Health Benefits Of Eating Sprouts

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Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 9:28 [IST]
 
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Sprouts have always been in the list of healthy and nutritious foods. You can have it as a snack or as a side dish with your meal. They can be consumed in any way, raw or teamed up with other vegetables into a salad. Sprouts can be made with green beans, green grams, broccoli, soybean or radish. They are nutritious and known as super foods that boosts up our body energy levels.

Green gram (mung dal) and soybean sprouts is very popular in India. People have it with chopped onions, lentils, lemon juice, salt and black pepper as a healthy evening snack or as salad. Bodybuilders have sprouted green grams with lemon juice and salt regularly after working out. Lets check out the health benefits of eating sprouts.

Health Benefits Of Eating Sprouts

Health benefits of eating sprouts:

Rich in enzymes: Sprouts are an excellent source of enzymes that are required by the body. These enzymes boost up body energy and keeps us fit and healthy.

Nutrient rich: Sprouts contain vitamin B, C, B1, B6, K and A. apart from these vitamins it is an excellent source of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium and manganese, omega 3 fatty acids..

Improves bowel movements: Raw or uncooked sprouts has more benefits than cooked ones. Sprouts are nutritious and digest easily as it contains enzymes and fibre that are soluble. Moreover, these enzymes improves the bowel movement. If you suffer from digestive and bloating problems, have sprouts regularly.

Low in calories: Sprouts are rich in dietary fibre and low in calories. Thus, dieters have the right reasons to snack raw sprouts. Fibres fight constipation and improve digestion. Sprouts contain EFAs, the essential fatty acids that fights infections and also boosts up immune system. This fatty acids do not lead tow eight gain, so dieters can hog on this low calorie snack.

Vitamin rich: One of the health benefits of eating sprouts is, it is a rich source of vitamin B and C. if you soak the sprouts overnight, the vitamins, nutrients and minerals are even greater. Just have some sprouts in the morning to stay fuller and fit.

Contains oxygen: This is another useful benefit of sprouts. The green sprouts can are a good source of oxygen. This improves blood flow in the body, kill bacterias, boosts up immune system etc. Thus have such oxygen rich food to stay healthy.

Sprouting seeds, grains and legumes is the best way to enjoy its health benefits. Always soak them overnight and have raw sprouts in the morning. You can also add as a stuffing in your breakfast sandwich or mix with vegetables.

Story first published:  Friday, October 5, 2012, 12:40 [IST]
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