When I think “SPROUTS” I think LIFE, ENERGY, DIGESTION, ANTI-AGING, BEAUTIFUL SKIN AND WEIGHT LOSS.
THE SCIENCE OF SPROUT NUTRITION
SPROUTS are biogenic – alive and capable of transferring their life energy to your body. One of the most important reasons being that sprouts contain fresh chlorophyll, Chlorophyll is the single most critical substance in plants that allows them to absorb light from the sun, our ultimate source of energy and convert that light into usable energy.
SPROUTS contain enzymes, that are essential to our bodies because they control the metabolic processes whereby nutrients are converted into energy and fresh cell material. They help break down food into smaller compounds and convert starches into sugars, protein into amino acids, and fats into fatty acids meaning, aid in digestion.
SPROUTS provide nutrients in its purest naural form which are easy for the body to digest.
Studies have shown that in comparison to dried seeds, sprouted foods contain an amazing increase in nutrients. During the sprouting process; the vitamins, minerals and protein increase substantially and the calories and carbohydrate contents decrease. This is mainly due to higher water content compared to the dried seed. 100g lentil dried provides 350 calories and 60 gm of carbs..whereas 100 gm of sprouted lentil will provide 106 calories and 22 gm of carbs. WOW..!! For detailed nutrient content, refer to http://www.usda.gov
SPROUTS have a greater satiety value.
SPROUTS create alkalinity in the body. Alkalinity provides optimum health- there is more to health that absence of disease. ( for those interested in Alkaline Diet, my blog to follow ~ “Going Alkaline” )
SPROUTS provide a good source of fiber, which stimulates the body’s internal self-cleansing abilities
SPROUTS are an excellent source of antioxidants, so long aging..!!
SPROUTS are an extremely inexpensive mode of optimum nourishment.
WHAT CAN WE SPROUT ?
Most seeds sprout easily, one can sprout Grains, Legumes/Lentils, Nuts and Oilseeds, Vegetables and Fruits.
Fresh, alive seeds in good condition sprout the best. If a seed will not sprout, this is an indication that it is “dead” and the enzymes in it have been destroyed. It may be old, rancid, cooked, irradiated, sprayed or physically broken or damaged.