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Myostatin Control with Broccoli

So i’m going to try a diet of broccoli. I’m going to consume 4kgs of the stuff a day for a week.

This is because broccoli contains sulforophane which could possibly inhibit myostatin through increase in follistatin. Sulforophane is a HDAC inhibitor which increases follistatin.

Myostatin is a protein which limits muscle growth. When this is knocked out in mice it creates extremely muscular bodies. Follistatin overproduction causes even more muscle growth as it inhibits myostatin and possibly other proteins like gdf11 and activin.

It will also provide alot of protein, something like 130gs.

are you sure that this is healthy?

for some reason i vaguely recall an article about how a huge consumption of broccoli could lead to certain ailments…

be careful brother, make sure that this is safe…anything taken to an extreme can be harmful to the body

4 kilos a day huh?!?! What’s your plan to get that quantity of broccoli down? I’ve been trying to eat more broccoli and have been blending up some in my shakes as well as eating it with meals, but 4 kilos?

I cam close to throwing up just reading this thread…I can barely get one small clump of broccoli across my taste buds

[quote]Bullit wrote:
4 kilos a day huh?!?! What’s your plan to get that quantity of broccoli down? I’ve been trying to eat more broccoli and have been blending up some in my shakes as well as eating it with meals, but 4 kilos?[/quote]

I can’t see him consuming it in another other form than to put it in shakes.

Can’t you just find the extract, though?

He’ll have to wait outside the store each morning for the produce truck to arrive

I like broccoli. So far i have eaten nearly a kilo in four hours. I have literally been chewing it continually.

The chewing is what makes the broccoli release the sulforophane, the good stuff.

[quote]big balls wrote:

It will also provide alot of protein, something like 130gs.[/quote]

you sure about that? not to mention it will be an incomplete protein source

Have fun in the bathroom.

You’re very likely to irritate your GI tract, at the very least, with that much fiber.

I’m confused? is this all you will be eating for a month? No other food at all?

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[quote]HK24719 wrote:
Have fun in the bathroom.

You’re very likely to irritate your GI tract, at the very least, with that much fiber.[/quote]

I was thinking the same thing. I can’t imagine the time you’d spend in the bathroom on a diet like that. Green poop, anyone?

Four kilos???

Last time I ate too much broccoli too fast I puked…

Just for fun I decided to figure some nutritional information for this, um, unusual idea.

All values are per 4 kilos, raw.

Fiber: 104 g
Non-fiber carbs: 160 g
Non-fiber calories: 944
Protein: 96 g
Vitamin K: 5080% of the RDA
Potassium: 360% of RDA
Manganese: 400% of RDA

While some things are fine at way above the RDA, I am not at all sure that Vitamin K is fine at over 50 times the RDA, nor potassium at 3.6 times when considering that I assume you will continue to get potassium from the rest of the diet as well. (Too much potassium can kill, which is why it cannot be sold as a nutritional supplement at any significant dose. I doubt you’d be at the lethal level but the point is there is such a thing as too much and the above may be there.) Dunno about the manganese if maintained long term.

Our caveman ancestors are laughing at you, OP.

I dig Broccoli; one of my favorite vegetables actually.

It gives me a wicked case of the winds, so mass consumption is not in my immediate future.

Good luck Jolly Green Giant!

104g of fiber sounds… nice

[quote]sindri wrote:
104g of fiber sounds… nice[/quote]

Anyone up for a bowl of colon blow or new super colon blow?

why does extra fiber make more problems?

[quote]DoubleDuce wrote:
sindri wrote:
104g of fiber sounds… nice

Anyone up for a bowl of colon blow or new super colon blow?[/quote]

And how many bowls would I have to eat of my regular cereal to get the same amount of fiber in super colon blow?

[quote]AngryVader wrote:
DoubleDuce wrote:
sindri wrote:
104g of fiber sounds… nice

Anyone up for a bowl of colon blow or new super colon blow?

And how many bowls would I have to eat of my regular cereal to get the same amount of fiber in super colon blow?[/quote]

It would take over two and a half million bowls of your oat bran cereal to equal the fiber content of one bowl of Super Colon Blow.