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Lentils help cleanse and stimulate the kidneys and adrenal system, strengthen the heart and circulation and increase energy and vitality. When lentils are sprouted, their nutrients become more easily digestible, and after just 3-4 days of sprouting, their soluble fiber, which helps lower LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar and regulate insulin levels, increases 300 percent!

Broccoli grows from seed to sprout in about five days. Photo: Russell Yip, The Chronicle / SF

Sprouts - Lentils help cleanse and stimulate the kidneys and adrenal system, strengthen the heart and circulation and increase energy and vitality. When lentils are sprouted, their nutrients become more easily digestible, and after just 3-4 days of sprouting, their soluble fiber, which helps lower LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar and regulate insulin levels

Lentils help cleanse and stimulate the kidneys and adrenal system, strengthen the heart and circulation and increase energy and vitality. When lentils are sprouted, their nutrients become more easily digestible, and after just 3-4 days of sprouting, their soluble fiber, which helps lower LDL cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar and regulate insulin levels, increases 300 percent!

Sprouting 101 sprouts are nuggets of nutrient gold! These little guys are packed with proteins, digestible energy, amino acids, phytochemicals, enzymes, vitamins and minerals and antioxidants. In short, they’re healthy little buggers! Most grow in 7 days.

How to make your own sprouts - it's so easy and cheap!

WHAT CAN YOU SPROUT? All seeds such as alfalfa, sunflower seeds, red cabbage, broccoli, fenugreek, celery, oats, radish, leek, you name it. Grains as wheat grass, barley, rye, millet, rice and buckwheat. Legumes require a longer soaking time (about 15 hours) because they are much harder. But lentils, chick peas and mung beans are very worth wild waiting for. WHAT DO YOU NEED? Any glass jar will do. Take a few jars for different seeds or grains. Or you can buy a system as you are seeing here

Seed to Sprout in 2-5 Days Yield = 2:1 Sprout Shelf Life = 2-6 weeks Nutritional info: Vitamins A, B, C and E ; Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium; Amino Acids; Protein: 20% Here is a quick walk through for all those who haven’t started the process of sprouting at home.

Food: Eleven Ace Raw Food Recipes (via Pineapple Sprout Salad)

egg shell planters in painted egg carton cup. so cute.