Sprouting has become popular over the last couple of years, and if you have not joined in yet, then now is the time to do so. The idea of consuming sprouts didn’t really sit well with me for some time. As a matter of fact the first couple of sprout batches I sprouted were thrown out, simply because I could not get myself to eat them. Then once I gave them a chance and started eating them, it did not take long before I enjoyed them.
Perhaps you are in the same situation where eating sprouts just does not seem natural to you, if so, here are 10 reasons to sprout your own sprouts. Hopefully these will convince the skeptics to at least give sprouting a try.
1.) First and foremost, sprouts are extremely healthy for you. They are loaded with high amounts of nutrition; vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, fiber and proteins.
2.) Sprouts help the digestive system and help the body to rid itself of harmful toxins and free radicals.
3.) Sprouts are low in calories, which makes them great for weight-loss.
4.) Sprouts contain high amounts of phytochemicals which fight, and help prevent all types of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart conditions, high blood pressure, depression, and many others.
5.) Sprouts help to keep you looking and feeling young. They can even help to reverse the signs of aging.
6.) Sprouts are economical; it only costs a few bucks for a bag of seeds that will go a long way.
7.) Sprouting your own sprouts is a good way to become independent by growing your own food supply, in times of war, famine, or other hardships when food at the grocery store may not be available.
8.) When sprouting your own sprouts you always have fresh sprouts on hand, whereas the sprouts at the grocery store are not so fresh.
9.) Sprouts contain no pesticides or other harmful chemicals which cause many diseases.
10.) Last but not least…sprouts are delicious!
To get started with sprouting all you really need is a wide-mouthed jar, some cheesecloth to cover the jar, organic seeds, and clean water to soak and rinse the seeds. There are also sprouters which you can purchase which help to make sprouting easier. The Biosta Miracle Sprouter is great for sprouting small seeds, and those just learning how to sprout.