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.

Increases nutrient levels in the grain, legume, vegetable, nut or seed being sprouted.

Also contain lower levels of antinutrients, making it easier for your body to absorb all the nutrients they contain.

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.

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

Lower levels of gluten and antinutrients, further improving the digestion process.

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

They are also easy to add to a wide variety of meals and snacks.

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