One of the questions that is often asked is how would someone who does intense physical labor or athletic activities like weight lifting, incorporate more living foods into their diet without missing out on the significant levels of protein they require. Fortunately, this could not be simpler, as sprouted foods, particularly most legumes and beans are a good source of food with protein and they are easier to sprout than smaller seeds. The larger seeds or legumes have a larger surface area and allow improved air flow around them, so there is less moisture build up during sprouting. This means they do not need to be rinsed as frequently and they are less likely to be spoiled by mold.
Those who have high demands for protein though activities like body building workouts often restrict their approach to animal proteins when searching for protein in food Animal protein like lean cuts of meat certainly do offer good amounts of protein but vegetable proteins can have even higher levels. The main benefit with vegetable proteins is that they are more easily digested by the body and are then ready to be converted in to energy. Sprouted foods can have their protein levels at their prime, as the sprouting process is the awakening of the seed or grain as it bursts in to life.
The most popular beans to sprout for high protein energy are:
– garbanzo beans (chick peas)
– mung beans
– almost any type of pea.
Sprouted beans are incredibly versatile in the number of different foods they can be used in, as they have quite a neutral taste. You can add them to low temperature stir fry’s, burritos, bean dips like hummus, cooked rice, soups (add the sprouted beans or legumes after the soup or stew is done cooking, while it is cooling in preparation for serving) and numerous other dishes. Sprouts are a good source of food with protein. They offer an ideal alternative or supplement to a high protein diet, making them ideal for people participating in weight training routines or jobs requiring intense physical labor. Using the Marche Sprouting Method, you can grow large amounts of sprouts at very low cost, so they can be added to nearly any meal.