If you haven’t been introduced to the miraculous world of sprouts, it’s not too late! Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of research on sprouts, and my findings have inspired me to take my love and appreciation of sprouts to a whole new level.

Sprouts are truly amazing …

In this post, I highlight some of the nutritional, health, and economical benefits of adding fresh sprouts to your diet, as well as how to easily grow them in your very own kitchen.

I just got my new sprouter setup and filled with seeds. I bought another Biosta Sprouter, which I really like. It’s easy to setup, clean, and most importantly grow sprouts!

So today, I thought it would be fun to share what seeds I’m sprouting and their associated health benefits.

Health Benefits of Legume Sprouts - Sophisticated Booty

Sprouts and Associated Health Benefits

Adzuki, Mung, and Pea Sprouts – All belong to the legume family. These sprouts provide an excellent source of plant-based protein that can easily be digested and assimilated by the body. They also help maintain healthy blood sugar levels, by regulating insulin. Sprouted legumes support a healthy heart by helping lower LDL (so called “bad”) cholesterol in the body. Additionally, they are super-nutritious, living foods that provide an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, phytonutrients, and other health-promoting nutrients.

Red Clover Sprouts – Surprisingly, these too belong to the legume family. Red clover helps to remove toxins from the body, by cleansing the liver and purifying the blood. It’s also an expectorant, meaning it helps to clear the lungs of mucus. Red clover has long been used in cancer treatment programs, as well as for the treatment of various skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and rashes. Additionally, isoflavones found in red clover seem to have hormone-balancing effects in both men and women, and may support heart and bone health as well. Red clover sprouts provide a source of vitamins A, C, B-complex, E, and P, as well as selenium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, and potassium. And because they’re sprouts, they are loaded with enzymes, fiber, protein, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.

My sprouts should be ready in the next 3 or 4 days. Can’t wait to eat them!

That concludes this post. I encourage you to not only start adding a variety of fresh sprouts to your diet, but also growing them yourself.

Best of Health,

P.S. Have you ever eaten sprouts? What are your favorite sprouts? Please comment below 🙂

*Information and statements regarding Nutrition, a Raw Food Diet, and  Superfoods have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.

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