Better Than Broccoli?

September 4th, 2011

By Dr. John Dempster: Broccoli is part of the powerhouse brassica family of vegetables. Broccoli contains important phytochemicals that are released when they’re chopped, chewed, fermented, cooked or digested. The substances are released then break down into sulphorophanes, indole-3-carbinol and D-glucarate, which all have a specific effect on detoxification.

Broccoli sprouts can actually provide more benefit than regular broccoli as they contain 20 times more sulfurophane. Add these to your salads and get creative with them in your meals.

What do Broccoli Sprouts have in common with Beet Root, Sea Vegetables, Dandelions, Flax Seeds, Lemons, Garlic, Artichokes, Tumeric & Apples? All are natural, powerful detoxifiers and simple to add to our daily diets!


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Lentil and Roasted Garlic Soup

August 21st, 2010

One of the best ways to eat more healthfully is to cook with super foods. This is the best recipe I’ve found for both kale and lentils — a treat from Bon Appetit!


½ cup olive oil
10 garlic cloves, halved
2T rosemary
3 cups water
½ cup green lentils
1 leek, thinly sliced
1 T sage
7 cups vegetable broth (I use Trader Joe’s)
3T soy sauce
¼ cup red lentils
1 ¼ pounds yams or sweet potato, cubed
12 oz. kale, thinly sliced

Optional toppings: grated parmesan, parsley

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