It may come as little surprise to learn that according to recent research in Ireland that the most popular items in a lunchbox are a sliced white bread sandwich with a filling of ham, cheese or chicken; crisps, a chocolate bar or biscuit; and a yoghurt or cheese snack.
While, there’s nothing wrong with any of these foods on an occasional basis, if a child eats them every day, they will not get the range of nutrients they need for good health and energy. As a child gets older they can develop tendencies for sugar and savoury cravings leading to morning jaunts to the local sweet shop before school starts. Let’s prevent this.
Plant based diets are the future, introducing more seeds, nuts and whole grains into your everyday diet really is a must. Sprouting has lots of benefits, especially from a flavour point of view, the process enhances flavours, you will really taste the difference.
Benefits of soaking and sprouting…
Reduce the amount of phytic acid, which is an anti-nutrient, meaning it will negatively affect your nutrition by blocking the absorption of minerals (mainly calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and especially zinc)