Tonic Attack Wheatgrass and Broccoli Sprout Juice

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According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, just 5g of broccoli sprouts contain concentrations of the compound glucorphanin equal to that found in 150g of mature broccoli1. Whoah, imagine, 30 times the concentration!!!

Their research demonstrated that three day old broccoli sprouts may contain anywhere from 10 to 100 times higher levels of glucoraphanin. This is a phenomenal difference. To anyone who understands anything about sprouting, however, it is not a total surprise. In that early phase, once the seed starts to become active, the multiplication of a whole range of nutrients is phenomenal. Many double each day.  The point where it all slows down is once the plants start to develop a stem.

So, if you're looking for an inexpensive superfood, sprouts are it. You don't have to necessarily purchase our broccoli sprout juice to get the benefit, although that is a very easy way to gain from the enormous power contained within broccoli sprouts.

Sprouting all sorts of seeds is a great thing to do. An article2 published last year listed 10 reasons for eating sprouts, including the following:

  • Sprouts can contain up to 100 times more enzymes than raw fruits and vegetables, allowing your body to extract more vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fats from the foods you eat. Furthermore, because the concentration is higher, the quantity you will need to eat will be reduced, you will feel full sooner, aided by eating them thoroughly by chewing well, and therefore have much greater control over your body weight etc.
  • Both the quality of the protein and the fibre content of beans, nuts, seeds and grains improves when sprouted
  • The content of vitamins and essential fatty acids also increases dramatically during the sprouting process. This all happens in a matter of days, whereas growing and harvesting the crop to full maturity takes many weeks. Sunflower seed and pea sprouts tend to top the list of all the seeds that you can sprout and are typically each about 30 times more nutritious than the vegetables you might harvest in your garden.
  • During sprouting, minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, bind to protein, making them more bioavailable. The bioavailability of nutrients is often overlooked. The more processes that your food undergoes before you get to eat it, whether these are done by somebody else in a factory, or you in your kitchen, there is often a reduction and complication with this availability. Therefore, what you think you’re getting will rarely be the case. With sprouts, and the juice of sprouts, this is not so.
  • Sprouts are the ultimate locally grown food, and can easily be grown in your own kitchen, so you know exactly what you’re eating. And since they’re very inexpensive, cost is no excuse for avoiding them.
However, should you be short of space, or just daunted, or maybe prefer to have the easier option, you can of course just short circuit all of this and purchase the juice! We do the hard work, making sure that we have a consistent product day after day after day. All you have to do is snip the top of the sachet, and drink it and benefit yourself with the powerful pack of nutrients. This enables you to do that wherever you are, home or away.
 
References
  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9294217
  2. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-reasons-to-eat-sprouts.html