Mom Was Right…You Are What You Eat

We are what we eat. We’ve all heard it before, but most of us probably never believed it. Fact is…our bodies are manufactured from the nutrients we extract from foods (without resembling them!)

Microgreens have all sorts of health benefits associated with them. These tiny herbs and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and carotenoids. A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) study conducted in 2012, looked at 4 groups of vitamins and other phytochemicals, including vitamin C, E, K and beta carotene in 25 different types of microgreens. Their results, published in the July 2012 Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry discovered that in general, microgreens contain considerably higher concentrations of vitamins and carotenoids than their mature plant counterparts. Maximum values of vitamin C, vitamin K1, and vitamin E were found in red cabbage, garnet amaranth, and green daikon radish microgreens, respectively. All these nutrients are extremely important for skin, eyes and fighting cancer, and have all sorts of health benefits associated with them.

 

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