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Publicerad 2014-02-10 11:38:00 i Health benefits from eating food raw,

I sprout on a regular basis, both nuts and seeds and keepo in the refrigirator. Sprouting is amazing! its easy and it taste great and its very healthy! You can sprouts nuts, seeds, beans etc and it makes your food even more nutritious and healthy.
Why soak? neutralises the enzyme inhibitors present in dry grains, seeds and legumes, and starts the production of numerous beneficial enzymes. As they soak, the enzymesand other helpful organisms break down and neutralise the phytic acid. As little as seven hours soaking in water removes most of the phytic acid. Soaking, fermenting and sprouting also breaks down gluten and other difficult-to-digest proteins into simpler components that are more easily absorbed.
Alfa alfa sprouting:
At the moment I am sprouting alfa alfa seeds in my kitchen and its really easy!
Just take 2 tablespoons of alfa alfa seeds and soak them for 10-12 hours or overnight in a jar. Then rinse out the water and rinse 2-3 times a day for about 3-5 days. Let them stay covered but in daylight.
  Here are some health benefits of sprouting:

- A rich source of antioxidants and alkalizing to the body. Both of these effects are essential for protecting against disease and strengthening the immune system.

- A good source of essential fatty acids, which many diets are lacking in.

- An excellent source of fiber.

- Rich in chlorophyll, if you allow them to reach their green leaf stage. (Chlorophyll is a powerful blood cleanser and blood builder.)

- A good source of vitamins. (The vitamin density of some seeds can increase from 100% to 2000% after several days of sprouting.)

- Filled with an array of essential minerals. (During sprouting, the minerals develop into a chelated form, making them easier for the body to utilize).

- A good source of protein.




The Basics of Sprouting: 

Seed storage: keep in a dry environment to keep dorman (inactive, sleeping seeds) happy

Soaking: Turning a dormant seed into a nutritional powerhouse. 

Rinsing: Water is the key ingredient in sprouts. Use it often.

Draining: It is essential that sprouts be drained thoroughly after rinsing. Sitting in a puddle is the most common cause of crop failure.

Air circulation: If your sprouts can’t breathe while growing - they can die. Don’t put them in a closed cabinet.

Cleanliness: Your seed should be clean and your sprouting device should be sterile. Wash your sprouter well between crops. Sterilize when necessary
Storage: Properly stored, fresh sprouts will keep for up to 6 weeks in your refrigerator but fresher is better. Never refrigerate wet sprouts.
Good luck and enjoy!


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Welcome to my blog! I am a Raw food & a plant based diet enthusiast from Sweden, living in Copenhagen. I grew up partly on only eating raw food, having parents that were way ahead in the 80s. I mainly eat a plant-based diet because I want to nourish my body, have clarity in my mind, my soul and my heart. I'm into the pureness of whole foods, health and positive living. I believe the best thing you can do for yourself is to listen to your own body and eat what makes you feel good and happy. My personal approach to vegetarian and raw food is to keep it simple! Back to basics. In this blog I share information and tips for inspiration on physical, mental and emotional health.

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