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Healthy winter sprouts

Bean sprouts are a good salad option during winter. Beans are high in proteins and are extremely good for your skin and hair during the dry winter.

health and fitness Updated: Dec 01, 2010 00:59 IST

Mr Bean, anyone? Bean sprouts are a good salad option during winter. Beans are high in proteins and are extremely good for your skin and hair during the dry winter.

Go green: Leaf sprouts are often used in salads and sandwiches. Rich in antioxidants, they help you to combat wrinkles and a number of diseases that arise due to development of free radicals in the body. They can also be added as garnishing over other salads.

The nutty find: Alfalfa sprouts have a subtle nutty flavour. They are great if you are aiming at weight maintenance. They also add high fibre to your meals.

Winter best: Radish sprouts are rich in a number of vitamins and minerals. They are a perfect immunity booster too.

Vitamin stock:
Brussels sprouts contain lot of minerals and vitamins and antioxidants that greatly surpass the power of vitamin A, C and E — the antioxidants commonly available in vitamin pills. They also have substances that inhibit cancer cells.