Who wouldn’t want increased energy? I hear it many times a day “I just have no energy – is there anything I can do?” And, there definitely is. And although there are many things that can increase energy and vitality, this one in particular rates high on my list. And, that’s sprouted food.
Top 3 nutritional benefits:
High in B vitamins – Known as the ’energy’ vitamins, they help maintain and boost our metabolism converting the food we eat into energy. B vitamins have also been found to increase your mood and make you happy, prevent stress, and promote relaxation.
High in Vitamin C – The amount of vitamin C increases substantially when sprouted. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is increasingly getting more attention.
A recent study published in Seminars in Preventative and Alternative Medicine that looked at over 100 studies over 10 years revealed a growing list of benefits of vitamin C. The researchers found that Vitamin C may be the ideal nutrition marker for overall health and found it to be protective of cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, eye health and immunity. The final word – the ideal dosage may be higher than the recommended dietary allowance.
High in Vitamin K – the new “Vitamin D.” Vitamin K is high in sprouted mung beans giving almost half our daily requirement in just 1 cup. Vitamin K is being found to prevent against cardiovascular disease, prevent against cancer and plays a key role in preventing osteoporosis. Vitamin K needs it friends though when it comes to our bones – Vitamin D, Calcium, and Vitamin K all work together to provide optimal bone health.
We can get all of these nutrients and more when we eat an abundance of fruits and vegetables in our daily diet CONSISTENTLY. What makes sprouted foods extra special is that you get a nutritional bang for your buck. And, I highly recommend incorporating them into your diet if you can because you get a vast variety of nutrients in just a small handful.
In the next few days, I will be posting a recipe on how to incorporate sprouted foods into your meals, so stay tuned.
A day in the life – seed to sprout: