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10 Reasons to Eat Sprouts

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10 Reasons to Eat Sprouts

Sprouts truly are the best locally-grown food, yet not enough people eat or grow them. Considering there many health and environmental benefits, it’s time to consider adding sprouts to your diet. Here are 10 reasons to eat more sprouts:

1.  Experts estimate that there can be up to 100 times more enzymes in sprouts than uncooked fruits and vegetables.  Enzymes are special types of proteins that act as catalysts for all your body’s functions. Extracting more vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids from the foods you eat ensures that your body has the nutritional building blocks of life to ensure every process works more effectively.

2.  The quality of the protein in the beans, nuts, seeds, or grains improves when it is sprouted.  Proteins change during the soaking and sprouting process, improving its nutritional value.  The amino acid lysine, for example, which is needed to prevent cold sores and to maintain a healthy immune system increases significantly during the sprouting process.

3.  The fiber content of the beans, nuts, seeds, or grains increases substantially.  Fiber is critical to weight loss.  It not only binds to fats and toxins in our body to escort them out, it ensures that any fat our body breaks down is moved quickly out of the body before it can resorb through the walls of the intestines (which is the main place for nutrient absorption into the blood).

4.  Vitamin content increases dramatically.  This is especially true of vitamins A, B-complex, C, and E.  The vitamin content of some seeds, grains, beans, or nuts increases by up to 20 times the original value within only a few days of sprouting.  Research shows that during the sprouting process mung beansprouts (or just beansprouts, as they are often called) increase in vitamin B1 by up to 285 percent, vitamin B2 by up to 515 percent, and niacin by up to 256 percent.

5.  Essential fatty acid content increases during the sprouting process. Most of us are deficient in these fat-burning essential fats because they are not common in our diet.  Eating more sprouts is an excellent way to get more of these important nutrients.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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5:28PM PDT on Apr 4, 2015

I love growing my own sprouts.
Thanks Michelle.

3:42AM PDT on Apr 2, 2015

I have understood everything in this article, and I need more on this to complete my study on the topic, thanks to provide such nice details. health insurance self employed

8:53AM PST on Feb 24, 2015

Great info. Since some days, I have started preparing sprouts with just soaking in water for a day! Your article further makes me congratulate and feel more grateful to sprouts!

1:06AM PST on Dec 16, 2014

Thank you.

12:35PM PDT on Jul 1, 2014

To get much of that nutritional punch, you really do need to do your own sprouts, since having them sitting around for many days while being transported to the store simply defeats the whole purpose.

7:53AM PDT on Apr 7, 2014

Wow! Time to grow me some sprouts!

7:17AM PDT on Apr 7, 2014

Viva le sprouts!

9:30AM PST on Nov 18, 2013

Yum! Thank you!

9:26AM PST on Nov 18, 2013

Thanks,useful information to use..

10:46PM PDT on Oct 15, 2013

Nice post... Sprouts are actually very good for health & are powerhouse of nutrients. Check out below mentioned article for more info:

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