Health Benefits of Microgreens
Reduces chronic disease risk
Boosts your immune system
- This is especially important during COVID, Cold and Flu season.
- Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, especially those rich in polyphenols, may lower the risk of various types of cancer.
- Microgreens enriched with Polyphenol and Sulforaphanes may be expected to have similar effects.
- Microgreens are a rich source of polyphenols, a class of antioxidants linked to a lower risk of heart disease.
- Animal studies show that microgreens may lower triglyceride and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels.
- Antioxidants may help reduce the type of stress that can prevent sugar from properly entering cells.
- In lab studies, fenugreek microgreens appeared to enhance cellular sugar uptake by 25–44%.
- Antioxidant-rich foods, including those containing high amounts of polyphenols, may be linked to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Helps with weight loss
- Microgreens are full of wonderful vegetable fiber that helps curb appetites.
Lowers inflammation and Improves gut health
- Eating microgreens with other vegetables and fruits will correct your gut flora.
How to add Microgreens to your diet
Many people enjoy the tiny leaves of microgreens for their fresh taste, crisp crunch, and bright colors. Including just a few servings of microgreens into your daily diet, alongside plenty of other fruits and vegetables, can ensure you are getting the nutrients you need to improve or maintain optimal health.
Microgreens can be eaten in several simple ways. Be sure to rinse them thoroughly first.
- Eat them raw. Add them to salads and drizzle with a little lemon juice or your favorite dressing. They are also very tasty on their own, we love to snack on the sunflower microgreens!
- Garnish meals with raw microgreens. Add them to your breakfast plate or top your fish, chicken, or baked potato with them.
- Add them to a sandwich, sub or wraps. Radish offers a wonderful crunch and zesty flavor!
- Add them to soups, stir fries, and pasta dishes. Sweet Peas are excellent in stir fries!
- Blend into smoothies or juiced. Wheatgrass juice is a popular example of a juiced microgreen.