Alfalfa sprouts are a super duper source of nutrients, they are also known to have many curative abilities as is often referred as the "Father of Plants."
Alfalfa Sprouts Fast 5 Facts
Fact 1: Sprouts like alfalfa contain concentrated amounts of phytochemicals (plant compounds) that can protect us against dis-eases.
Fact 2: Studies on canavanine, an amino acid analog found in alfalfa, has demonstrated beneficial for combating pancreatic, colon and leukemia cancers.
Fact 3: Plant estrogens are abundant in sprouts in general and they increase bone formation and density and prevent bone breakdown/osteoporosis. They are also helpful in controlling hot flashes, menopause, PMS and fibrocystic breasts tumors.
Fact 4: Alfalfa sprouts are one of our finest food sources of saponins! Saponins lower the bad cholesterol and fat but not the good fats. Studies have proven their benefit in arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Saponins also stimulate the immune system by increasing the activity of natural killer cells such as T- lymphocytes and interferon. The saponin content of alfalfa sprouts multiplies 450% over that of the unsprouted seed.
Fact 5: Oh and one last thing…sprouts also contain an abundance of highly active antioxidants that prevent DNA destruction and protect us from the ongoing effects of aging.
So sprout it up baby!