One of the most affordable ways to feed your family an easy snack, or top on salads, soups, pretty much any dish, is to SPROUT!
BENEFITS OF SPROUTING:
*An excellent source of natural fiber
*Lowers absorption of glucose which can be beneficial for those struggling with high cholesterol and/or blood sugar
*Sprouting raw beans and grains rather than cooking them, reduces the amount of phytic acid in the legume or grain, which can hinder the absorption of certain minerals and vitamins, a reason that some people avoid legumes and grains all together
*Sprouting increases the value of NATURAL Folate, Potassium, Vitamin C, B Vitamins, Niacin and Riboflavin vs just consuming the bean cooked
*Many of the ogliosaccharides produced by legumes that irritate the gut flora, are broken down by sprouting, making the legumes much easier to digest
*Sprouted beans, legumes and grains are ALKALINE. Consuming them cooked makes them ACIDIC. And being alkaline is crucial to sustaining health
*Sprouts do not contain a heavy amount of calories compared to many other sources of important vitamins and protein, but are extremely satisfying and filling
*Sprouting does not require any type of preservative but leaves you with soft and palatable fresh out of the jar nutrition vs purchasing a can of ready-to-go lentils or beans from the store that are loaded with preservatives and metals
*Sprouting is inexpensive, you do not have to set aside your budget to do this, all you need is a mason jar, daily water access and organic lentils, beans or grains (I prefer lentils). You only need 1/4 of a cup of your dried choice to make a full cup of sprouts.
*Sprouts can be used to produce many yummy recipes, including hummus, soups, salads and more!
Gather any RAW (processed usually won’t grow well or at all, dehydrated is fine) bean, legume, or grain
Get a jar, sprouting tub or paper towel/cheese cloth
Soak them overnight in water the first night and strain in the morning
Lightly rinse and strain
Repeat rinse and strain twice daily
Wabam! That’s really it!
Need a video?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q62odzSRBFI