The health benefits of sprouts

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 1:11 pm
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Sprouting is a term many of us would be familiar with and probably an activity you’ve done with the kids at some point.

But, something you may not be aware of is the health benefits of sprouts, particularly broccoli sprouts. Naturopath Mel joined Mike to discuss the health benefits of sprouts. As well as how easy it is to grow these nutrient-rich foods right in your own kitchen. Sprouts are easy to grow in a jar, or you can purchase them from specialty grocery stores. “Within about 3 or 4 days you end up with this amazing jar full of life, of food, of sprouts.”

A large variety of seeds can easily be grown to eat as sprouts including radish, pea, mung beans, alfalfa, fenugreek, lentil, and broccoli. Broccoli sprouts are best consumed raw to maintain their nutrients. You can add them to salads, dressings, side dishes and wraps. Broccoli sprouts can contain up to 100 times more glucoraphanin than standard broccoli. Glucoraphanin is an inactive compound that’s converted into the beneficial phytochemical sulforaphane upon cutting or chewing. That’s where the strong taste comes from. Sulforaphane helps support liver detoxification and is an antioxidant for your body with many health benefits.

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