Health And Hope

Health And Hope

Using The Gifts Of Creation

How are you? Are you well?

Health rules
> Quality of health
> Eating raw
> Sprouting seeds
> Indigestion
Body spring cleaning

Food as medicine


Will Power

Fresh Air

Rest and relaxation

Trust in God

The hope perspective

If there is a God why does he allow suffering?

What is the freshest food we can eat?

Raw sprouted seeds. When a seed begins to grow it is packed with vitality and after about 3 - 5 days is at the peak of its goodness - it is filled with vitamins and minerals and trace elements. It is still growing as we eat it. Nothing could be fresher than that.
They are so easy to grow. Take a wide necked jar and place 2T seeds in it. Half fill with water and soak overnight.
The next morning place the piece of nylon net or tights over the jar, secure with the rubber band, and pour off the water. Pour in some fresh water and run it off. Rinse like this about three times. Then, having made sure that any excess water is drained off, turn the jar round to allow the small seeds to spread out and stick to the side of the glass, and lay it on its side in a cool dark place (under the sink, maybe). Continue the rinsing process twice a day until the sprouts are about an inch long. At this point they are ready to eat as a fresh salad vegetable.
Lift them out of the jar and rinse in a colander to wash away the little brown hulls, put them in a flat dish spread out gently, cover with Clingfilm and place in the fridge. If you put them on the window sill for an hour or two first, the little shoots will become green and very rich in chlorophyll. This increases their food value. They will stay fresh in the fridge for about 3 days—and interestingly, will keep growing and make more and more salad while your back is turned!

The easiest seed to sprout is alfalfa. It is known as the 'king of sprouts'. The name in Arabic means “father of all foods” A handful of fresh alfalfa will give you living vitamins A, B E, and trace elements in rich quantities, iron, calcium, magnesium potassium, and phosphorus. The taste resembles new peas. You are eating something that is still growing while on your plate!

Other seeds to sprout are chick peas, and whole lentils. The bean sprouts in shops are sprouted mung beans. They are easy to sprout at home, too, though they will be shorter, but because they are fresher, will be filled with the new life of the seed. Just serve small amounts with your other salad vegetables and use in sandwiches for a change. Be adventurous!

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