The sprouts they are rich in vitamins and have an excellent nutritional content. Useful for fighting free radicals and rejuvenating tissues, they are also known for strengthen the organism. Let's find out better.
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The benefits and nutritional properties of sprouts
The consumption of sprouts as food is said to be beneficial more nutritious than any other food! In fact, they have a high content of vitamins, mineral salts, proteins and many other beneficial substances such as enzymes, fiber, chlorophyll, etc ...
Furthermore, the creation efficiency for this food is one of the best precisely because it takes little time to grow, little energy and few resources for its development from seed to sprout for food use.
Ten good reasons to eat sprouts
- great nutrients: the sprouts contain high percentages of proteins, vitamins, minerals and other beneficial substances such as fibers and essential fatty acids. They are also among the detoxifying and anti-toxin foods.
- the vitamin: during the sprouting process they increase from 100% from the seed and even to 1400% compared to the tissues of the adult plant.
- they do not lose nutritional content: unlike vegetables which, once harvested, gradually begin to lose nutritional power.
- proteins present can reach 35% and these vegetable proteins are better assimilated as they are supplied in the simple form of single amino acids. Some sprouts contain all 8 essential amino acids (e.g. alpha-alpha).
- the presence of metabolic enzymes, alive and vital, which serve to keep our body healthy thanks to their synthesis and cellular transformation functions.
- are very filling foods: this means that by eating them our sense of hunger is satisfied very quickly and this will allow a reduction in the quantity of food consumption, thus helping in slimming diets without running the risk of deficiencies.
- any time of the year: easily grown at home in any season and in any place.
- cheap and natural: a bag of seeds is enough to have many doses of sprouts. Little time, little energy and little resources for maximum profit and excellent nutrient efficiency. Furthermore, self-production allows better control of the product and, starting with the purchase of organic seeds, we will have super-nutritious and organic food.
- bioavailability: the nutrients are very well assimilable. For example, for trace elements or minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, a binding mechanism takes place between them and the amino acid proteins present in the seeds; this has allowed a better chelation balance and consequently improves the transport and metabolization of minerals in the body which are then useful for their various functions.
- the sprouts are alkalizing and this, according to some studies, allows protection from numerous diseases and forms of malaise caused precisely by excessive acidification of the body.
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Composition and nutritional properties
The overall composition of a sprout is divided into 85% water, 5% to 35% protein, then we find lipids, soluble sugars, vitamins, minerals and other nutritional and healthy substances.
- The energy content it is very high, thanks to the presence of sugars in a simple state and therefore quick to metabolize and use immediately by the body. Although they are highly energetic, they do not contain complex fats and the caloric intake of 100 grams of sprouts is around 45 Kcal.
- Vegetable proteins some sprouts allow us to include in our diet the correct percentages of daily protein needed without associating fats as happens in the case of foods of animal origin. Furthermore, as we have seen, they are low in calories and obviously do not contain cholesterol, an excellent combination for a natural and healthy diet.
- The lipid part it is in the form of glycerol and fatty acids which are thus more available than complex fats and therefore healthier.
- The vitamins present in the sprouts they are an exceptional reserve and include all the B vitamins, retinol (vitamin A), vitamin C (antioxidant and anti-aging) and many others depending on the individual sprout. The exceptionality of the sprouts is precisely the extremely high percentage of vitamins that increase even up to 400% compared to the non-sprouted seed and therefore become an excellent natural supplement.
- And sali minerals they have high percentages in the buds and essentially we find sodium, iron, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. The other minerals are present in different percentages depending on the individual shoots.
- Many substances present in the shoots in addition to being nourishing, they also have other healthy functions (for example, they are anti-carcinogenic).
- An important example is certainly chlorophyll: this plant substance is very similar to the hemoglobin molecule and in fact it seems to aid in the regeneration of the blood, the formation of red blood cells and a better oxygenation of the whole body. It also facilitates the absorption of vitamin A and promotes digestion. In the sprouts the presence of chlorophyll is given by exposure to the sun and therefore it is recommended towards the end of sprouting to leave the containers exposed to direct light for at least 8 hours.
- The presence of live and vital enzymes ready in the buds it allows to integrate these precious elements that usually the organism has to produce autonomously with the expenditure of forces and energy; since sprouts are a very rich source of enzymes we can draw from these foods without putting stress on our body and helping it in many metabolic and physiological processes.
There are also many other substances in the sprouts, substances that protect against some forms of cancer, leukemia or other diseases such as osteoporosis and other ailments. This preventive function and this wealth of healthy nutrients make the sprouts functional foods.
The benefits of sprouts
- to have a balanced diet rich in nutrients based on fresh vegetables, including self-produced ones
- tonics: in case of convalescence, fatigue, weakness and weakness also caused by nervous stress
- strengthen the body: to help fortify the immune system
- to improve digestion and body purification
- to decongest and help oxygenate the organs
- to fight free radicals and rejuvenate the tissues
- to alkalize the whole organism safeguarding us from many diseases
- to help the thyroid, liver, kidneys and lungs function
- in case of nutritional deficiencies of various kinds they are excellent natural supplements
- satisfaction in self-production: ease, speed, health and new flavors!
How to eat sprouts: preparations and flavors
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