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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

Cancer -
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

Cognition - Broccoli and other Crucifer Sprouts

Colitis - Barley Sprouts 

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

Diarrhea - Barley Sprouts

Estrogen/Menopause Control - Sprouts of: Alfalfa, Beans, Broccoli and other Crucifer Sprouts, Clover, Mung Bean, Soybean

H. pylori, Ulcers and Gastritis - Broccoli and other Crucifer Sprouts, Wheatgrass

Heart Disease - Broccoli 

Infectious Diseases - Broccoli and other Crucifer Sprouts 

Inflammation & Inflammatory Disorders - Sprouts of: Alfalfa, Barley, Broccoli, Crucifers, Onion 

Intestinal Polyps - Broccoli Sprouts

Menopause - Alfalfa

Osteoporosis - see Bone Density

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 

For more information:


http://www.sproutnet.com/Nutrition/wellness_and_prevention.htm#Blood Pressure