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Saturday, 12 April 2014
Sprouted Sunflower Seeds
Yummy, fresh, healthy & crunchy sprouts you should eat for your good health. See below why.
I have been sprouting for several months now. Not only for fun & trying something new but also because I know how much more healthier sprouted foods are. I'm sprouting one jar at a time and one tray at a time. Here is a website that gives some of the health benefits I love to promote about nutrition for good health. Sprouted foods are super foods. They offer more nutrients & more health benefits. You can see my previous post on sprouts under Superfoods in a previous post as well. Hope you enjoy these superfoods as much as me.
Five healthy reasons to eat sunflower sprouts
1. Boost your fertility with sunflower seeds and sprouts: Both sunflower seeds and their sprouts contain high amounts of zinc. Zinc is a well-researched mineral that is essential for the development of sperm, which is why it is especially important for men.
2. Sunflower sprouts are high in B vitamins, especially folate: Folate (or folic acid) is a necessary B vitamin for pregnant women, needed to ensureproper development of the baby’s nervous system. The combination of B vitamins also assists in the mother’s circulation as well as aids in stress relief.
3. Boost your antioxidant capacity with sunflower sprouts: Both sunflower seeds and their sprouts contain high amounts of vitamin E. Vitamin E workssynergistically with vitamin C and selenium to reduce blood pressure, increase the elasticity of arteries and prevent heart disease.
4. The sunflower sprout is a natural expectorant for chest congestion: In Ayurvedic medicine, these sprouts are thought to have the ability to encourageclearance of the lungs. Natural expectorants may also be used as a preventative measure against lower respiratory infections to deter the invasion of pathogens.
5. Sunflower seed sprouts are a great vegetarian source of protein: Protein is well known for its ability to repair muscle tissue and aid in enzymatic functions in the body. But protein is also important in bone development and the prevention of osteoporosis, as it acts as the fundamental framework for the development of the bone matrix and continues to support bone strength throughout life.
Add any type of sprouts to your salads or wraps. As a topping to cottage cheese, burgers, pizzas or even eggs. The possibilities are endless. Be creative be healthy & have fun with nutrition. Most if all may you be Nutritionally Well.