Why Sprouts Are the Greatest Diet Snacks Ever

May 23, 2009 by  
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Sunflower Sprouts, Perfect Diet Snacks!

Sunflower Sprouts, Perfect Diet Snacks!

Don’t let their small size fool you, sprouts are very filling and highly nutritious making them perfect as diet snacks. We will be covering 3 super sprouts for you to explain why sprouts are such super diet snacks!

Alfalfa Sprouts

One of the most well known sprouts, these sprouts add a fresh and light tasty texture to all your meals. It’s good in any sandwich, salad or omelette. Try different variations today and don’t forget to check out our recipe section! Alfalfa sprouts are high in saponion which lowers cholesterol and stimulates the immune system. It also contains vitamins A, B, C, E and K as well as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc. Can you say that about your cookies?

Sunflower Sprouts

Add some sunny and sweet crispy flavour to your dishes with sunflower sprouts! Sunflower sprouts contain all eight essential amino acids, is high in Lecithin, protein and vitamin D. It also contains a high level of Omega 6 fatty acid. It’s a wonderful addition to any rich dish, salad or sandwich. You can also blend it with soups, juice it or add it into any smoothie.

Broccoli Sprouts
With a zingy peppery bite, broccoli sprouts present a refreshing taste to the palate. Scientists at John Hopkins School of medicine discovered that 3 day old broccoli sprouts have exceptionally high amounts of a natural cancer fighting compound called sulforaphane. Broccoli sprouts are a savory addition to meals and an excellent garnish to any dish.

Pea Sprouts

Pea sprouts taste just like pea pods! With a lower water content, pea shoots have the longest shelf life of all the sprouts. The crisp vibrant green of the pea sprouts makes it an excellent garnish. You can slice and dice pea sprouts to complement any pasta or add it as a finishing touch to stir-fry. Pea sprouts contain vitamins A, C, E and all the essential amino acids in addition to being high in potassium and fibre.

Now you know about some of these amazing sprouts, there is no need to go back to your chips, candies and other junk food. Eat these sprouts plain, or mixed in together for the perfect diet snacks today!  Also don’t forget to check out our sprouting recipes on the site.

Why Sprouts Are The Best Diet Snack Ever

May 19, 2009 by  
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Sprouts, The Best Diet Snack Ever!

Sprouts, The Best Diet Snack Ever!

Losing weight is challenging when you’re constantly eating all the wrong things and snacking at all hours of the day which is why you have to find a healthy diet snack. We here at Sprouting Sprouts have the perfect solution – sprouts.

High in protein, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and other goodies including calcium and potassium, sprouts are so easy to grow and fun as a diet snack to snack on. Plus, it doesn’t matter how many you eat because sprouts are low in calories and high in nutrients making it the perfect diet snack.

Eat sprouts raw as much as possible as not to destroy valuable enzymes and nutrients.

Think of all the times have you reached for a bag of chips, ate a bucket of ice cream or a chocolate bar because you didn’t have a proper diet snack. You can avoid that now by starting to sprout. There are so many varieties of sprouts; it’s hard to get bored with them. Sprouts are a great addition to any meal.

It’s actually great to snack when you are losing weight, because snacking and eating encourages your body to increase its metabolism and burn fat. You must remember though, that when you are eating the wrong diet snack, the effects of the body’s metabolism are counteracted.

Of course you don’t have to just eat sprouts as a diet snack, you can eat them for dinner as well. They are great as a side, to add to any regular salad, cereal, sandwiches, shakes, smoothies, and more! Check out our recipes section for more great ideas. Weight loss is easy when you are working with the right foods.

Happy snacking!