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Different types of sprouts and their impact on one's health

July 18, 2021
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Sprouts are nutrient-dense superfoods that are simple to include in your regular diet! Sprouts are widely recommended as Ayurvedic food by many Ayurveda and functional medicine coaches due to their nutritional content and many health advantages. They are known as superfoods because they aid digestion, decrease blood glucose levels, and are linked to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and other disorders.

But that's not all; many types of sprouts benefit your body in various ways. Here are some prominent types of sprouts to help your body:

 

Kidney sprouts:

The kidney bean is a popular bean variety that comes from its kidney-like form.

Their sprouts have a high protein content while being minimal in calories and carbohydrates. This plant sits well with the Ayurvedic food chart. 1 cup (184 grams) of kidney sprouts contains:

  • Calories: 53
  • Protein: 8 grams
  • Carbs: 8 grams

Melatonin, a chemical produced by the body itself to govern its sleeping pattern, is found in abundance in these sprouts. Melatonin, like other antioxidants, protects your body from toxins, which are hazardous substances that may cause cell damage.

 

Lentil sprouts:

Lentils are a kind of legume that comes in a variety of hues and may all be sprouted to increase their nutritional content. One cup of this sprout contains:

  • Calories: 82
  • Protein: 7 grams
  • Carbs: 17 grams

 

The phenolic content of lentils is increased by 122 percent when they are sprouted. Phenolic compounds are an antioxidant category of plant chemicals with anticancer and anti-inflammatory effects.

LDL (bad) cholesterol levels, which are linked to heart problems, type 2 diabetes, and overeating, are reduced by lentil sprouts due to their enhanced antioxidant capacity.

 

Pea sprouts:

Pea sprouts have a somewhat sweet taste to them. Sprouting is possible with both yellow and green peas.

They're nutrient-dense, with 1 cup (120 grams) delivering:

  • Calories: 149
  • Protein: 11 grams
  • Carbs: 33 grams

 

Pea sprouts provide almost twice as much folate (B9) as uncooked peas. Inadequacies in this vitamin may cause birth malformations, including heart problems and neural tube defects.

Foods high in folate, such as germinated peas, are also recommended by doctors.

Pea sprouts are softer than the majority of sprouts. In Ayurvedic food recipes, they go nicely with leafy greens, but they may even be stir-fried.

 

Chickpea sprouts:

Chickpea sprouts are simple to produce and sprout in about two days, which is a short time.

They've a higher protein content and are high in nutrients than some other sprouts. Chickpea sprouts in a cup (140 grams) provide:

  • Calories: 480
  • Carbs: 84 grams
  • Protein: 36 grams

 

According to studies, daily consumption of fresh chickpea sprouts reduced total cholesterol and triglycerides while raising HDL (good) cholesterol levels. This indicates that chickpea sprouts may aid in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

 

In conclusion

Sprouts are a fantastic meal with a high nutritional value. This superfood is made from the germinated seeds of grains or legumes. They are high in protein, calcium, fibre, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes and are essential for the full growth of your body.

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