Broccoli Sprouts- A Superfood!


DYI Broccoli sprouts are delicious and good for you!

DYI Broccoli sprouts are delicious and good for you!

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If there is one food that is a standout as a super food I would say broccoli sprouts are in the top 10. Broccoli spouts are a cruciferous vegetable that contains 50 times more antioxidants than mature broccoli. The key is to make sure you buy organic broccoli seeds.

These are harvested in only 4-5 days and can be made in the convenience of your own kitchen. A 3 ounce serving is considered a low carbohydrate vegetable and provides 35 calories, 5 grams of carbs, 2 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.

The powerful antioxidant found in broccoli sprouts is sulphoraphane, fiber and other antioxidants which, studies show can protect us by:

  1. Helps prevent  gastric cancer as well as other cancers
  2. Helps in balancing our hormones
  3. Lowering heart disease risks
  4. Lowering triglycerides
  5. Helps to prevent symptoms of asthma and other lung issues
  6. Assist in to detoxing  harmful chemicals

Raw spouts found in a grocery store can present a risk for contamination, but when you sprout them yourself, correctly in a clean ball jar, rinsing 2 x day and then refrigerating after they are sprouted, you are reducing the risk for contamination.

With all that nutrition and a fun way to make your own food, why not make them yourself and discover the crisp, delicious and healthy addition to your diet.