We hear so much about different superfoods, but if there is one food that truly falls into the superfood category, it is sprouts. They have the largest amount of nutrients of any food. Sprouting increases the vitamin content of seeds significantly.

So what are sprouts exactly? They are edible seeds that have just germinated. All sprouts contain more vitamin C than oranges by weight. They are also a tremendous source of antioxidants, vitamins A, B vitamins, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, selenium, and zinc. The sprouted seeds of some legumes, like lentils, peanuts, and soybeans, contain complete protein, as do many seeds.

Eating sprouts is a good way to supplement your diet with food enzymes that are critical for literally every biochemical reaction that takes place in the body. Incorporating sprouts into your diet may significantly enhance your health, energy, and longevity. Sprouts are filling, are easy to implement in salads and sandwiches, or have as a snack. They can even be added to smoothies. A variety of sprouts may even be mixed together to make a complete salad. Some clients who suffer with reflux or other digestive issues when they consume animal proteins feel a significant relief when they add sprouts to their plate. This is because all these enzymes help to break down the protein. What a treat! They add taste at the same time as opposed to the capsulated enzymes that we often buy to take when eating cooked food.

It is very easy to grow your own sprouts and can be safer than buying them in the grocery stores. Vegetable sprouting kits can be purchased from most health food stores or from companies that specialize in seeds and sprouting equipment. A green thumb is not necessary!

Sprouting at home is also a great hobby to do with your kids. It is super easy and fun to watch how the seeds germinate and change every day. It gives them something to look forward to while developing healthy habits!

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