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THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF SPROUTS 1024 1024 Delphine Remy | Holistic Nutrition & Eating Psychology Coach

All plant-based foods start with a sprout and I’ll let you in on a little secret, it’s not limited to only beans! While the most popular sprouts are alfalfa and beans, sprouts can also be obtained from wheat, barley, rye, brown rice, etc. and provide key nutrients such as vitamin B, vitamin C, folate, fiber and essential amino acids.

What makes sprouts nutritious?
A significantly high concentration of vitamins and nutrients can be found in sprouts during the first week of sprouting. Beans contain a powerhouse of important nutrients such as organic compounds, vitamins and minerals a plant will need in order to continue growing. Many of these organic nutrients increase as the sprout continues to grow. Along with all of these components, sprouts are also a rich source of enzymes that are essential to overall health.

Many countries in the far east have adopted sprouts as a topping for various dishes or use it as a raw ingredient. Many of the benefits of sprouts are lost when cooked or heated so it’s important to use them appropriately. Although they are a very important source of nutrients, they should always be added to the meal in their raw form to guarantee the most impact.

TIP. Add them to a tossed salad, top omelets, mix into your veggie burger or blend into a fruit juice or smoothie.

👍 Improved Digestion
Sprouts contain an unusually high concentration of enzymes. These enzymes help boost various metabolic processes and chemical reactions within the body including digestion. Enzymes are vital to the digestive process and help break down food effectively and increase the absorption of nutrients into the digestive tract. They also contain dietary fibers that boost digestive functions. Dietary fiber also stimulates the digestive process by breaking down food effectively and more efficiently.

👍 Boosted Metabolism
Sprouts contain a wealth of enzymes that cannot be found in other foods. This saturated influx kick starts the body, and seriously impacts its metabolic power.

👍 Other health benefits:
✓ increase enzymatic activity throughout the body
✓ prevents anemia
✓ aids in weight loss
✓ lowers cholesterol and reduces blood pressure
✓ protects against cancer
✓ boosts skin health
✓ strengthens the immune system
✓ increases usable energy reserves!

When I lived in Houston I ordered seeds from Sprout People and grew sprouts at home. I liked sprouting a variety of seeds. Whole foods has great assortment of seeds as well if you are interested in sprouting at home. Stock some mason jars, sprouting workshop coming soon!


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