I recently discovered the wonderful nutritional value of sprouts. I was also interested in quicksprout sprouts so I did some research.
My natural healthcare provider suggests using supplements made with real food because the body utilizes real food better than man-made supplement products. I believe this is true because I have been taking vitamin B12 shots and a high-quality vitamin D3 for years, but my B12 and D3 counts have not improved. There is no point in continuing a regimen that is not working.
God intends for us to get all our needed nutrients from food
My brother in law sells Standard Process supplements. I believe they are good quality supplements made from real food, but they are expensive. I feel God intends for us to be able to get all our needed nutrients from food without buying expensive supplements.
Missing needed trace minerals
On the other hand, I realize most of the fruits, vegetables, and grains we purchase are harvested from fields with depleted soil, thus, much of our food is missing needed vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes. Nevertheless, my inner-barometer continued to tell me I could get everything my body needed from food. I discovered the perfect way to get enzymes and to replace missing vitamins and minerals was to add sprouts to the diet. If one measures the nutrition of a seed prior to sprouting, then again after sprouting, for reasons unknown to man, the seed can increase up to 600 times the nutritional value prior to sprouting. After learning this, I understood quicksprout sprouts supply the needed minerals and vitamins that other foods do not!
Quicksprout sprouts and say hello to minerals and vitamins
I began to experiment with different sprouts. Some I grew in soil, but most of them required only soaking the seeds in water. Like most people, I am busy so I wanted to find the most nutritious, tasty sprouts that are quick to produce. I found a mix that fit all my needs called Pro-Vita-Mix. This can be purchased from Dr. Christopherson herb shop in normal quantities. Since I use at least 1/4 cup per day, I purchase mine in bulk from Lifesprouts.
Sprouts contain the highest source of active enzymes known to man. They also contain the purest forms of vitamins and minerals. The body can assimilate vitamins and minerals better from sprouts than any other source of food or food supplement. – Lifesprouts
Quicksprout sprouts are a great source of minerals and vitamins that other foods may be missing!
How to sprout Pro-Vita-Mix
To sprout Pro-Vita-Mix, I fill a 1-quart wide mouth glass jar 3/4 full of water. Add 1/4 cup Pro-Vita-Mix. Place a green sprouting lid on the jar. I prefer the green lid for medium size seeds, but this is the only jpg image I could find which shows all three sizes. In my opinion, you only need one size, the green lid.
Soak seeds in a jar of water for 12 to 24 hours. Pour off water and place the jar in a dark cool environment to sprout for one day. Rinse and enjoy. You may refrigerate any leftovers. I eat mine quickly, so I don’t know for sure how long they can be refrigerated. Fyi, I often sprout mine for two days because I enjoy a longer sprout. Remember to rinse once a day, if you choose to sprout the seeds longer.
Check out some Pro-Vita-Mix nutrition facts
The seven seeds used in Pro-Vita-Mix are listed below with some of their nutritional information.
|SEEDS||VITAMINS||NUTRITIONAL VALUES & COMMENTS|
|Adzuki Beans||C||High-quality protein, and iron. One of the sweetest of varieties.|
|Fenugreek||A, B, C, E, K||Rich in iron, phosphorus, and trace elements. A valuable blood and kidney cleanser. Helps purge cholesterol from the body. Its pungent odor retards mice and insects.|
|Lentils||C, E, B-12||Rich in iron and other minerals and proteins. A complete protein in itself.|
|Green Peas||A, C, E, B-12||Carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and minerals.|
|Mung Beans||C, E, B-12||High-quality protein, iron, and potassium. Also the very sweetest of beans.|
|Triticale||B & E||Carbohydrates, proteins, phosphorus, and other minerals.|
|Wheat||B, C, E||Carbohydrates, proteins, magnesium, phosphorus, and other minerals. The highest source of vitamin C known to man.|
While I am sharing some highlights about sprouts, I would like to recommend a wonderful sprouted bread by Food for Life that I purchase at my local Smith’s grocery store in the freezer section. The Food for Life website provides a wealth of information about the benefits of sprouting grains and seeds.
The reason I believe my body likes sprout bread better than regular bread is that sprouting breaks down enzyme inhibitors to leave a product that is easier to digest enabling the body to better absorb nutrients.
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