Hippocrates said, "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food."
Microgreens are tiny vegetables requiring no preparation to consume. They are a delicious superfood packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytonutrients and other health-promoting nutrients. Eating microgreens is like getting a super shot of vitamins!
Besides containing large amounts of vitamins, Microgreens also supply polyphenols. Polyphenols are micronutrients exclusive to plants that have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities. In a 2009 study in the Journal of Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, the author cited that "long-term consumption of diets rich in plant polyphenols offer protection against the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and neurodegenerative diseases."
Rotating microgreens provides health-promoting variety in your diet. By adding microgreens to your food, you help close any gaps in your vitamin or mineral intake. Micronutrients are essential as they include vitamins and minerals and are one of the major groups of nutrients that your body needs, while macronutrients are protein, fats, and carbohydrates. An adequate intake of all micronutrients is necessary for optimal health as each vitamin and mineral has a specific role in your body.