After your juice fast is over, you will be transitioning back to solid, whole foods. I highly recommend sprouts. These super live foods are inexpensive, easy to grow and absolutely packed with storehouses of nutrients!
Sprouts are widely recognized as being some of the most nutritious foods on the planet. And since sprouts are so easily digested and absorbed by your body, you can be confident that all those vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients are actually being absorbed, instead of passing through your body.
There are essentially three different categories of sprouts. Some are rich in vitamins and minerals. These are “greens.” Others have fewer vitamins and minerals but are filling and provide lots of protein. We call these the “high protein” sprouts. And lastly, there are those that have high fiber content and enzymes to help with digestion and assimilation. These are the “fiber/health” sprouts.
- Alfalfa - Vitamins A, B, C, E, K, and minerals. These vitamins are essential for healthy reproduction, vision, immune function, healthy bones, and regulating bodily functions.
- Radish - Potassium, Vitamin C. Potassium is essential for regulating healthy blood pressure, is involved in muscle contraction (movement), and nerve impulses (the brain telling the body what to do).
- Broccoli - Vitamins A, C, antioxidants, and minerals. These nutrients help regulate brain function, aid in absorption and use of Vitamin E, and are involved in collagen production (cell building and replacement—your body’s ability to heal).
- Garbonzo - Protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. These beans are your go-to sprouts for emergency fresh food, fast. They even provide enough calories and nutrients for a few days of subsistence diet.
- Green Lentils - Vitamin C, Protein, Iron, and other minerals. Lentils are another incredibly healthy sprout, and essential to good muscle and cardiovascular health.
- Black Eyed Peas - Carbohydrates, fiber, and protein. These are another “meal in a handful” and provide essential calories and protein for a subsistence diet.
- Mung Bean - Protein, Iron, Potassium, and Vitamin C. This sprout is integral in muscle health and retention.
- Pea - Protein, vitamin C, and fiber. Fiber helps the digestive system. Protein and amino acids help the body grow, repair, and build new muscle.
- Wheat -:
- Carbohydrates, protein, Vitamins B & E, and phosphorous. Phosphorous is a VITAL nutrient used in DNA synthesis—the building block of the body’s ability to grow, repair, and replace old cells. Phosphorous is also needed in order for the body to use carbohydrates and regulate the pH of the blood.
- Fenugreek - Iron & Phosphorous. In this one sprout are nutrients to support DNA replication, repair, and production of blood cells.