Health Benefits Of Sprouts and Sprouting At Home



Health Benefits Of Sprouts and Sprouting At Home

When you think of healthy foods to include in your diet, you cannot miss Sprouts. Sprouts are termed as “Life-generating Bio-organic foods” because they support cell regeneration in the human body.

Sprouts are rich in vitamins, minerals and protein but low in fat due to which they have immense health benefits. This is the reason why sprouts are recommended by the dieticians for a healthy diet.

Health Benefits Of Sprouts and Sprouting At Home

  • Regulates weight. Sprouts are thus, must for weight watchers.
  • Slows your ageing process
  • Improves immunity
  • Helps in detoxification
  • Improves digestion especially when you eat heavy foods like beans.
  • Provide roughage and eases bowel movement
  • Nourishes various body organs like lungs and liver
  • High in potassium
  • Low in sodium

It’s very easy to prepare Sprouts. You need to soak seeds in a container of water. Keep them soaked overnight. Make sure that the volume of water is at least thrice the amount of sprouts. In the morning, wash the sprouts with fresh water and tie them in a soft cloth (cotton or woven). The seeds take 2-4 days to sprout. In summers, don’t forget to sprinkle water on the cloth in which the seeds are tied. This ensures that the seeds have enough oxygen and water to sprout.

You will notice how the seeds transform after sprouting.

Health Benefits Of Sprouts and Sprouting At Home

You might think how to include sprouts in your diet. Seeds are usually tasteless but they taste delicious in salad.

You need below ingredients for sprout salad –

  • 1 bowl of sprouts
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 finely chopped tomato
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Just mix the ingredients and sprout salad is ready. You might have noticed that sprout salad neither needs any special ingredient nor cooking. In case you find that the sprouts are hard to chew, you can steam them in microwave or steamer. Sprouting is one of the best ways to eat raw foods. You can also add sprouts to any salad like green salad or greek salad. I was so hungry this morning that I ate it all and forgot to click pics of sprout salad :P.

Sprouts can be eaten anytime during the day but breakfast is the best time to eat sprouts. You nourish your body with all the required nutrients in your first meal of the day.

Happy Sprouting  and Happy Sunday 🙂 !

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