CHANGE YOUR GREENS FOR SPROUTS TO MEET YOUR DAILY VITAMIN QUOTA
“Let food be they medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates
VITAMIN CONTENT SKYROCKETS WITH SPROUTED FOODS
Certain B-vitamins increase 1200 percent during the germination process. Because sprouts also contain an abundance of highly-active antioxidants that prevent DNA destruction that also protect us from the ongoing effects of aging and cellular breakdown. Sprouts like alfalfa, radish, broccoli, clover and mung bean contain concentrated amounts of petrochemicals that can protect against disease. Johns Hopkins found that broccoli sprouts contain a substance called sulforaphane, a compound that helps mobilize the body’s natural cancer-fighting resources to reduce the risk of developing cancer. Sprouts also contain a high source of fiber. Many sprouts also contain plant estrogen’s, which have been helpful in controlling hot flashes, menopause, PMS symptoms and fibrocystic breast . Alfalfa sprouts are a good source of another compound, saponins. Saponins lower the bad cholesterol and fat but not the good HDL fats, and also stimulate the immune system by increasing the activity of natural killer cells such as T-lymphocytes and interferon.
CHANGE YOUR GREENS FOR SPROUTS
A simple way to improve your nutrition is to change out some of your lettuce for sprouts and/or microgreens in your salad, or on burgers, sandwiches or tacos. You may also drop them in your smoothies.
Red Cabbage microgreens have a high concentration of ascorbic acid (Vit C)
Cilantro has the highest amount of caratenoids lutein and beta-carotene
Sunflower sprouts are high in phytosterols, which can lower cholesterol
Alfalfa is a good source of Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, F and K
Wheatgrass is high in Vitamins B, C, E and many minerals
Lentil sprouts contain 26 percent protein and can be eaten without cooking
Brussels sprouts cooked, contain more than 240 percent of the recommended (RDA) for Vitamin K1, and nearly 130 percent of the RDA for Vitamin C. They are a good source of fiber, manganese, potassium, choline, B vitamins, antioxidants and other health promoting phytochemicals.
Want to know a little more about this awesome resource for super nutrition? This is a practical guide with information on sprouts and sprouting methods. Try this book by Ann Wigmore The Sprouting Book
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