December 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

BE HEALTHY- ADD SPROUTS IN YOUR DAILY DIETSprouts has always been a popular nutritional food. Most people have become very conscious about the food intake, following exercise and enrolling in gyms to maintain their body. Home makers have taken the initiative to add sprouts in the family daily diet. Sprouts has the ability to protect us from certain diseases. Doctors and dieticians recommend people to have sprouts, make it a part of your daily diet and be healthy.

Go thru’ the health benefits sprouts provide in general. Sprouts are easy to make at home. Sprouting is a process of germinating seeds. Sprouts can be eaten raw or add it into salads with a chatpati and spicy taste .Sprouts are rich in essential nutrients.

Benefits of Eating Sprouts in Our Daily Diet

  • Sprouts are rich in essential nutrients. Even half a cup of sprouts will increase the nutritional value of your diet. Sprouts supply vitamins, minerals, proteins, anti-oxidants and chlorophyll.
  • Sprouts provide us with significant amount of vitamin A, B, C and E, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc etc.
  • Adding sprouts to your diet will give you the necessary protein intake required by your body excluding the fat, cholesterol, and calories that typically come with animal meats. Sprouts are idea for vegetarians as they do not consume egg and meat products.
  • Sprouts have few calories, therefore ideal for weight loss, keeps your weight under control.
  • Eating sprouts will regulate Blood pressure levels, as sprouts are free of sodium . Sprouts helps our body to reduce High Blood pressure, hyper tension and other heart related disorders.
  • Sprouts contain rich amount of enzymes, these enzymes support our digestion, reduces inflammation. Enzymes keeps us fit and healthy. Fresh fruits and vegetables are a good source of enzymes. Upon cooking vegetables lose the enzymes, therefore it is suggested to eat sprouts fresh.
  • Eating sprouts will increase fiber intake which supports digestion. Impurities are flushed out from the large intestine and also detoxifies blood.
  • Sprouts have therapeutic effects. Supports our immune system and keeps away diseases and builds resistance.
  • Sprouts regulates our blood sugar level. Sprouts increases the activity of hydrolytic enzymes to provide the required nutrients throughout the body.
  • Eating sprouts will help you maintain a healthy and beautiful skin.

Refer this article: Simple way to Prepare Fresh Moong Gram Sprouts at Home

Bad effects of eating sprouts:

Few people get affected by sprouts. Basically need to follow clean and hygiene practices. Check for the water used for sprouting. If the sprouts are not washed properly prior to soaking, the bacteria will multiply and it may lead to sickness or indigestion. Eating too much of sprouts will cause various problems.

Advised to eat in small quantities to match our digestion capacity.

BE HEALTHY- ADD SPROUTS IN YOUR DAILY DIETHow to make sprouts at home:

It is very easy to make sprouts at home. Wash the gram 2 to 3 times, then soak in drinking water for 6 to 8 hrs. Drain the water and hang the soaked grams in a wet muslin cloth. Leave it for 16 hrs. Ensure the cloth is damp at regular intervals. You will observe strands of sprouts emerging from the gram. The sprouts are ready for use.

These were the benefits of eating sprouts . Eat healthy and live happily.