Wellness and sprouts
Research shows sprouted foods are beneficial for all kinds of ailments. The following is a scant survey and we invite you to do further research.
1. www.sproutnet.net is a great source of information, and many of these links will take you to their wellness page. There are more links at the end of this section.
2. Sulphoraphane is mentioned in numerous sites, and is abundant in Broccoli sprouts.
Acne - Wheatgrass
Alzheimer's Disease - Brown Rice Sprouts: Effects of pre-germinated brown rice on beta-amyloid protein-induced learning and memory deficits in mice.
Animal Nutrition - Sprouted Grains
Arthritis - See Rheumatoid Arthritis
Asthma - Broccoli Sprouts (contain abundant levels of Sulphoraphane)
Blood Pressure - Broccoli Sprouts
Bone Density - Alfalfa, Clover and Soybean Sprouts
There is a wealth of research evidence to show that a diet rich in sprouts and living foods can be extremely helpful in treating (and preventing) cancer. Please see the additional links at the end of this page.
Broccoli: Johns Hopkins University
Wheatgrass: University of Saskatchewan
Sprouted vegetables in general: University of Ulster: "Eating just over 100 grams of tasty sprouted vegetables every day for a fortnight has been shown to have clear protective effects against DNA damage in human blood cells"
Cardiovascular Disease - Broccoli
Also: Alfalfa, Broccoli, Clover, Mung Bean, and Soybean Sprouts.
Cholesterol - Sprouts of: Alfalfa, Beet, Broccoli, Buckwheat, Cabbage, Daikon, Mung Bean, and Onion
Diabetes - Sprouts of: Barley, Broccoli, Buckwheat, C. moschata duchesne, Chick Pea, Daikon, Mucuna Prurines, Mung Bean, Rice, Soybean and Sunflower
various sources as cited in Sproutnet.com
Infectious Diseases - Broccoli and other Crucifer Sprouts
Inflammation & Inflammatory Disorders - Sprouts of: Alfalfa, Barley, Broccoli, Crucifers, Onion
Parkinson's Disease - Sprouts of: Crucifers, Fava Bean, Mucuna pruriens sprouts
Respiratory Illness - Broccoli and other Crucifer Sprouts
Rheumatoid Arthritis - Broccoli and other Crucifer Sprouts, Bean Sprouts
Stroke - Alfalfa, Broccoli, Clover, many Crucifers and Soybean Sprouts
Transplants - Broccoli and many other Crucifer Sprouts
Ulcers - See H. Pylori
Vascular Disease - Barley Sprouts
Wound Healing - Wheatgrass
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