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Why Are Sprouts Healthy?

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If you wish to embrace a healthy habit and if you are wondering what would be the best breakfast option for raw food lovers, then sprouts would be the answer.

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Firstly, they aren't expensive and on the other hand, they are very nutritious. Many studies claim that people who have the habit of consuming a cup of sprouts every morning tend to be able to prevent certain health issues.

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There are so many advantages of soaking nuts, beans or certain seeds in water and eating them after they sprout. Here are some of those advantages.


Benefit #1

Certain studies claim that sprouts of certain raw foods tend to have more enzymes that support your body's functions. So, you can derive more nutrients from sprouts.


Benefit #2

Some studies say that even the fibre content in some types of foods improves after sprouting. This applies to grains, seeds, nuts and beans too.


Benefit #3

Even minerals present in nuts, beans and seeds tend to become easily absorbable by the body if they are sprouted.


Benefit #4

Even the vitamin content is comparatively higher in sprouts. Vitamins E, C, B and A tend to increase after a food is sprouted.


Benefit #5

When it comes to seeds, nuts and beans, the protein content in them tends to get better when they are allowed to sprout. Certain types of nutrients undergo certain changes when certain raw foods are soaked in water and allowed to sprout.


Benefit #6

Also, sprouts alkalise your body. This will prevent many health ailments including cancer. That is why eating sprouts in the morning is a healthy habit.


Benefit #7

Sprouting process also enhances the content of fatty acids in foods. This is why sprouting nuts and seeds is a good thing.

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Story first published: Monday, July 25, 2016, 8:19 [IST]
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