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Sprouts…The original Sol food! - Hippocrates Magazine Article

Posted by Sean Herbert on 9/6/2012 to Magazine Articles
Sprouts…The original Sol food! - Hippocrates Magazine Article
“Sprouts…The original Sol food!”
by Sean Herbert

Why should I eat Sprouts?

It has been my continued pleasure to answer people’s questions on Sprouts and Sprouting, and invariably this question is usually the first to pop up. I could recite the health benefits, mineral and vitamin contents, but I usually like to start with a simple question: “Do you know where pharmaceutical companies get most of their ideas for new drugs from? PLANTS!

You can’t patent a Sprout, so why not take some of the good attributes and make a synthetic copy and generate billions of dollars? Makes sense right? So why do we silly creatures try to perfect what is already perfect? We are environed organisms and everything our body needs is naturally occurring (or growing) around us. Why not receive perfect nutrition instead of taking a pill or supplement containing one or two parts of the whole?

So what makes Sprouts so Great? 

It’s not the vitamins, the nutrients or the fact that it’s easily absorbed and digested by the body. (All of which are reason alone to include Sprouts in your daily diet.) What is most important is the ENERGY, the LIFE FORCE, the MIRACLE that the SUN, EARTH, and WATER infuse and transform a dormant seed into a vibrant Sprout!

Imagine a dormant seed placed in the fertile organic soil of the rainforest. First, the growing process is activated by the rainfall and nourished by the soil. Once exposed to the SUN, the life force explodes into liquid energy called chlorophyll using the process called photosynthesis or SUN INFUSED!

Photosynthesis harnesses the power of the sun.

Photosynthesis, from the Greek (photo) “light” and (synthesis) “putting together,” is a process used by plants and other organisms to convert the light energy captured from the sun into chemical energy that can be used to fuel the organism’s activities. Photosynthesis is vital for all aerobic life on Earth. In addition to maintaining normal levels of oxygen in the atmosphere, photosynthesis is the source of energy for nearly all life on earth, either directly, through primary production, or indirectly, as the ultimate source of energy in their food.

Have you ever heard a scientist say, “If we could harness a percentage of the sun’s energy, we could fuel the world forever?” The average rate of energy captured by photosynthesis globally is immense, approximately 130 terawatts, which is about six times larger than the power consumption of human civilization. Think of a Sprout as a battery infused by the sun’s energy—a literal alkaline battery to fuel the human body with liquid sunshine!

Energy in Sprouts and Children

Compare a Sprout to a young child… You can virtually see the energy bursting from each. A Sprout contains SIX times the energy of a dormant seed, and personally, I think children possess even more! What do all the parents say about their children? “I wish I had their energy.” Maybe you just need the right fuel. The next time you go shopping, purchase some Sunflower, Pea, Buckwheat, Broccoli or Bean Sprouts, and enjoy the energy of the Sun. “Sprouts…the original Sol food!”

Sean Herbert is the Master Grower for Got Sprouts.

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Date: 9/6/2012 1:07:00 AM
Daniel Brace
Now that is a nice article. Simple yet brilliantly elegant. Sprouts harness and capture the power of the sun through photosynthesis and that energy is what we consume. If we are what we eat, I am liking sprouts. I am solar energy. Super Foods, Brilliant!
Date: 12/2/2013
Fran Wernli
I recently purchased a bag of wheat grass powder. Is that still full of all the Nutrients that you claim are in Sprouts or have they been pulverized out?
Date: 12/3/2013
Our expertise is in the living product yet it stands to reason that when you make a powder out of any fruit or vegetable the nutrients would be diminished. thanks for your question.
Date: 1/20/2015
Sean, as you and your wife display and offer an awesome selection of products. I also appreciate your candid talk and education (OPENLY) to your viewing and buying customers. The success comes to those that educate, as I see many online that just put it out on the web. What do people do with no guidance. FAIL! Thanks Sean, as your entire operation is desirable and one that new folks should listen and learn from. dale
Date: 8/29/2016
Date: 8/29/2016
Date: 11/14/2016
Peter Greene
Hello, how much water do I use to grow the broccoli seeds in the jar, which I recently bought from your store. Thank you, Peter
Date: 12/15/2016
Michael Libfeld
AT: Shawn! Nice meeting you at Localecopia. Could you please e-mail the article on Wheat Grass juice and Crohn's disease. Thank you, Michael@WrapOle' Tortillas PS: How did you like the tortillas?
Date: 6/9/2019
jesse rogers
If you're ever out of a sprout feel free to substitute. For example if you're out of buckwheat sprouts feel free to add sunflower or pea green sprouts to our order. Thankyou and have a beautiful day.

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