Germinated (sprouted) cereals and pulses has long been recommended by members of the science of nutrition. After all of their benefits humanity knew long ago. Hippocrates, the Indian yogis and even our ancestors in ancient Russia to use these grains in the food (cooked cereal, jelly, added to soups, insisted kvass, beer was brewed).
In our time, many advocates of healthy eating sprouted grains themselves, using them as a salad or a separate dish. Suitable for almost all types of crops that are present in the human diet: wheat, rye, barley, and all kinds of beans, sunflower seeds, peanuts.
It is believed that sprouted grain has a much more conventional vitamins and fine affects the body as a whole, as these grains are the product of high biological value, which is concentrated live active energy and valuable nutrients, reducing the body at the cellular level. Let's learn more about it.
When germinated beans increased the content of some vitamins (such as vitamins B, B2 and PP — on average 1.5-2 times), vitamin E appears in sprouts and vitamin C, which is absent in the normal grain.
In germinated seeds are partially destroyed phytates, which block the absorption of calcium, magnesium, zinc and other minerals. Also in the germinated seeds lots of sugar and fat, which in this form are easily digested.
Thus, the nutritional value of sprouted wheat grains, legumes and soy significantly higher refined products, as most of the nutrients are in a germ of grain. And if you send the grain flour milling, the nutrients (vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber) for the most part lost, remaining in the bran.
Benefit to the organism
Experts assert that sprouted grains like wheat and other grains are a powerful stimulant of life of the organism:
* Regulate and restore the vital processes in the body at any age, improve immunity, promote immunity to colds;
* Provide a normal metabolism and full operation of the nervous system, improve digestion, treat eczema, stomach ulcers;
* Increase efficiency and improve sexual function;
* Reduced visual acuity, coordination, color and thickness of hair, strengthen the teeth;
* Rejuvenate the body, thanks in seedlings of antioxidants: vitamins A, C, E, and enzymes;
* Vibrant energy of fresh seedlings stimulates internal self-cleaning and self-healing ability of the body, promotes the formation of hemoglobin, blood purifier;
* Germinated seeds are the prophylactic prevention of cancer;
A large amount of magnesium in germinated grains reduces pressure excretion of cholesterol, reduces the chance of heart attacks;
* Germinated seeds are an effective tool for weight loss
* Improve sleep
* Sprouted seeds, grains and beans are easily digestible, contain more vitamins than other products, as well as the optimal combination of protein and carbohydrates
By the way, the rate of human consumption of sprouted grains — from 50 to 100 grams. night:
How to choose the grain
You should be very careful approach to the selection and preparation of grain, keeping in mind that the grains can be processed by any harmful substances. Such grain directly to the surface, when it is filled with water. It is best to buy grain at pharmacies or known stores. Grain that is not sprouted after two days, you should not eat.
In no case should not germinate grain in store, it can be stored in the refrigerator for 48 hours. In cooked dishes based on germinated seeds during storage to better preserve desirable to add lemon juice or honey. But if the grain dark, even in the refrigerator, then they should not be consumed.
How to germinate seeds in the home
The most common are for germination of wheat, rye, lentils, beans of all kinds, peas, buckwheat, sunflower, radish, etc.
Rinse with cold water, 50-100 g. grains (remember, this is the daily rate of consumption) and fill in the flat glass, porcelain or enamel ware layer no more than 2 cm to ensure uniform germination. Grain can fill either the podstelennuyu cloth or gauze, or directly to the bottom of cookware. Top grain cover cloth or cheesecloth and pour water at room temperature to the upper level of grain. And in a warm dark place. As necessary, moisten the cloth top.
Germination of seeds to the recommended 1-3 mm. occurs in about one or two days, depending on the temperature of the environment and quality of grain. By the way, even just simply swollen grains (and their growth is not at the same time), and those that have not yet sprung, but filled with juices, are a complete product.
Now you need to rinse the seeds under running water to remove the smell. And you can eat.
Germinated seeds are best to eat for breakfast. You can eat and raw, chew, and as part of healthy and tasteful dishes.
Important point: some bean sprouts contain harmful substances that are completely destroyed by boiling. Therefore, soybean sprouts and peas should be subjected to a treatment with steam or cook in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Bean sprouts are golden, lentils and alfalfa can be safely eaten raw.
Select any of your choice ingredients: shredded carrots, dried fruits (figs, prunes, dried apricots, raisins), fresh fruit, nuts, greens.
Mince germinated seeds and add any of these products. Season with honey and lemon juice.
Fruit salad with wheat germ and sunflower
1 banana, 1 kiwi fruit, cheese (preferably homemade) — 100 gr., Pomegranate seeds — 3 tbsp. spoons of wheat germinated — 2 tbsp. spoons, sunflower seeds germinated — 2 tbsp. spoon, honey — 2 tbsp. spoons, juice of 1/2 lemon.
Mince germinated seeds, grate cheese. Finely chop fruit. All mix, season with honey and lemon, garnish with pomegranate seeds.
Salad "Sweet little wheat"
1/2 cup germinated within 3 days of wheat seeds, 2 teaspoons sesame or other seeds, honey.
Crush the seeds and add them to the germinated seeds. Add honey to taste.
1/2 cup germinated soybeans, 100 gr. Chinese lettuce leaves, 3 tbsp. spoons of canned peas, mayonnaise.
The first step is to boil in 3 minutes beansprouts, then rinse with water. Shred lettuce, add the peas and beansprouts. Mayonnaise. You can add a little lemon juice.
Flour for salads, cereals and beverages
From germinated seeds can get the flour and sprinkle it salads, cereal. To do this, germinated seeds are dried and pulverized in a blender. In the same way, we are preparing a variety of drinks and juice, honey, cream (milk should not be used.) Flour from grains germinated and dried barley is very useful in diabetes. The recipe is very simple: three tablespoons of the flour and pour a liter of boiling water taken three times a day for a tablespoon.
Kissel from barley
Very useful for people with diabetes, ulcers of the stomach and duodenum by jelly beans germinated barley. Barley is cooked above method, ready to grind grain grinder or coffee grinder. Add a little cold water, pour the boiling water and boil another minute. The resulting slurry is left on for twenty minutes and decant. Take a fool to freshly prepared for the crescent.
Kissel from oats
Healing properties and jelly from germinated oat. Germinated in a coffee grinder to grind the oats or grinder, diluted with cold water, pour boiling water and boil for 1-2 minutes. Another 20 minutes drink must insist, strain and drink fresh. This jelly is good with pancreatitis, diabetes, duodenal ulcer. With a weakened body can hold two weeks of receiving this jelly.