Here is a way of keeping up with the daily life stress and yet feel Alive and Rejuvenated… SPROUTS, Here are some of the benefits of sprouting; They are very inexpensive. They are exceptionally nutritious because they contain all the elements a plant needs for life and growth. Sprouts retard the aging process. Sprouts contain amounts of male & female hormones in their most assimilable form. They are amongst the foods highest in vitamins. All of us can benefit from the boost to health they provide as sprouts alone can sustain and nourish life and growth. How about teaching children and especially the elderly to grow their own sprouts? It is cheap, fun and very rewarding. HERE IS HOW… Small seeds should be soaked for 4 hours, bigger seeds overnight. Of course they must not be radiated, if they are then there is no life in them and they will not germinate You can use a wide mouth jar, add 1 tablespoon of seeds, cover the jar's mouth with a piece of cotton cloth or old stocking and secure with an elastic band. Soak the seeds according to their size, discard the water, rinse well a few times then discard the water. Put the jar in a darkish place in your kitchen (Preferably where you can see it e.g. near the sink) Remember to rinse at least 1x per day. Your sprouts will be ready to eat within 2-3 days, depending on the size of the seeds and the weather. When ready, it is a good idea to put them in strong daylight for a few hours so that they absorb, life giving chlorophyll, as much as possible Alternatively, you can purchase a 4-tier sprouter, it is handy and very attractive in any kitchen. Here is a selection of sprouts worth trying; SUNFLOWER, High in vitamin, B6, B12, and all the essential amino acids as well as concentrated protein. They are delicious on sandwiches. ALFALFA, rich source of chlorophyll, vitamins A, B-complex, and C. They also provide us with vitamins D, E, G, K, &U. Especially rich in iron, calcium & phosphorus Use on sandwiches, in salads and as a garnish on avo's LEGUMES (green & brown lentils, peanuts, green peas, chick peas and Soya beans) sprouted legumes become easy to digest and are very nutritious as well as delicious mixed with salads or in stir fry's. MUNG BEANS, ideal quality food for slimmers, 1 cup contains 40 calories. Sprouted mung beans have the vitamin A value of a lemon, the thiamin of an avocado, riboflavin of a dried apple, niacin of a banana, and ascorbic acid of a pineapple. Of course they are a must in Chinese cooking. WHEAT, The vitamin E of the grain, triples in it's sprouted form. Vitamin C is increased by 6 times The Vitamin B complex increases between 20 to 1200 % Once sprouted wheat can be consumed by wheat intolerant individuals. Key ingredient for the baking of ESSENE bread ( more about Essene bread next week) BARLEY, was popular in the Chinese diet 20 centuries before the birth of Christ. BUCKWHEAT, is rich in rutin, necessary for maintaining a healthy bloodstream, it builds capillaries, prevents hemorrhages and helps reduce high blood pressure. Buckwheat sprouts provide a high amount of lecithin. In Genesis God says " BEHOLD I HAVE GIVEN YOU EVERY HERB BEARING SEED, WHICH IS UPON THE FACE OF ALL THE EARTH AND EVERY TREE IN WHICH IS THE FRUIT OF A TREE YIELDING SEED; TO YOU IT SHALL BE FOR MEAT".