The Science

SmarterNaturally Soup Explained

Broccoli has long been considered to be a ‘superfood’, with a huge range scientific studies finding that eating lots of cruciferous vegetables (and broccoli in particular) may help reduce the risk of various health conditions – such as type-2 diabetes, cancer, high cholesterol, heart disease and even some neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s.

But how can one vegetable have such a powerful impact on so many different areas of our health?

Broccoli, Glucoraphanin & Sulforaphane

The key to broccoli’s health-boosting effects is a naturally-occuring compound called glucoraphanin. Some cruciferous vegetables contain a small amount of glucoraphanin, with broccoli tending to be the richest in this active compound – which is why broccoli seems to be particularly good for our health.

When we eat broccoli, the glucoraphanin inside it is converted in our gut into its active form, called sulforaphane. Rather than acting directly to reduce the risk of any one health condition, sulforaphane improves the way our cells work at a very fundamental level – which then in turn brings a wide range of benefits to many different aspects of our health.

The Anti-Aging Power of Sulforaphane

When we are young, our bodies usually maintain a healthy balance between burning our food to produce energy and using our food to grow (such as building muscle or storing energy as fat). However, as we age our cells become less effective at burning energy – which is one of the reasons we can start to feel like we have less energy as we get older.

Since they’re generating less energy, our cells instead convert more of our food into the ‘building blocks’ of growth – such as proteins, fats, sugars and cholesterol. These molecules are all essential for keeping us healthy, but producing too many of them can negatively impact our health.

In fact, many common age-related diseases are linked to this shift in our metabolism. For example, producing too many fats can lead to obesity; high blood sugar can contribute to developing type-2 diabetes; high cholesterol puts us at a greater risk of heart disease; and having lots of sugars and proteins available can provide the fuel for small cancers to grow.

Sulforaphane can help reverse this change in our metabolism. It activates natural processes which support our cells to produce more energy, ‘re-tuning’ our metabolism to be more active. In this way, sulforaphane has an ‘anti-aging’ effect at a cellular level much like exercise does, enabling our cells to function like younger, healthier versions of themselves.

Our cells become less efficient at producing energy as we age due to the build up of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which disrupt the energy-generating process.

Sulforaphane turns on our cells’ natural antioxidant defenses, which mop up the excess ROS – allowing our metabolism to return to a healthier and more efficient state.

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Eat More Glucoraphanin, Boost Your Health

This ‘metabolic retuning’ effect of sulforaphane explains why eating a diet rich in glucoraphanin seems to help reduce the risk of such a wide range of age-related health conditions. Rather than protecting us from one specific disease, glucoraphanin instead slows down the internal effects of aging and creates a healthier internal balance which reduces our risk of various health conditions and diseases where age is a common risk factor.

But not everyone wants to eat broccoli every day. That’s why decades have been spent creating GRextra, a unique new strain of broccoli (developed using traditional crop breeding techniques) that contains much more glucoraphanin than normal – up to 5 times as much as a traditional broccoli.

Now we’ve turned this unique broccoli into SmarterNaturally Soup – a healthy, easy, instant soup that’s naturally rich in glucoraphanin. Research suggests that eating just one bowl of our soup a week could be enough to re-tune the metabolism of your cells – offering a wide range of health benefits and helping to reduce the risk of all kinds of age-related health conditions (such as type-2 diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease and common cancers).

Reduce Your Risk Of Chronic Diseases

Research indicates that SmarterNaturally soup may help reduce the risk of a range of age-related chronic health conditions, thanks to the anti-aging effects of our patented GRextra broccoli on our metabolism.

Lower Blood Sugar

Studies suggest eating GRextra broccoli and glucoraphanin may help reduce high blood sugar levels - a key biomarker for type 2 diabetes.

Anti-Cancer Effects

Studies suggest eating GRextra broccoli and glucoraphanin may have a beneficial effect against a number of common forms of cancer.

Lower Cholesterol

Evidence indicates that glucoraphanin-rich foods like our unique GRextra broccoli may help maintain healthier cholesterol levels.

Less Heart Disease

Research points to eating lots of Glucoraphanin in your diet as one way of helping to reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

Why Not Just Eat More Broccoli?

SmarterNaturally Soup has been carefully crafted with your health in mind. For example, a traditional broccoli often contains very little glucoraphanin (or perhaps none!), whereas our soup delivers a consistent and carefully chosen amount of glucoraphanin in each portion.

Another important aspect of our soup is the way it’s prepared. Just adding boiling water protects key enzymes in the broccoli that are needed to convert glucoraphanin into its active form (sulforaphane) in our gut, and are therefore essential to unlocking the health benefits of glucoraphanin. In contrast, these enzymes are often destroyed by the heat of cooking or steaming traditional broccoli.

SmarterNaturally Soup is the simplest, most reliable way to add the powerful health-boosting effects of glucoraphanin into your diet – and it’s backed by peer reviewed science from world-leading researchers and leading UK health labs.

So why not start your trial today, and see whether SmarterNaturally Soup could help you live a healthier future?