Alfalfa sprouts have been around for a long time…
but these simple little sprouts have lots of health benefits!
Lots of Protein – A serving of alfalfa sprouts has up to 3 grams of protein, making it one of the most highly prized sources of plant protein. Alfalfa sprouts are a great for vegetarians.
Cholesterol – Alfalfa sprouts contain saponins that lower bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol and boost up your good cholesterol or HDL cholesterol. Plus sprouting alfalfa seeds increases the saponins content by more than 400%.
Immune Boosting – Alfalfa sprouts boost up your immune system via the powerful saponin compounds found in these tasty greens.
Antioxidants – Alfalfa sprouts contain lots of powerful antioxidants that prevent disease.
Vitamin K – Alfalfa sprouts are a good source of Vitamin K.
Phytoestrogens – Alfalfa sprouts contain lots of phytoestrogens that fight off heart disease and strokes.
Ulcers – Alfalfa sprout juice is very healing… and has been used for soothing away intestinal ulcers.
Cancer – Phytoestrogens in alfalfa sprouts prevent cancer… they contain L-canavanine a protein that fights leukemia.
Heart Disease – Alfalfa sprouts also contain compounds that prevent the build up of plaques in your coronary arteries.
Detoxing – Alfalfa sprouts contain detoxing agents that bind with bile acids to prevent disease and especially colon cancer.
Menopause – Phytoestrogens help with the symptoms of menopause… so have some alfalfa sprouts everyday if you are going through menopause.
Weight Loss – One cup of alfalfa sprouts contains hardly any calories and they are fat free, cholesterol free, and sugar free… making them great for weight loss.
Blood Pressure – Alfalfa sprouts also contain compounds that lower blood pressure.
Contains – Alfalfa sprouts contain calcium and phosphorus for strong bones, Vitamins A and C for boosting up your immune system, lots of B Vitamins for health and vitality, Vitamin E for sexual and heart health, iron for anemia, potassium for water regulation, zinc for preventing colds and flues, silicon for strong nails and hair, magnesium for regulating blood pressure, and manganese for boosting up your metabolism.
Chlorophyll – Alfalfa sprouts contain lots of green chlorophyll for blood health and immunity.
Inflammation – Alfalfa sprouts lower inflammation in the body thus helping to prevent arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and more.
Osteoporosis – Alfalfa sprouts contains phytoestrogens that help to prevent osteoporosis.
Lowers Glucose – Studies show that alfalfa sprouts can also lower blood sugar.
Fight Infections – Studies show that the saponins in alfalfa sprouts can help to fight off bacteria infections, fungal infections, and viruses.
Fiber – If you suffer from constipation Alfalfa sprouts can help, they are full of great fiber that will keep you regular… and also promote a good environment for growth of probiotic bacteria to grow thus helping to boost your immune system. Also the saponins contained in alfalfa sprouts promote the growth of good flora in your colon.
This article is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to contact him any time.
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