The Health Benefits of Sprouts
Mom was right when she said "eat your veggies!" Sprouts are baby vegetables. They are incredibly nutrient dense in this infant stage. When you eat sprouts, you are ingesting a high concentration of the vegetable's health benefits in a small compact form. They are living foods bursting with superpowers!
You probably cannot find a less expensive way to get vitamins than from sprouts. They also contain enzymes that aid in digestion. Sprouts contain an abundance of highly active antioxidants that prevent DNA destruction and protect us from the ongoing effects of aging.*
There have been numerous studies* on Broccoli sprouts for their cancer preventing sulforaphane content. There is over 25 times the nutrition in a serving of broccoli sprouts than in full grown broccoli. They also have been found to aid in cognitive functions, combat depression and block fat absorption.
Studies* on alfalfa have demonstrated benefits in pancreatic, colon and leukemia cancers. Plant estrogens are also abundant in sprouts. They increase bone formation and density and prevent bone breakdown or osteoporosis. They are also helpful in controlling hot flashes, menopause, PMS and fibrocystic breast tumors.
Alfalfa sprouts are one of our finest food sources of another compound, saponins. Saponins lower the bad cholesterol and fat but not the good HDL fats. Animal studies prove their benefit in arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Saponins also stimulate the immune system by increasing the activity of natural killer cells such as T- lymphocytes and interferon. The saponin content of alfalfa sprouts multiplies 450% over that of the unsprouted seed.*
Wheat grass is high in chlorophyll and is a blood cleanser. It has been shown to improve many body functions and is a natural beauty treatment.*
*We grow awesome veggies, but don't just take our word for it! Read scientific studies published on www.pubmed.gov and / or consult a medical professional.
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