Friday, June 15, 2018

The Nutrition of Sprouts

Sprouts are truly a miracle food! They have 10 - 30 times more concentrated nutrients than even the best vegetables. Imagine the plant in its youth before the ravages of age have caused it to age and decrease in nutritional value. In its youth, in fact, in its first seven or so days of its sprouting, the seed has all the nutrients it needs to survive for those few days. All it needs is water and the right temperature with sunlight to help it grow. Otherwise, the plant is self-sustained. Now imagine yourself eating this powerful load of nutrients rather than the fruit of the plant in its older age or eating the food that has its nutrition steamed, fried or baked out of it. This perspective really makes one realize the power of sprouts! Those small sprouts have more nutrition than their harvested fruit or veggie parents! 
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Following are a few sprouts and their nutritional benefits:

  • lowers LDL cholesterol
  • regulates insulin
  • fights breast and colon cancer

  • fights colon, prostate, rectum, esophagus, lung, bladder, and stomach cancer
  • effective for inflammations and hot swellings
  • effective for hangovers
  • best among the sprouts for treating breast cancer: 1 - 2 T a day 

  • relaxes the nervous system
  • settles the stomach and treats throat and stomach cancer
  • as an excellent expectorant, treats whooping cough
  • promotes fertility

  • treats blood poisoning, failing eyesight, fevers, palpitations, liver and kidney troubles
  • treats anemia
  • increases mother's milk production (therefore people with breast cancer should avoid)
  • notable as a treatment for diabetes

  • lowers LDL cholesterol
  • regulates insulin
  • fights breast and colon cancer

Mung Beans
  • prevents prostate problems, glandular dysfunction
  • breast cancer
  • treats premature balding and graying

  • cleans the blood
  • as an excellent expectorant, treats whooping cough
  • facilitates digestion

  • excellent source of balanced amino acids for building protein
  • activates every cell in the immune system
  • builds skeletal, muscular and neurological systems

This information was presented at Hippocrates Health Institute. For further studies, the health benefits of 44 different types of sprouts are very well articulated in chapter 11 of the book Lifeforce by Dr. Brian Clement of Hippocrates Health Institute, a raw food lifestyle center. Scientific data about nutritional value in sprouts is published by the USDA in the National Agricultural Library at, the USDA Food Composition Database.

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