Sprouts: Some of the most nutritious food on the planet!
Sprouts or what I like to call them, living food, are among some of the most nutritious foods on the planet because they are still alive, they are packed with enzymes, vitamins, minerals, essential fats and amino acids, way more than any raw fruit or vegetable.
We usually only think beans can be sprouted but did you know you can also sprout nuts, seeds and grains like quinoa. When sprouted you improve the quality of protein and increase its fibre content.
Sprouts have so many health benefits, here are just a few:
Sprouts are loaded with beneficial enzymes and enzymes are a very important part of the digestive process. Enzymes are required to break down food and they help increase the absorption of nutrients. And because sprouts are very rich in fibre they contribute to colon health and keeping you regular.
These puppies are loaded with nutritious but are very low in calories. The fibre found in sprouts help keep you full and satisfied and help reduce cravings for those sinful foods such as sugar!
Loaded with antioxidants, sprouts can help fight against free radical damage. Free radicals are natural cells that have gone to cuckoo land and mutate into cancerous cells.
Here’s the best part, they are very inexpensive, for pennies you could have an amazingly nutritious meal. And you can make them at home, in your kitchen!
All you need is a jar, a sprout bag or plant the seeds in a tray with soil.
Depending on your seeds you will need to soak them first for 8 to 12 hours. Place them in your jar and give them a rinse every couple of days. You’ll soon start to see them sprout, within a week you can start to eat them.
Local food at it’s best!