Are you sick and tired of processed foods that are full of artificial colors, flavors and unhealthy preservatives and sugar? You’re not alone. Increasing numbers of people are going back to their roots in choosing their diets and food preparation methods. Getting optimum nutrition from what we eat ensures optimum physical health, and because you get more nutrients from less calories with sprouting and fermenting, it’s easier to lose weight too. This is what Sprout Restaurant is all about, getting back to our roots with the age old techniques of food fermentation and sprouting.
Why sprouts and fermentation?
It’s not as easy as you might think for humans to get nutrition from plant based foods. Eating them is the easy part, but our digestive systems aren’t particularly good at coping with the complex organic molecules in which many nutrients are locked up. In addition, there are compounds in the foods themselves, particularly seed crops, which actually inhibit the absorption of nutrients. Both sprouting and fermenting help us to make the most of the nutrients in food. Fermentation has the added bonus of giving us a healthy load of probiotics with incredible health and disease prevention benefits.
Be kind to your body
The improved digestibility of fermented foods and sprouts makes them easier on your digestive system. You’ll also improve your pH balance and with ferments, you get immune system boosting probiotics that keep your digestive system functioning efficiently. If you cut out processed foods and replace them with natural foods, you’ll soon feel the difference in your overall health and vitality. Take it to the next level and include sprouts and ferments.
Sprouting and fermenting: the revival
A lot of people see sprouting and fermenting as a new fad, but these time-honored methods of turning good food into even better food have been around for millennia. There is evidence of the use of sprouts in Chinese medicine as far back as 5000 years ago, and fermentation was used as a means of preserving food since Neolithic times. We’re only just beginning to realize how important sprouting and fermenting are to our overall health and longevity, hence the revival in their popularity.
Making your own
It’s amazing how easy sprouting and fermenting can be. Doing it at home doesn’t have to be a time-consuming or complicated process, especially if you have a good source of information to guide you through your first attempts. That’s what we’re here for. Discover why sprouting and fermenting are so good for you, get tips and advice, interesting facts and plenty of encouragement and inspiration.
Add a new dimension to your cooking
Eating healthy sprouts and pickles doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, it’s a pleasure! They add a whole new dimension to your cookery, and who doesn’t love delicious food? Even if you disregard all the health benefits, the marvelous flavors that you’ll discover will make it all worthwhile. You’ll have lots of fun trying new recipes and trying out your produce in old favorites. From salads to sandwiches to stir fires, soups and stews, versatile sprouts and pickles add interest and flavor to food.