Over the years many people have asked what we mean when we call sulforaphane an “indirect antioxidant”. We have just posted a FAQ entry that we hope helps to answer that question. Here is our answer: Q: You and others frequently call sulforaphane an indirect antioxidant. What does that mean? A: Oxidative stress is thought to be… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Fruits and Vegetables
Last week, Dr. Fahey talked about sulforaphane on SmartDrugSmarts, in the central half hour of this 44 minute podcast.
We have a new paper that was just published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. In it we discuss the fact that sulforaphane (SF) from broccoli sprouts must be stabilized for use in nutritional supplements. We present data on person-to-person variation in bioavailability, and we give examples of good availability of a… Read more »
Jed Fahey, Sc.D. on Isothiocyanates, the Nrf2 Pathway, Moringa & Sulforaphane Supplementation Released Jan 06, 2017 Preview YouTube video Jed Fahey, Sc.D. on Isothiocyanates, the Nrf2 Pathway, Moringa & Sulforaphane Supplementation Watch the Webinar or Listen to the Podcast (available via FoundMyFitness.com on iTunes and Sticher)
In response to the many questions we’ve received as follow-up to Dr. Fahey’s interview with Rhonda Patrick (FoundMyFitness.com), we have added a page with FAQs to this website, that we hope will answer some of the more commonly asked questions. At the moment, the volume of questions coming in from this website, Twitter and Facebook is… Read more »
The Chemoprotection Center was featured in an article about Moringa, in the Johns Hopkins Magazine (The Hub). Their work on Moringa and the concept of “superfoods” are discussed. Dr. Fahey is quoted as saying, “Those who could benefit most from its use are in the poorer regions of the dryland tropics where it’s actually grown, …. Read more »
Diet and Cancer: Yet Another Connection Incidence of obesity has reached an all-time high in the United States and continues to rise. In addition to the well known dangers of obesity—hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol—obesity changes the body on the molecular level. These changes place overweight and obese people at an increased risk for a… Read more »
Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree cultivated across the lowland dry tropics worldwide for its nutritious leaves. Despite its nutritious reputation, there has been no systematic survey of the variation in leaf nutritional quality across M. oleifera grown worldwide, or of the other species of the genus. These findings identify clear priorities and limitations for improved moringa varieties with traits such as high protein, calcium, or ease of preparation.
On June 27 2016, The New Yorker magazine published an article that discusses research we are doing with a collaborator in Mexico on the tropical Moringa tree: Meet the Moringa Tree, An Overqualified, Underachieving Superfood Moringa oleifera, the most commonly farmed species, produces edible leaves that are unusually rich in protein, iron, calcium, nine essential… Read more »
Graduate student Eleanore Alexander, and the Chemoprotection Center’s Dr. Fahey recently were invited to prepare a commentary on current fruit breeding practices. In it, they suggest that “To reverse the trend of decreasing vitamin and phytochemical content, consumers must demand fruits and vegetables that come from farms using better practices that result in higher nutrient… Read more »