Clover microgreens are a lovely light green and have a fresh, mild sweetness. They’re very similar to alfalfa sprouts, but with plump, crunchy cotyledons. The best health benefits of these sprouts include their ability to detoxify the body, reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, prevent chronic diseases, and boost circulation, among others.
Detoxify the Body
Research has found that clover sprouts possess the ability to improve liver function and more effectively cleanse the blood, putting less strain on your circulatory and immune systems.
Dr. Adrian Franke, Laurie J. Custer et. al, published an article in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, which states that the number of antioxidants in clover sprouts like phytochemicals and isoflavones, may reduce cancer cell formation and slow the spread of the disease by reducing oxidative stress in the body.
Due to the low-calorie count in clover sprouts, as well as the complete lack of fats or cholesterol, these small sprouts are able to help with weight loss in a major way. Their high levels of fiber and protein also help to feel full, thus preventing unnecessary snacking and overeating.
A single serving of clover sprouts contains about 5% of your daily iron intake. While this may not sound like a lot, by ensuring that you have moderate servings of iron in every meal is the best way to prevent the symptoms of anemia.
Some other benefits include:
- Reduce hot flashes in menopausal women
- Slow bone loss and even boost bone mineral density in pre and peri-menopausal women
- Relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Assist in hormonal balance
- Soothes the nerves
- Good diuretic
- Recommended as a tonic
- Effective liver and blood purifier