Today’s health tip: Benefits of sprouts

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Sprouts are seeds that have been allowed to germinate into young plants.

They are usually eaten raw and are available in a wide range of varieties.

Sprouting tends to increase nutrient levels in the grain, legume, vegetable, nut or seed being sprouted.

Sprouts also contain lower levels of anti-nutrients, making it easier for your body to absorb all the nutrients they contain.

It may help people with type 2 diabetes better control their blood sugar.

However, more studies are needed to determine why this is and whether these results also apply to people without diabetes.

Contains higher amounts of insoluble fiber, which can ease digestion and reduce the likelihood of constipation.

Lower levels of gluten and anti-nutrients, further improving the digestion process.

Improves heart health by lowering “bad” LDL cholesterol, total cholesterol and blood triglyceride levels, while increasing “good” HDL cholesterol.

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