Sunflower sprouts are one of the richest nutrient-dense and complete foods. On average, sunflower sprouts are thirty times more nutritious than even the best organically grown raw vegetables. Sweet and tender, you can add these wonder sprouts to your salad, green juice or you can eat them plain. According to Vegetarians in Paradise, the germination process can multiply the nutritional value of some of the nutrients in sunflower seeds by up to 1200 percent! Here is a partial list of some of the benefits of this superfood.
Excellent source of balanced amino acids for building protein
Activates every cell in the immune system
Builds skeletal, muscular and neurological systems
An excellent source of fatty acids
Excellent for fat and carbohydrate digestion
Excellent for muscle and tissue tone
Excellent for the nervous system
An excellent source of A and B-vitamins
One of the rare food sources of vitamin D for the immune system
An excellent source of vitamin E
They supply significant amounts of calcium and phosphorus excellent for bones and teeth
Excellent source for iron for healthy red blood corpuscles, combating anemia
Excellent for copper, necessary in minute quantities for the utilization of iron
Iodine for the thyroid
Excellent for potassium for brain tissue and the nervous system
Excellent for magnesium for muscle tissue, brain and lungs
Excellent for niacin the skin vitamin
Lecithin, a phospholipid compound that aids in the body's transport of fats.
Linoleic acid for brain function, skin and hair growth and healthy bones
Lots of chlorophyll which helps to detoxify the liver and the blood.
Excellent source of phytosterols which reduce cholesterol, enhance the immune response and fights cancer.
Look for my next article on how to grow the best sunflower sprouts.
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