What Is Sprouting, Benefits and How to Sprout At Home?
What is Sprouting?
Sprouting is becoming more and more popular and for good reason! This ancient practice can turn hard to digest grain, seed, or bean into a food product that your body digests as easily as a vegetable.
When we talk about sprouting in the kitchen, it generally means soaking seeds just long enough until they form a little tiny live plant growth – a sprout! The process simply involves submerging nuts, seeds, and legumes in water for 24 hours and then keep the seeds In a shady place under a moist cloth and make sure the seeds are moist (water them every few hours) until they start to sprout (2-4 days). Sprouting raw nuts, seeds, beans,
Benefits of Sprouting
Sprouts contain an unusually high content of living enzymes.
These enzymes further help in boosting your metabolic processes and improve
chemical reactions within the body, specifically when it comes to digestion.
Enzymes help break down the food effectively and enhance the absorption of
nutrients by the digestive tract.
Sprouts help in boosting your blood circulation by
maintaining your red blood cell count with significant amounts of iron and
copper. This further helps in supplying oxygen to various organs and cells to
optimize their performance.
Helps in Weight Loss
Sprouts are one the best foods to help lose weight. They are high in nutrients but have negligible calories which mean that you can consume sprouts without worrying about the weighing scale. Furthermore, sprouts contain a high amount of fiber that makes you feel full for a longer period of time. Also, check these Natural and Quick Tips to Manage Weight and Keep Healthy Life Style.
Builds Your Immune
Sprouts have a high vitamin C content that makes it a powerful stimulant for the white blood cells in the body to fight off infections and diseases and thus, building your immunity system. It also has abundant vitamin A. Also, Vitamin A has a number of antioxidant properties that make a great source of immune system strength. Make sure you sprout well to reap the maximum profits.
Sprouts have omega-3 fatty acids which help in boosting good cholesterol (HDL) levels and reduce the amount of harmful cholesterol in your blood vessels and arteries. Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties that also help in reducing the excessive stress on your cardiovascular system. The presence of potassium helps reduce blood pressure levels, further reducing the risk of any cardiovascular problem.
How to Sprout At Home?
There are several different ways you can sprout, which we’ve
Method 1: The Soak
and Sieve Method
Good for: Mung beans, chickpeas, lentils, quinoa, buckwheat
You will need:
Method 2: The Saggy
Good for: Alfalfa sprouts, broccoli, sprouts cabbage
sprouts, clover sprouts
You will need:
Method 3: The Micro-Farm Method
Good for: Pea sprouts, sunflower sprouts, wheat grass
You will need: