Sprouts

Roberts RanchHealthy Lifestyles, Sprouting

Learn About Nature’s Finest Medicine and How You Can Grow It At Home

Sprouts
I can’t say enough about sprouts. They are an amazing source of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, enzymes, chlorophyll, and more. In fact, sprouts have more nutrition than the grown plant or the seed. If you are looking for a way to fight disease and infection without spending tons of money or taking expensive medications – you need to take a look at growing sprouts.

Although sprouts should be enjoyed on a year round basis – January is a perfect time to grow and enjoy eating them. In most places it’s too cold to grow a garden, the farmer’s markets are gone, the sun does not stay up as long, and we become dependent on what is sold in the store or what we have preserved ourselves. There is nothing wrong with living off the food we have worked so hard to preserve, but the benefits of eating sprouts far outweigh any other food source. There is more nutrition in a tray of sprouts than there is in all the bottles and cans on your food storage shelves. As for what they sell in the stores, you can bet it was picked before it had a chance to ripen and it probably isn’t local. I won’t get in to the other probablies that are going on with food these days. That is a subject for another time. Suffice it to say that grocery store food isn’t the better choice. Additionally, I’m not recommending living completely on sprouts, but they are an excellent source of all vitamins, nutrients, enzymes, carotenoids, antioxidants, immunomodulators, minerals, and more. The great thing about it all is, we can grow them on the kitchen counter. Eating a handful of home grown sprouts is definitely a thing to do year round and a huge step in self-reliant health and well being.

I’ve always taken great comfort in knowing that the wheat I have stored will bring great nutritional benefits in 3-4 days if I just add a little water to it. I take even more comfort in knowing that wheatgrass juice on a daily basis brings untold benefits; curing such things as ulcers, colitis, heel spurs, skin diseases, and cancer. It also promotes longevity, endurance, stamina, and the list goes on. Seems too good to be true? The fact is natural things do have properties that cure whatever is wrong in the body and they do promote increased health and vitality. So take comfort in the great health benefits of storing, sprouting, and juicing wheatgrass. Sprouted grasses and sprouted vegetables have to be eaten differently. We humans cannot get the benefits from grasses very easily unless the grass is crushed, releasing all the valuable juices. The health benefits of wheatgrass juice are huge and so worth the effort. Not just any juicer will juice grass. Juicing wheatgrass requires a wheatgrass juicer and they aren’t very cheap. So keep that in mind. With vegetable sprouts, you can just pop them in your mouth.

Sprouting will be divided up into two categories; wheatgrass, which includes all grasses that can be sprouted and grown for juicing, and vegetable seed sprouts. While I have sprouted and juiced for years, I am not the master here. It is just something I do. Years ago I took a class from the owner of a seed sprouting company. I took copious notes and have used them for myself and to teach others over the years. I was hoping to introduce this man to you and get some more insight from him. Sadly, I learned from his wife that he had passed away. So, I have gone out and found another great sprouter that we can all glean from. I know you will enjoy and appreciate what he has to offer. I will also show you what I do in a sprouting way, so you have more than one reference point.

The books I would recommend for this lesson are: The Sprouting Book by Ann Wigmore and Wheatgrass Nature’s Finest Medicine by Steve Meyerowitz