Health Benefits of Growing Sprouts

Health Benefits of Growing Sprouts

Little sprouts can pack a big punch

Here at TheGoodLife.co.uk we love our sprouts. There’s always a jar of these tiny bundles of nutrient-rich joy in our kitchen, ready to pinch for snacks and salad toppers at lunch. And why wouldn’t there be? Sprouts are super simple to grow, affordable, versatile and tasty, plus, they’re packed with all kinds of antioxidants and nutrients in much higher quantities than in some other vegetables. Here are a couple of things that sprouts so popular with our customers looking to be a little healthier:

 

Enzymes

One of the most common reasons we see people experimenting with sprouting is to help improve digestive issues like bloating, constipation, and IBS. It’s the Enzymes in sprouts that can help with these issues.

 

Enzymes are found in fresh foods and help your gut effectively digest foods. Many issues related to digestion stem from a lack of fresh foods and therefore a lack of enzymes. It’s best to start each meal with some fresh foods that will provide the boost of enzymes needed to digest the rest of your meal.

 

Vitamins, Minerals & Fibre

Sprouts are also high in fibre and therefore great for digestion. Fibre helps to prevent digestive issues, such as constipation, by absorbing water from food that keeps your digestive tract active and healthy.

 

Sprouts are also a great source of many vitamins and minerals and if you can eat a mix of sprouts at a time, its likely that you’ll get a portion of nearly every vitamin you need. Once these little seeds start to sprout, the nutritional content such as your vitamins A, B, and C can rise over 20% in just a few days.

 

Immune System Boost

There are a number of factors that make sprouts a powerful booster for the immune system. Its vitamin-C content alone makes it a powerful stimulant for the white blood cells in the body to fight off infection and disease. Furthermore, as a sprout continues to develop, vitamin A can multiply almost ten times its original content. Vitamin A has a number of antioxidant properties that make a great source of immune system strength.

 

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