Many people may not realize that humble sprouts have many unexpected health benefits, and making sprouts at home is actually very easy.
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy, an American nutritionist and neurologist, and Dr. Josh Axe, a natural therapy expert, published articles respectively, introducing the health-care effects of 7 kinds of sprouts, including not only the most common mung bean sprouts, but also the increasingly popular health foods-broccoli sprouts, Chia seed sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, radish sprouts, etc.
Vegetable seeds, beans and grains can all be used to produce sprouts. All that is needed is containers, seeds and water. Buying a large bag of seeds costs little money, but is enough to grow for several months. Apart from the convenience and cost-effectiveness of family planting, sprouts have many effects such as anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation and detoxification, and few foods can match them.
Bud sprouts are not only rich in protein, but also have higher concentrations of important vitamins and nutrients than seed morphology. Bud sprouts are also rich in enzymes that promote digestion and metabolism and can assist mitochondria to produce adenosine triphosphate, an energy that maintains the functioning of human organs.
There is also a very important point, the taste and taste of sprouts are very good, crisp and tender with slightly sweet flavor, which is an excellent ingredient for salad, fried rice, sandwiches and other kinds of meals.
In the vegetable markets of East Asian countries, bean sprouts are the most common sprouts. Bean sprouts are rich in fiber and almost free of fat, especially mungbean sprouts.
Bean sprouts are rich in vitamin K, which is a necessary nutrient for the coagulation process. It is also helpful to inhibit calcium deposition in blood vessels and prevent arteriosclerosis. Bean sprouts also contain isoflavones that are antioxidant and lower cholesterol, and can prevent coronary heart disease.
Mung sprouts are also food rich in potassium, which helps lower blood pressure and reduce muscle spasms.
Broccoli sprouts (also known as broccoli sprouts and broccoli sprouts) are very effective in resisting cancer and protecting nerves. Broccoli sprouts contain high concentrations of anti-cancer substances.
Compared with mature broccoli, it contains more antioxidant “Sulforaphane”. Sulforaphane can improve liver detoxification function and help inhibit cancer.
In addition, it can stimulate the expression of cell protection genes in the brain and reduce the damage of nerve cells. The only important natural source in Sulforaphane is the sprouts from broccoli seeds.
Chia seed sprouts
Chia seed sprouts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can improve neuron health and reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. It is also rich in calcium and magnesium, which can improve bone and muscle health. Magnesium is also particularly important for blood vessel and brain health.
In addition, Chia seed sprouts contain a large amount of fiber, which can not only promote the regular operation of intestinal tract, but also help maintain the stability of blood sugar.
Red clover sprouts
Red clover sprouts are an important supplement source of phytoestrogens for women near menopause or menopause, and can treat many common symptoms, such as body temperature imbalance and abdominal distension.
Phytoestrogen is also helpful in treating insomnia and anxiety and improving concentration.
Alfalfa sprouts is an important source of isoflavones and other phytoestrogens, which can reduce the death and recurrence rate of breast cancer. Plus, it is rich in vitamin K, which can relieve climacteric symptoms and menstrual discomfort such as excessive menstruation. At the same time, Alfalfa sprouts also has a high manganese content, which is also an essential nutrient for preventing osteoporosis and inflammation.
Studies have also confirmed that Alfalfa sprouts can reduce blood sugar and blood fat. It is also a high antioxidant food, which can prevent cancer, heart disease and other diseases.
Alfalfa sprouts is a food with extremely high content in Vitamin C. Supplementing Vitamin C is crucial for maintaining healthy body functions.
Flat bean sprouts
Lentils are rich in thiamine, an important B vitamin, which can promote the balance of neurotransmitters.
Interestingly, dried lentils lack two essential amino acids-cysteine and methionine. However, bean sprouts are rich in all kinds of amino acids, making them an important vegetarian source in Complete protein.
Radish sprouts have strong spicy taste, give people a sense of satiety, and also contain important vitamins needed by human metabolism, thus becoming ideal weight loss food. Radish sprouts also contain a large amount of antioxidants, which can enhance immunity and eliminate inflammation.
Including sprouts in a healthy diet has various benefits, including reducing oxidative stress, protecting cardiovascular system, resisting cancer and detoxifying. Its health benefits far exceed the cost and time spent in planting.