Thursday 23 November 2017

Get a nutiriton boost by sprouting your own seeds

By Clair Whitty - Naturally Healthy

Why sprout your seeds? Sprouted seeds are an excellent source of nutrition, it's so easy to do, and you can do it at home any time of the year.

When seeds are sprouted their nutrients are activated and multiplied. They contain high concentrations of valuable enzymes, proteins, minerals, trace elements, and natural vitamins. They become easier to digest and at the same time encourage the growth of your own digestive enzymes. They are a source of fibre, which is great for the digestive system. According to BioSnacky seed supplier, sprouted seeds contain more nutrients than any other food known to man. So why wouldn't you want to sprout your own seeds?

You can sprout almost any seed, grain or bean that you like, including chick peas, mung beans, lentils, wheat grains, alfalfa, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds. Experiment and see which ones you like best. To get started you need an empty jar, some mesh and the seeds that you want to sprout. Or if you prefer you can buy an A.Vogel BioSnacky germination jar, I found this jar much handier to use. Most health stores stock them.

BioaSnacky seeds are GM free, non-irradiated and organic and therefore will have the best chance of germinating, but you can use any seeds that you have in your cupboard. You need to give the seeds a good rinse and then leave them to soak. Each seed will need a different amount of time to soak. After soaking you rinse and strain the seeds, they will need to be rinsed and strained twice a day.

When strained leave the jar lying at an angle to drain away excess water. This is repeated for 4-8 days depending on the seeds. When you see the seeds begin to sprout, you will only have to wait a few days before you can enjoy your sprouts. Store them in a sealed container in the fridge. They should last 3-5 days.

Two handfuls of sprouts count as one of your daily portions of vegetables. You can have them as a snack straight from the fridge or add them to sandwiches, salads, stir fries or soup. Basically, you can use them however you choose. They are super healthy and so easy to do.

So if you have never tried sprouting why not give it a try?

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