Sprouts & Greens7 Dec 2018
Want fresh food but the cold of winter has your garden trapped behind a heavy layer of frost? Good news! You can sprout indoors any time of the year! Not only does sprouting provide you with a fresh meal, but it gives you the most nutrient dense food on the planet!
- Nutrition: Sprouts are the most nutritious whole food on the planet. This is high frequency, high vibration living food that conveys its’ life-force energy to you!
- Economics: Sprout seeds multiply to 3-15 times their weight. Grow organic food in your own kitchen year round for pennies a pound.
- Organic: No chemicals, pesticide, herbicide, fungicide or suicide. You can trust that it’s pure because you are the grower.
- It’s Easy: Just add water. No special lights, and no green thumb required. One pound grows in only nine square inches of counter space.
- Freshness: Pick and eat the same day. No loss of nutrients.
- Versatility: More varieties of salad greens than on your supermarket shelves….including beans, lentils, peas, mung, fenugreek, crimson clover, broccoli, radish, onion, garlic, cabbage, buckwheat, alfalfa, chia, amaranth, quinoa, millet, sunflower, etc. Your salads will never be boring again!
- Meals: Make sprout breads from sprouted wheat, rye or barley. Snacks like hummus dip from sprouted garbanzo. Even sprouted wheat pizza!
- Ecology: No airplanes or fuel/oil consumed to deliver this food to you. No petroleum-based pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.
- Emergency Preparedness: Sprout seeds last a long time if tightly sealed and stored in a cool, dry environment.
Medicinally and nutritionally, sprouts have a long history as a "health food." Sprouts are 10 to 30 times more nutritious than the best vegetables because they are baby plants in their prime. At this stage of their growth they have the greatest concentration of nutrients than at any other point in their life. Sprouts are highly digestible and release their nutrients easily due to their delicate cell walls and abundance of enzymes.
When you apply water to seeds they come to life. By the natural process of transmutation, the vitamin, mineral, enzyme, phytonutrient, and amino acid (protein) content of germinated (sprouted) foods skyrocket! This phenomenon is most pronounced during the first twelve days of growth. This makes sprouts a true “Super food.” They are also biogenic and alive. Biogenic foods are foods that create new life when planted. Sprouts are alive and this life-force energy is capable of transferring their life energy to your body.
Germination unleashes releases dormant vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that make them on average ten to thirty times more nutritious than even the best raw, organically-grown vegetables. The enzyme content in sprouts are up to 100 times higher than raw vegetables. Certain B-vitamins increase 1200 percent during the germination process. Because of this super concentration of natural enzymes, sprouts are more easily digestible and the nutrients are more bio-available. Full of antioxidants and a full profile of enzymes, vitamins and minerals, sprouts make the perfect living food.
Because sprouts also contain an abundance of highly-active antioxidants that prevent DNA destruction that protect us from the ongoing effects of aging and cellular breakdown, recent research shows they can also have an important curative ability, as well. Sprouts like alfalfa, radish, broccoli, clover and mung bean contain concentrated amounts of phytochemicals that can protect against disease. Johns Hopkins found that broccoli sprouts contain a substance called sulforaphane, a compound that helps mobilize the body's natural cancer-fighting resources and reduces risk of developing cancer. In fact their research determined that broccoli sprouts are the most powerful anti-cancer substance ever discovered – either natural or man-made. Sprouts also contain a high source of fiber, are easily digestible and contain a high concentration of enzymes facilitating the digestive process. Many sprouts also contain plant estrogens, which have been shown to help increase bone formation and density, prevent bone breakdown or osteoporosis, and can be helpful in controlling hot flashes, menopause, PMS symptoms and fibrocystic breast tumors. Likewise, studies on canavanine -- an amino acid found in alfalfa -- have been shown to fight certain types of cancers, including pancreatic, colon and leukemia cancers. Alfalfa sprouts are also a good source of another compound, saponins. Saponins lower the bad cholesterol and fat but not the good HDL fats, and also stimulate the immune system by increasing the activity of natural killer cells such as T- lymphocytes and interferon. Here's the most important part: the saponin content of alfalfa sprouts is more than 400 percent over that of an un-sprouted seed.