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Broccoli Sprouts and Gratitude

Sarah Lynn Baird

This week we watched Dr. Rhonda Patrick discuss the benefits of eating cruciferous vegetables. She inspired us to start growing our own broccoli sprouts under the sink! It is surprisingly easy to execute, and in one week, you will have sprouts growing out of your ears!

Here is the WHY:  Cruciferous vegetables contain glucosinolate (which is really good for your health) and broccoli sprouts have an insane amount — about 10 to 100 times more than most cruciferous vegetables!

Sulforaphane (part of the glucosinolate family) is especially potent. The video below details many of the suggested benefits of consuming broccoli sprouts! 

 Try adding in 1 cup of sprouts/day to a smoothie, frittata, or salad.

Gratitude

"Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy." Dietrich Bonhoeffer

For clients struggling with seeing the beauty in their lives, we recommend keeping a gratitude journal. It can be as simple as waking, going outside, and jotting down five beautiful observations in your yard. This simple task helps orient the brain to the beauty around us we often take for granted.

Life is 99% perspective. We create our own stories from what we see, hear, touch, and integrate. Two people can watch the same event on a street corner and write completely disparate narratives...our mindset is our lens, and we can transform our mindset if we open ourselves to the beauty around us and breathe it in...

RECIPE - "The Big Ass Salad"

Mark Sisson, founder of Mark's Daily Apple , usually starts his day with a "Big Ass Salad" around noon. This meal is filled with omegas, avocado, colorful veggies, and nuts/seeds.

We encourage many of our clients to have one large salad per day with at least five veggie colors  and a variety of fats! Whether you are following a balanced macronutrient plan or a LCHF/Keto diet, this meal is perfect and can be amended for any food value!

Here are some creative fat ideas to add to your salad: sprouted nuts, macadamia nut oil, walnut oil, avocado oil, pumpkin seeds, smoked salmon, sardines, olives, avocado, pine nuts, shaved raw coconut, etc.