Researches show that sprouts have more than 100 times more enzymes than in fruits and vegetables. With its great nutritional values it is beneficial in changing seasons and we will know how:
Anti-oxidants: with rich content of antioxidants, sprouts blocks the negative effects of oxygen free radicles on the body and its cells.
Relives from cold sores: cold sores are painful and uncomfortable conditions to handle and also, if they get infected can cause serious health problems. Lysine, the enzyme
responsible for growth, treatment and control of cold sore is in bounty in sprouts.
Controls allergic reactions: certain variety of sprouts are known to control allergies like asthma – an inflammatory condition of our respiratory system.
Is a great immunity booster: the rich source of vitamin A in sprouts are a great resource of the body’s immunity and strength. The amino acid lysine, which is needed to prevent cold sores and to maintain a healthy immune system increases significantly during the sprouting process. Brussel sprouts have the quality to protect people from influenza virus and as well as have protecting capabilities of lungs.
How can you make use of sprouts in your diet: what time and how much?
Sprouts have always been at the top of the list for all diet and health conscious peoples. They contains lesser calories as compared to other food items. We can use sprouts as a part of our diet in many ways:
For Breakfast: sprouts are more beneficial if eaten raw than cooked, as heat reduces the nutrient values of it. It is also known to kick start your metabolism and hence is an apt food for breakfast. Add some of it to your favourite morning vegetable juice or spread some on your omelette or just eat them raw.
For Lunch: can be taken as a salad or replace it with lettuce in your favourite sandwich or pita pocket. You will have all the proteins and fibres and the nutrition to keep you going.
For Dinner: an apt food as part of your dinner salad or as a stir fried vegetable. Having a meal of sprout for dinner will ensure that you keep light and satisfied through the night.
Snacks: the best snack to replace in between meals. It keeps you full and going all through the day. Also, it keep you away from those heavy and fatty evening snacks that disturbs your dinner and appetite.
Sprouts constitutes as a major component of a healthy eating habit. However, time and quantity does not matters a lot, it should be an essential component ion your daily meals and best benefitted when eaten raw and should be taken in moderate quantity along with all your meals.
Is there any difference in sprouts for children and adults according to age or none, eating sprouts of any kind?
There are a lot of different types of sprouts - bean sprouts, sunflower sprouts, rye sprouts etc. Every plant-based food starts with a sprout and grows from there. Grains, seeds, and legumes can all be sprouted, such as wheat and barley, carrot seeds oil, coriander seeds, and groundnuts.
All said, the main reason for eating sprouts is because of its nutrition and digestion and thereby, have different recommendation levels for children and adults.
Here are some benefits as directed:
Getting your kids involved is important in making them understand and eat sprouts. Get them engaged in growing sprouts and this could be a fun for them.
Proteins, carbohydrates, fats, calcium, folate, iron, fibre, vitamin A and vitamin C is must for children on daily basis.
All the above essential elements are available in sprouts. The best sprouts for your young ones that are most commonly sprouted are:
The best thing with spouts is that it is inexpensive and easily available and you can even grow them at home. It is good for digestion and adds all the nutrients required in your child’s diet. However, less of raw and more steamed or blanched sprouts are recommended for children as it can cause digestion problems.
Green leafy sprouts, beans sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, radish sprouts, sunflower sprouts, pumpkin sprouts, pumpkin sprouts, lentil sprouts, brussel sprouts and wheat sprouts are the best recommended, but sprouts in all forms can be consumed.
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