Sprouted grains for some are delicacy, for others medicine. There are a lot of recipes with these products. Depending on the type of grain, its healing properties vary. So, wheat strengthens the whole organism, and oats, for example, treats traumas and favorably affects the muscles of a person.
A bit of history
Since ancient Egypt and Tibet, people have known about the beneficial properties of germinated grains. In ancient Rome, with the help of wheat, they strengthened the health of the soldiers and, if necessary, healed wounds. In Russia were also very popular dishes from the sprouts of cereals. Kissels, salads, porridges were prepared, and they were also used in the production of beer. In the course were such products as peas, wheat, oats, barley and others.
In the 30-ies of the twentieth century, an experiment was conducted in which it was proved that the animal can safely exist, using only sprouted wheat grains. Although the other vegetable diet, the subjects did not survive.
From the filing of Annie Wigmore, who wrote more than 30 books on the beneficial properties of wheat germs, many scientists have studied this problem. Every year, it was possible to discover new properties of germinated grains, in particular, than useful wheat.
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The main useful properties of germinated grains:
- Increase the body's immunity. Well protect from colds and similar diseases. Thanks to the intake of sprouts, the body restores vital processes. This is especially true in old age, when the natural protection of a person is weakened.
- Thanks to cereals, metabolism occurs much faster. The work of the nervous system also improves. Sprouted grains help in the fight against diseases such as a stomach ulcer, various eczema.
- Have a good combination of carbohydrates and proteins, in sufficient human quantity. Also in the germinated grains there is a large number of necessary vitamins.
- Have in their composition antioxidants, which promote the rejuvenation of the body. Vitamins A, C and E, which are a part of the sprouts of cereals, also help in this process.
- Favorably affect a person's sexual life, as well as the overall performance of the body.
- Sprouted wheat grains stimulate blood circulation and normalize the amount of hemoglobin in the blood.
- Thanks to magnesium in the shoots, the pressure decreases, the risks of diseases associated with the heart are reduced, cholesterol is excreted from the body.
- Also grains are used by people who want to reduce their weight.
- The positive effect of germinated cereals on the stabilization of a healthy and complete sleep is also revealed.
- For the prevention of cancer it is useful to regularly add rations to your diet.
- Positive effect on color and thickness of hair, quality of vision( after regular administration it is improving), dental health, general coordination of movements is noted.
All these positive characteristics apply to all germinated grains, but each of them has its own specific characteristics.
This product is most popular. Juice from wheat sprouts is sold in most countries both in pharmacies and simply in markets and stores. Most famous people must start their day with a portion of this useful product. The properties of germinated wheat are unique. Let's try to figure out how useful it is.
- Improved metabolism in the body.
- After taking sprouts, immunity improves.
- Actively fights against inflammatory processes occurring in the human body.
- Positive effect on visual quality. Sprouted wheat is also useful in the treatment. Reviews about it are only positive.
- Nails and hair become stronger and acquire a natural natural color.
- With prolonged use, prolongs life expectancy.
- As wheat sprouts are almost impossible to overeat, positively affects the weight of a person.
- Helps the body clear of poisons and other harmful substances.
- The ingestion of sprouted grains helps resolve various tumors and cysts.
It should be very carefully started to take the germinated grains, if you have certain problems with intestinal diseases or the body does not digest food properly. It is not recommended to eat sprouts for patients with ulcers. In the first days of reception of cereals, gas contamination of the stomach, problems with stool, exit of stones from the kidneys and diuretic system is possible. There may also be dizziness, nausea. Do not panic. After a few days the body's condition is normalized, and in the future only positive signals will be given. Believe me, you will find that more than useful wheat is germinated.
Very popular are the sprouts of this cereal. Oats are rich in magnesium, zinc. Also in its composition are vitamins B, C and E. Like other sprouted cereals, oats favorably affects the entire human body, improving the actions of all systems in general. Distinctive properties of this cereal:
- helps to fight kidney and liver diseases;
- is very useful for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland;
- to use a sprouted oats recommend people suffering from tuberculosis;
- is often used by athletes as an additional accelerator for the healing of various kinds of injuries;
- as well as sprouted wheat germ, favors metabolism;
- restores and normalizes the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract;
- sprouted oats stimulates blood rejuvenation in the human body.
Actual question, how to use sprouted oats? If you plan to regularly take sprouts of this cereal, then 10-15 pcs.a day will be enough to soon feel the dramatic changes in your health and well-being. For best effect, it is recommended that before consuming the sprouted oats, do not subject it to pretreatment on a meat grinder or juicer.
Very rich in phosphorus, magnesium, boron and iodine. In general, for various diseases more than useful sprouted buckwheat grains.
