>Eat Your Greens

>A traditional part of a spring diet are greens.
The active part of all the green plants is chlorophyll, which may be one of the strongest, true healing agent known to mankind.
Green plants or chlorophyll absorb energy  from the sun and water from the earth, and they make sugar, starch and protein. Greens have a moderate amount of protein, from 10-20 percent, and many greens contain calcium, phosphorus plus the B vitamins and vitamins C, E, and A.
Grow your own sprouts!
Let the beginning of springtime make you enthusiastic about planting some seeds.  Any seed or bean will sprout.
Put a handful of seeds or beans in a large glass container and cover with about 3x as much water. Use a cloth or piece of screen on the top for draining.
Soak overnight or about 24 hours, then drain and rinse, and place the jar in sunlight for a few days, rinsing, draining and shaking  gently 2x a day.
They like moisture, but not too wet or too dry.
Then leave them in a spot where they will get a mixture of direct and indirect sunlight for a few days, keeping them moist while they grow green with chlorophyll.  When grown, refrigerate and use in your salads, soups and sandwiches.
In part from: Haas. E. (2003). Staying Healthy With the Seasons. 21 Ed. San Rafael, CA. Celestial Arts

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