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Motivational Monday: SPROUTS – Health Benefits & Ways to Grow Them

Sprouts are the unsung hero of the plant world!

Let’s talk about the health benefits of sprouts and ways you can grow them easily, in your kitchen!

🔷 Health Benefits

They support hormones and the immune system, improve insulin resistance, and they’re packed full of important nutrients we really need, such as Vitamin K.  Vitamin K is hard to get in our diet (Nutritional Yeast is another great way to get it).  Vitamin K is critical to healthy bone growth, proper blood clotting and many other bodily functions.*

Here are a list of the top nutrients sprouts provide:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Folate
  • Beta-carotene
  • Fiber
  • Vitamin K

Sprouts have much higher amounts of these nutrients than the fully-grown versions of the same plants (some reports say broccoli sprouts have 100x more nutrients than broccoli)*

Some noted health benefits:

  • Helps balance blood sugar*
  • Supports good digestive health*
  • Improves cholesterol (increases HDL and lowers LDL)*

 

🔷 Sprout Macros

Sprouts are a keto macro DREAM!  There can be a slight difference between types of sprouts, but generally speaking these are the macro per 1 cup of sprouts:

Fat 0g

Protein 1g

Net Carbs 0g (1g total carbs, 1g fiber)

Calories 8

🔷 Ways to Grow Sprouts

Growing sprouts in your kitchen could NOT be easier!  There are two ways to grow sprouts:

  1. Water sprouts – in glass jars with mesh lids
  2. Dirt sprouts – in any shallow container

Look on Pinterest or google ‘how to grow water sprouts’ or ‘how to grow dirt sprouts.

👉 Tonight on our facebook live chat (see deets below) I’ll go into more detail on the difference between water sprouts and dirt sprouts, and how you grow them.  It’s SO easy!

 

Are sprouts part of your diet?  If so, do you grow them yourself?  👇

 

❗️ * Health information given here is based on public research and is not meant to take the place of your doctor’s advice.  Always do your own research before trying something new.