- Well affect the level of hemoglobin in the blood.
- People with hypertension are advised to regularly take buckwheat sprouts.
- This product makes a great contribution to the fight against diseases such as varicose veins, diabetes mellitus, hemorrhoids.
- Buckwheat gives a positive effect on the strength of the vessels.
- Adoption of sprouts contributes to better heart function.
- Used for blood loss.
- Actively fighting with liver and kidney disease.
The main advantage of germinated grains of buckwheat in the largest of the remaining cereals is the presence of routine. It is he who is responsible for the beneficial effect on human vessels and for the fight against diseases associated with their injuries.
Other species of germinated grains
Less common in application, but no less useful are other grains.
- Pulses. Diuretic properties have such products as chickpeas, peas. In addition, legumes have a lot of protein with a small amount of fat. They are often used for various diets. Soybean sprouts contribute to a good sleep, and beans are an excellent defender against the flu. Just do not take the red variety - it's poisonous.
- Barley. The use of sprouted grains of barley is to increase the endurance of the body and stabilize the acid-base balance.
- Pumpkin. Germs of this product are very useful for men. They contribute to a successful fight against prostate diseases.
- Len. Successfully fights against arthrosis, heart diseases and helps strengthen the vessels of the brain.
- Rye. Protected grains of rye are a good preventive against atherosclerosis. Also this product helps to remove radionuclides from the human body.
- Milk thistle. Germs remove stones from the kidneys and diuretic system, and also make a big investment in the restoration of liver cells.
- Ginseng and sunflower. If there is no way to get the ginseng root, then you can use the germinated sunflower seeds. The properties of these two products are almost identical - the stabilization of the nervous system, the improvement of vision, the ideal condition of the skin.
- Seeds of sesame seeds. They have a large amount of calcium, which helps strengthen bones.
- Lentils. Will help in the fight against childhood diseases. Her sprouts have a large amount of useful calcium and proteins.
- Sprouted amaranth. Saturates the body with substances that can fight with cancer.
The process of germination
Very important is the factor, where did the germinated grain come from. The benefit will only be if it has not been subjected to any chemical treatment. Due to the popularity of this product, it is now possible to purchase ready-made shoots in pharmacies or markets. You can also buy processed grains in the form of juices, extracts. But undoubtedly, the most useful and safe are the grains germinated at home. Not to mention the financial side of the issue.
The choice of grains should be carefully approached. They should look natural and literally breathe life. It is best to buy grain in a pharmacy or from familiar farmers, making sure that they have not yet been processed by chemistry.
Each seed has its own little germination secrets. Some need to be watered more often, and some, on the contrary, should not be touched. But the general principle of germination is similar. First we take a small saucer. It is desirable from porcelain, clay or glass. Grain for germination is washed in three stages. First, clean water, then a few minutes soaked in the potassium permanganate and again under the shower.
In the prepared dishes lay out the grain. Fill with water at a rate of a couple of centimeters above the product level. The seeds that have surfaced are discarded - they will not germinate. Saucer with seeds put in a warm place, with a temperature of about 20 degrees and watch so that the direct rays of the sun do not fall.
After 2 hours, do a second washing of the grains and change the water in the dishes. After another couple of hours we repeat the action. From the swollen grains drain the water and cover them with a damp gauze or cloth.
With the advent of the first sprouts we place the dishes in the refrigerator. Several times a day, we do a washing of the grains and moisten the gauze.
There are several other ways to germinate grains. This is the use of a can or a glass with a strainer. The main thing is to adhere to the above rules, so that sprouts grow quickly and have healing properties.
How to eat sprouted wheat? You can, of course, just have a few grams of sprouts of this grain every morning, but if desired, you can combine useful with pleasant and prepare delicious dishes.
Wheat germinated with honey. The simplest recipe. We take three tablespoons of germinated grains of wheat and let them through the meat grinder. Then add one or two teaspoons of honey. Thoroughly mix and enjoy with pleasure. For better absorption, it is not recommended to take other food for 3 hours. Before you take the germinated wheat, it is advisable to drink some water.
Delicious salad. For him, you need to take 2 tablespoons of germinated sunflower seeds and wheat and grind them in a meat grinder. Finely chop one banana and kiwi. Grate 100 grams of cheese. Mix all the ingredients, add to them 2 tablespoons of honey. Season lettuce juice with half a lemon. Top with 3 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds. Before you consume the germinated grain, consult a doctor.
Here's how to eat sprouted wheat. Through the meat grinder, grains are passed along with nuts and dried fruits. From the received weight do cookies which from above are sprinkled with seeds of sesame or a poppy. Then put the billet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Kissel( simple recipe). Twist the sprouts of wheat, pour them with water and boil. After the mass has stood for half an hour, strain it through a sieve. Put the finished kissel into the refrigerator.
