Whether you are an athlete, full time, part time, student, or stay at home dad or mom, it is important to put your body first! Eating microgreens is an easy way to improve your overall health due to their high concentration of essential vitamins and minerals. In this blog we are going to talk about the many health benefits you can expect including microgreens into your diet!
Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against free radicals, which may play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food or when you're exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation. Studies have shown, across 25 commercially available microgreens, that some had levels that were up to 40 times the antioxidants compared to their adult counter parts!
Polyphenols are a type of antioxidant and micronutrient that naturally occur in plants, included in many supplements, and can be added to your diet through foods such as fruits, vegetables, teas, and spices. Polyphenols have many different health benefits:
- Foods containing high amounts of polyphenols have been linked to lowering the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
- May help reduce the type of stress that can prevent sugar from properly entering cells helping with the effects of diabetes.
- Lowers triglyceride and "bad" LDL cholesterol levels, reducing the chance of Heart Disease.
Vitamins and Minerals
Microgreens are packed with vitamins and minerals, as mentioned with antioxidants. For example, in a study, red cabbage microgreens has up to 40 times more vitamin E and 6 times more vitamin C than mature red cabbage. Cilantro microgreens also had 3 times more beta-carotene than mature cilantro. Who said you can't have more in a smaller package? You can read more on some of the research done here on WebMD.
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