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Updated on November 17, 2010


Sprouting is the practice of soaking, draining and then rinsing seeds at regular intervals until they germinate, or sprout.

Growing Sprouts in your home isn't a new idea, it probably even happened by accident that someone decided to eat sprouted seeds. Ancient Chinese healers prescribed sprouts for curing many illnesses thousands of years ago. Certainly the Chinese brought sprouts to America.

But sadly the curative properties are still readily not realized or utilized very much today. While these variations of seeds may offer the key to longevity and health we are still relying on drugs for treatments.Modern society would rather spend billions of dollars on masking the symptoms of an illness than attempting to eliminate it.

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By consuming high nutritive substances such as sprouts. Some how this defies logic when you can buy sprouters online that are very inexpensive and grow your own cures in your own kitchen. Many of us have felt for years that eating sprouts everyday is a very healthy option. Its difficult to find nutritious food that isn't grown with chemicals and sprayed with pesticides. If you ever wanted a food with a high per pound nutritive value try sprouts.

They are easy to grow and obtain seeds. You can travel with seeds and a jar to sprout your seeds in. Think about also feeding your sprouts something nutritional. Such as kelp or sea weed. This will add a special kick to your already great addition to your diet. You may be thinking that you have tried sprouts and they just do not taste that good. But you can sprout 100s of different seeds that all taste different. We create our own mixes of seeds to sprout that creates a unique complement to any meal.

Any of us can start to grow our own food and learn to become less dependent on the stores. Sprouts are expensive in the stores but not when you grow them in your own kitchen.



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Going Compleatly Raw

Just take a look around the web and you can always find some finatic trying to convince you to eat all raw food. Stop cooking your food and only eat fresh organic food. Many have said look at the Gorilla he only eats raw food. What these people forget is that the food that is sold in the stores should not be eaten raw all the time.

Certainly you should never just sustain your self on raw un cooked food from any grocery store in the USA. You will certainly become ill from the food. This may seem to be a harsh statement. But even organically certified food sources are allowed to used some chemicals and pesticides. I have been around many raw food people and in general they do not have the energy or stamina to surf all day. This tells me that they are not getting enough protein in their diets. Raw or other wise. Anytime someone comes along and insists that you should be eating a certain way, but they look un healthy and lethargic I tend to laugh.

Of course we can all improve our diets, the best way is to grow your own sprouts and start a little garden so you know where your food comes from. You might know an organic farmer that you trust that is growing good food. If you want to change your diet because you are dis satisfied with your health. Thats a good thing but remember to always be careful of fad diets and substances. Eat well , exercise and drink lots of fresh clean water. These 3 simple things will help you in all aspects of your life!


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  • magnoliazz profile image

    magnoliazz 7 years ago from Wisconsin

    Another great hub!

    I love growing sprouts because even kids can do it and it teaches them to eat healthy.

    I live on a farm and have for most of my life and if people only knew what goes on to grow their food they would faint dead away.

    Pounds and pounds of herbicide and weed killers are sprayed on the fields and then of course this is what we eat. We stopped spraying over 25 years ago, but there are still traces of these chemicals in the soil.

    There is a better way to feed ourselves and I believe that sprouts may become the worlds main food source one day. It a heck of a lot easier and cheaper than real farming.

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    larrybass 9 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Great hub here on growing your own Power Foods dude! I've been slowly trying to get that message out there too, so that more folks can eat really health producing foods. Thanx for sharing...


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    ESAHS 9 years ago

    "Great subject and one way to surpass the cold winter's blues!"

    "Two thumbs up!"

    "Gardening is a wonderful way to handle stress!"

    CEO E.S.A.H.S. Association

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    hot dorkage 9 years ago from Oregon, USA

    I'm totally onboard with the gardening thing but I just can't have success with sprouts. I forget them in the dark cupboard. I did get a chunk of mycelium from a mushroom farm and grew some of my own pink oyster mushrooms.