Sprouts – Part 2

Lilibeth Andre, Lentil sprouts - Day 2

Lilibeth Andre, Lentil sprouts – Day 2

This is the second day of the vegetarian protein project in progress. I’ve continued to rinse two times, twice a day — in the morning, and in the evening.

The sun, through photosynthesis, causes the sugars in the legumes to react and become more digestible. This is one of the reasons why fruits that are picked too early are harder to digest. If fruits have not ripened before being picked, they lack that chemical reaction that occurs naturally in fruits (legumes are the fruits of the plant) and facilitates digestion. Another  important factor to digesting sugars or carbohydrates better is working with our digestive process.

Lilibeth Andre - Mung bean sprouts - Day 2

Lilibeth Andre – Mung bean sprouts – Day 2

So how do you work with your digestive system? The first step of an effective digestive process is chewing. Chewing chops the food into smaller and smaller pieces as it coats it in saliva, a key essential element of our digestion process. Saliva provides the first phase to break down food elements that are further broken down in their separated elements in the stomach, and further more in the intestines. It is a natural chemical symphony of digestion!

Sprouted legumes provide us fruits that are ready for digestion.

Lilibeth Andre - Lentel sprouts peaking - Day 2

Lilibeth Andre – Lentel sprouts peaking – Day 2

You can see in the photographs, the lentils are the first to begin to sprout a tiny white root as early as the second day. The mung beans are close behind. You can see the roots peaking out through the netting.

They are ready to eat!

In this case, we will allow them to continue to grow.


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Houston, Texas A classical artist and writer that delves in sustainability issues and natural health practices.
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2 Responses to Sprouts – Part 2

  1. Lilibeth – when I go to your website to read your blog posts, there is “snow.”

    I think it is some kind of virus on your site.

    Yours is the only site I see it on.


    Love – k

    Kimberly Morris Author, Speaker, Custom Publishing Director http://www.kimberlymorris.com 713.840.7625

    • The Artist says:

      It IS snow! Do you see how it moves in the direction of your cursor? Move your mouse and see it move. It’s a cute little winter feature to get you in the mood while you read my blog. Grab a cup of herbal tea and enjoy. 😉

      It was, as always, great seeing you too! Thanks so much for reading my blog. Stay tuned for Part 3 tomorrow.


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