There are sources of nutrients that are irreplaceable for plant based nutrition. Not only because they fill our depot with important nutrients. They are also very tasty and varied in every meal: we are talking about healthy toppings and microgreens. Whether as an addition and supplement in soups, on potatoes, on an avocado bread, pasta or even in a smoothie, with tis addition we optimize our healthy diet in a variety of ways.
Incidentally, the all-rounders are also eye-catchers in a kitchen, whether as a decoration on the plate or as a small herb garden in your own four walls.
We list you what it’s about and what benefit they have exactly.
1. Sprouts and seedlings
Sprouts or microgreens and seedlings are rich in minerals, trace elements, fiber, vitamins, phytochemicals and essential amino acids.
Seedlings are more digestible raw than cooked or fried. Amino acids and vitamins, in particular, are found in seedlings.
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2. Kernels, seeds, nuts
The omega 3 fatty acids make kernels, seeds and nuts particularly attractive, but our body is also supplied with valuable proteins, minerals, trace elements such as selenium, vitamins and antioxidants when consumed. Protein is also included. In particular, nuts can be used in a variety of ways, since they can be used to make a plant-based alternative for milk: see my recipe for nut milk.
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Kitchen herbs are also sometimes referred to as medicinal herbs because they are used against many diseases and score with an all-round supply due to the high nutrient content. Incidentally, not only used as a topping, but also when brewed as tea, herbs have a remarkable effect.
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Coriander - has an antibacterial effect, supports the functioning of the intestine and liver
Basil - freshly eaten, it is used for constipation and digestive problems
Lemon balm- has a calming effect and helps with falling asleep
Parsley - strengthens the immune system with its high vitamin C content
Rosemary - has a calming effect and is often used for stress or headaches
Dill - helps with flatulence, inflammation and sleep disorders
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