Why Sprouted Grains & Chia?

Why we love sprouting…

It’s simple, sprouted grains are better for you than whole grains. Why? Sprouting activates food enzymes, increases vitamin content and neutralizes antinutrients, like phytic acid, in seeds and grains that can prevent them from being properly absorbed by the body. With sprouted grains, you know you’re getting more of the good stuff!

Here are just some of the benefits of eating sprouted grains:

Increased Digestibility - Sprouting seeds and grains breaks down their starches into simple sugars; this make it easier for the body to digest them.

Increased Absorption of Vitamines & Minerals - Seeds and grains all have enzyme inhibitors that protect them from being fully digested by the body. Sprouting breaks down these enzyme inhibitors, so your body can more easily adsorb calcium, magnesium, iron, copper and zinc. Basically, sprouting boosts the amount of good stuff that we get from what we ingest.

Increased Levels of Vitamins & Minerals - Sprouting naturally increases the levels of vitamins and minerals found in grains and seeds when compared to their unsprouted counterparts. Beta carotene, biotin, choline and folic acid all increase significantly when grains are sprouted. Research shows that antioxidants and vitamins can increase as much as 1000% in sprouted grains and seeds. So, not only are you getting more nutritional benefit out of each seed, you’re also absorbing more of it into your body. Double bonus!

Increased Antioxidants - Antioxidants are what protect your body from unstable molecules called free radicals. Sprouting releases more antioxidants, which are naturally stored in the grains and seeds, to better protect your cells from the oxidatice damage caused by free radicals.

Chia – It’s not just for pets anymore!

While the Chia seed is most famous for growing grass-like hair on small ceramic animals, it’s actually nature’s complete Superfood. Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, a member of the mint family that grows abundantly in southern Mexico. The seeds were a main component of Aztec and Mayan diets and were revered as a food of the gods because of their exceptional nutritional and medicinal properties.

Naturally gluten free and rich in antioxidants, this ancient food is a modern-day nutritional powerhouse. Chia seeds are highest plant based source of Omega 3s, dietary fiber and protein.  Amazing, right?! They are richer in Omega 3’s than flax and can be stored for long periods of time without becoming rancid.

To help promote better snacking, Live.Love.Snack™ has captured all the nutritional benefits of these seeds and incorporated them into our line of multigrain popped chips. They’re thin, nutritious, and outrageously delicious so get ready to Live.Love.Snack™.