These little †˜vitamin bombs’ are an extremely inexpensive method of obtaining a high concentration of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. They have in them all the constituent nutrients of fruits and vegetables and are †˜live’ foods. The sprouting process of seeds, grains and legumes give them a superior content of nutrients and a surprisingly high level of protein.
FOOD ACTIVES: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin K, iron, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, fiber, protein and folate.
BEAUTY BOOST:Inside (to eat): It’s estimated that there are up to 100 times more enzymes in sprouts than uncooked fruits and vegetables. Enzymes are a catalysts for all your body’s functions and help extract more vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and essential fatty acids from the foods you eat to ensure healthy bodily functions which in turn, means healthy skin.
Outside (applied): The enzymes in sprouts repair, help prevent wrinkles and even out skin tone. The vitamin A in sprouts will increase collagen production and act as a natural exfoliant while vitamin K reduces skin redness.
COOK: With a dash of soy sauce, sprouts make a tasty stir-fry, and are more nutritious than lettuce in salads and wraps. Mixed sprouts are also great in sandwiches, omelets, salads, soups and casseroles.
TIP: They are so easy to grow at home as they’ll grow in any climate, at any time of year without soil or weeding and in low sunlight.
PRINT this gorgeous 10x15cm beautifood infobite photocard to keep beauty inspiration at finger tips reach in your kitchen
Step 1. Simply click on the infobite image left.
Step 2. Then right click and choose †˜Save image as’ where it will be a JPEG in whichever folder you choose.
Step 3. Open the saved image and print on a postcard size (6†x4†/10cmx15cm) photopaper.
Step 4. Be at printer for your gorgeous beautifood infobite card!
Step 5. File in a handy place in your kitchen.