Top four benefits of Sprouts

Are you looking for a tasty mid-day snack? Then consider incorporating a bowl of sprouts into your diet. These tasty and healthy seeds are loaded with several health benefits. Sprouts are germinated seeds of grains or legumes. Some of the widely used sprouts for the purpose of cooking are soy, mung bean and alfalfa. These sprouts contain a significantly high amount of vitamins and minerals. They contain Vitamin C, K, A, riboflavin, fibre and protein. The mineral content in these tasty seeds include zinc, magnesium, copper, iron, manganese and calcium.

In this article, we give you a few health benefits of sprouts.

1.    Aids in digestion- One of the vital benefits of consuming sprouts is that they aid in the process digestion. Sprouts contain a relatively high amount of enzymes. These enzymes break down the food particles and increase the absorption of nutrients by the digestive system.  Those of you having constipation problems should eat sprouts as they are rich in fibre.

2.    Good for Anemia- Anemia is a health problem in which your body is deprived of healthy red blood cells, which help in carrying oxygen to the body's tissue. The major cause of anemia is due to iron deficiency. For those of you suffering from anemia or have low levels of iron deficiency, Sprouts are a best option as they are rich in iron content.

3.    Enhances immune system- The vitamin C content in sprouts strengthens your immune system. Your body requires vitamin C as these help the white-blood cells to fight against diseases. Along with vitamin C, the vitamin A is also a great source for strengthening your immune system as it contains several antioxidants.

4.    Good for skin- Eating sprouts regularly is not only good for your overall health but it is also helps your skin to glow. This antioxidant rich food kills the free radicals and protects your skin from sun damage and cancer. Sprouts are known to repair the damaged skin tissue and reduce the appearance of signs of ageing.

-Akhila Kakarala
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