We say it all the time, sprouts are healthy for you. But why? What is it that makes these seed sprouts so good for your body? Simply put it is their vitamin and nutrient content. You see, there are more nutrients in the seed sprouts of many plants than there are in the mature version of the same plant. The combinations of these nutrients can lead to lower blood sugar levels, and better digestive and heart health.
Nutrients Common to Sprouts:
Vitamin K - An important component in the blood for clotting and healing B Vitamins (niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, folate, and pantothenic acid) - Directly influence energy, brain function, and metabolism Vitamin C - Supports the immune system, skin, blood vessels, bone, and cartilage Vitamin A - Supports vision, growth, cell division, reproduction, and immunity Zinc - A trace mineral used by enzymes in the immune system and cell growth Calcium - A mineral important for bone and teeth health as well as blood clotting, muscle use, heart rhythm, and nerve functions Manganese - Used in connective tissue, bones, blood clotting, metabolism, and sex hormones