than you would get from fully mature broccoli. As you might have guessed, broccoli sprouts are bitter, so ease into using them.