Eating sprouts could be the most effective and cheapest option for supplying your body with nutrients essential for strengthening your immune system. Sprouts are easy to grow, affordable and will protect you from various diseases. You can grow your own seeds and harvest them when they have sprouted.
But, first, let me introduce you will all the benefits they can provide!
Why should you eat sprouts?
Sprouts are packed with phytonutrients used during the growth of the plant and nutrients found in the fully grown plant. The fact that the sprouts have not fully grown indicates that the nutrients are easier for your body to absorb. Sprouts provide a number of benefits, including:
- Prevent anemia
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Improve liver health
- Relieve constipation
- Protect skin, nails, and hair
- Help relieve stress and depression
- Relieve symptoms related to menopause
Use caution when buying sprouts
Commercially produced sprouts have been associated with numerous foodborne diseases. So, if you want to obtain all the benefits they offer, then you may try to grow your own sprouts.
It is very important to store your sprouts in the fridge. If they develop a strong odor, make sure to throw them out!
How to grow your own sprouts
Growing your own sprouts can be a cheap and effective way to strengthen your immune system. Just follow the instructions below!
- A jar, 1 quart to 1 gallon in size
- A bowl
- Cheesecloth or netting
- A large rubber band
Place your seeds in a jar. Add 1 cup of water for every tablespoon of seeds. Cabbage, kale, broccoli, and radish seeds should soak for 3 hours while the small seeds should soak between two and six hours. Larger seeds like lentils, grains, and peas should soak for 12 hours. After soaking the seeds in the jar, you should place the cheesecloth over the top of the jar. Make sure to secure with a rubber band. Leave the seeds to soak then you should rinse and drain. It is recommended to rinse and drain two or three times a day.
After one or two weeks, the seeds should have sprouted. In order to separate the hulls, you should swirl the sprouts in a bowl of cold water. Rinse and drain then store them in your fridge.
Source: Juicing For Health