Fruit juice with a radish in autumn / Prophylactic self-isolation series. Day 251st.

juice in a glass, hold in a hand near the window

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Have you got a daily dose of sulforaphane this autumn? What??? I mean, radish, broccoli, cabbage…

Sulforaphane is a powerful Nature’s tool to:

  • Stimulates immune system (1, 2)
  • Shows potential in dealing with cancer, including breast and prostate cancers (3)
  • Plays a protective role against vascular complications – heart diseases (4)
  • Shows antidiabetic effects (4)
  • Protects skin against UV radiation damage (5)
  • May protect against brain (nerves) damage and autism (6, 7)

Lots of vegetables, appearing in autumn, contain sulforaphane. Isn’t it a Nature’s help-hand to let us be more resistant towards colder weather? I guess so:)

Vegetables containing sulforaphane:

  • Bok choy
  • cabbage
  • broccoli
  • radish


Before you start (more info on a page 2)

Passive time

4-8 h

Active time

10 min





For note: 4-8 h in passive time are needed for apples and grapefruits to stay on a counter (only if they were in a refrigerator). In this way, when fruits or some vegetables are exposed to room temperature they become sweeter

Basic rule: before you start you may wash/clean and drain/dry vegetables, herbs, fruits and other ingredients

apple2 small or 1 big2 small or 1 big
List of ingredients for Autumn Juice with Radish

For note: for apples – cut of the hard middle core with seeds before juicing

How to make it?

Just juice it and strain! Actually, I feel only the taste of grapefruit and apple, so, radish with its fantastic guard properties comes easy!

cut apples, grapefruits and radishes on a round metal plate
Ingredients for the juice
juice in a glass, hold in a hand near the window
My Autumn Juice with Radish. It is tasty!


  1. Thejass P and Kuttan G. Immunomodulatory activity of Sulforaphane, a naturally occurring isothiocyanate from broccoli (Brassica oleracea). Phytomedicine 2007; 14: 538-545.
  2. Suganuma H, Fahey JW, Bryan KE, et al. Stimulation of phagocytosis by sulforaphane. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2011; 405: 146-151.
  3. Sarkar R, Mukherjee S, Biswas J, et al. Sulphoraphane, a naturally occurring isothiocyanate induces apoptosis in breast cancer cells by targeting heat shock proteins. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2012; 427: 80-85.
  4. Yamagishi S and Matsui T. Protective role of sulphoraphane against vascular complications in diabetes. Pharm Biol 2016; 54: 2329-2339.
  5. Talalay P, Fahey JW, Healy ZR, et al. Sulforaphane mobilizes cellular defenses that protect skin against damage by UV radiation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2007; 104: 17500-17505.
  6. Singh K, Connors SL, Macklin EA, et al. Sulforaphane treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2014; 111: 15550-15555.

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Before you start

Passive time

// time before, during or after food preparation when no action is needed (e.g., soaking, sprouting, freezing) //

Active time

// factual time spent in a kitchen for preparation (e.g., cutting, washing, boiling, crashing, mixing) //


// specific kitchen equipment, like food processor, blender, etc Regular kitchenware like pots, spoons or knifes is not listed here //


// approximate amount of servings, because everything depends on how much we are willing to eat:) //

Tbsptable spoon
tsptea spoon
cupUS measuring cup, equal to 240 ml of water

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