Dishes from other germinated grains
There are many dishes where the main ingredient is a sprouted grain. Recipes can be for first courses, and for side dishes and even desserts.
Kissel from oats. We pass sprouts through a meat grinder and dilute with cold water. Add the boiling water to the mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes. Let's brew for a while. Salad with sprouted grains of oats. Cut a half-ring into 300 grams of tomato and one onion. We crush one clove of garlic. Cut into 30 grams of parsley and dill, as well as 100 grams of sprouted oats. Salad we fill with three tablespoons of vegetable oil. Salt, pepper add to taste. Salad with carrots and sprouted buckwheat .We grate on a grater 2 apples and one carrot, we add to them 100 grammes of our sprouts. Dilute to taste with walnuts, almonds, which we pre-grind. We make the resulting salad with vegetable oil.
Porridge. We throw into the blender 10 grams of germinated grains of buckwheat, one banana, a little raisins. We grind the products well. Everything, the porridge is ready.
With an alat with sprouted lentils and corn. Take half a glass of both cereals, one pepper, a tablespoon of sea kale, previously soaked, one onion, a little greens of dill and parsley. All the ingredients are ground and mixed. We pour the salad with grapefruit juice or lemon juice.
Sprouted soybean with mushrooms. 100 grams of shoots chop, pour boiled water. Mushrooms pre-boil and cut( 15 grams of dried).Throw the ingredients in a skillet with sesame oil, carefully fry. We add a little mushroom broth. At the end, we pour in a little more sesame oil, which is pre-fried with sweet pepper. Pea soup. 1 glass of seedling beans in a blender, together with celery, spring onions and seasonings, and also with two glasses of water.
Sprouted grains in
cosmetics. How else can you apply seed germinated? Benefits of the body from sprouts can be not only from taking them inside, but also if used for external use. There are several masks that will have a positive effect on your skin.
You can prepare lotion .To do this, fill the sprouts of oats, wheat or rye with a glass of white wine and let it brew for several days. Infusion filter through a sieve and add one egg yolk. For dry skin this is a very useful lotion.
Mask for the face. Mix one teaspoon of germinated grains of wheat and yeast. Add 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil and one yolk. We put the prepared mask on the skin of the face and neck and wait until it dries. After that, we wash off all with warm water and treat it with an ice cube. In the end, we massage the face with a fat cream.
Hair mask. Mix 3 tablespoons of germinated wheat and cognac. Add to them 2 egg yolks, a tablespoon of sour cream and a teaspoonful of olive oil. Thoroughly mix all ingredients and apply to pre-washed hair. We wrap them with a towel and wait for half an hour. Then carefully wash off the mask. Thanks to the regular use of this cream, your hair will gain strength and beautiful shine.
Folk recipes from some diseases
In folk medicine, germinated grains are used in almost all types of diseases. Consider some of the most common.
For colds, flu. You can prepare a useful tea that lowers the temperature. To do this, you need 2 tablespoons of raspberry leaves and one sprouted wheat grain. To them, add half a lemon and a couple of spoons of honey. Pour all half-liters of boiled water and let it brew for about 15 minutes. Also useful for the common cold is the infusion for wiping. For its preparation, 300 grams of vodka, a teaspoon of germinated grains and a few flowers of lilac are used.
From wounds, scratches, other skin damage. Ointment is made from hops, chamomile flowers, wheat grass, yarrow, calendula. All the ingredients need to take one tablespoon and pour a liter of boiled water, cook for no more than 20 minutes. Treat the places of skin damage with ointment, and then wash it off with water, in which the herbs were boiled.
From gastritis, stomach ulcers .We make a healing drink from a tablespoon of sprouted grains and two glasses of juice from potatoes. Take the medicine three times a day for 2 tablespoons.l.before eating.
From liver diseases, pancreatic .Mix on a tablespoon of rye and nettle sprouts. Cook for about half an hour in a liter of water. Then drain the decoction. Take half a cup three times a day.
Whether it's oats, buckwheat, peas or sprouted wheat, the reviews of ordinary people and experts are only positive. Thanks to the reception of these products, many people got rid of their diseases. The use of sprouts of cereals is unquestionable. The main thing is to choose the right grain that you need and not abuse their application. Also, carefully monitor the quality of cereals, the technology of germination. Be sure to consult with doctors before using this product in order not to harm your health. If there are no contraindications, then thanks to the daily diet with the addition of sprouted grains you will be able to avoid many diseases and live a long and healthy life. The main thing is that it is not meaningless.