Chia seeds, chia sprouts health benefits explored
Chia sprouts are a different form of the seed that still offers many of the same benefits, plus a few more
Chia seeds a popular health food; you can also grow healthy, delicious chia sprouts from seeds at home
I’m a huge fan of chia seeds. Ever since I first discovered them years ago, I have been on the chia seed train. I add them to water in a glass jar and let them soak up with fruit and drink it throughout the day. It’s a flavorful drink, all organic full of healthy fats, proteins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and more.
Chia seeds are something I recommend to everyone to upgrade your health. What I discovered recently is that you can grow chia sprouts. I love chia seeds, so I figured I’d try to sprout chia seeds and it went astonishingly well. The first batch of chia seeds that I planted grew into a good amount of chia sprouts. Healthy as can be!
I always see alfalfa and broccoli sprouts in the health food store but never chia sprouts and I’m not sure why. It’s fine though because after watching this video and seeing how easy it is to grow chia sprouts, you’ll do it yourself forever!
First, let’s warm you up to the health benefits of chia sprouts. You may already know and love the health benefits of chia seeds. Chia sprouts are a different form of the seed that still offers many of the same benefits plus a few more.
Chia Sprouts Health Benefits:
- Rich in calcium, which benefits bone and cardiovascular health.
- Rich in phosphorus which benefits bone and teeth health.
- Rich in ALA Omega 3 Fatty Acids! Great for brain and heart health.
- A great source of fiber and antioxidants which work to outsmart free radicals!
- High in manganese which is a good mineral for connective tissue.
- A great source of chlorophyll which is beneficial for blood health and rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, C, E, K as well as a source of potassium and iron.
Now, here’s how you can grow chia sprouts from chia seeds at home with only a few things needed. It’s a simple process. All you need is the chia seeds, soil, pot, and water. All organic is preferable as your chia sprouts will come out greener and more full of nutrients. Enjoy those chia sprouts! They’re delicious!
You can harvest your chia sprouts when they begin to fall over to the side and can no longer stand on their own. This means that it’s time for them to be eaten. This takes around 10 days or so to do. If you have a bigger pot you can plant more chia seeds and harvest more sprouts at one time.
If you have a bigger family or live with a larger group of people this makes more sense.
David Benjamin is a health and green living advocate, and the founder of HealthyWildAndFree.com. He is the author of Dirt Cheap Weight Loss: 101 Ways To Lose Weight On A Budget.