How much microgreens to eat in a day?? We get to hear this frequently.
Some of the articles suggest consuming around 25 grams of microgreens per day.
But it is subjective and depends on the other foods which are included in your diet.
It is advised not to consume too many microgreens as they contain high amounts of nutritions and overeating may not be safe.
We will have to understand that each individual has distinct nutritive requirements according to various factors like age, gender, body weight, underlying health conditions etc.
How much to consume in a day?? Let’s get into the topic!!
As we know already, the microgreens are more nutritious than their mature counterparts.
They are rich in vitamins, minerals, copper, iron, zinc etc.
Is There a Limit??
Researchers have given the limits of the food items like fruits, vegetables and others that we are consuming in our daily life.
However eating or drinking anything in excess amounts is naturally unsafe to our body. There is a limit for vitamins, minerals and other elements to be consumed in a day.
Generally our body expels out the excess elements consumed. But sometimes our body will be unable to process the excess amount of the elements and hence it is important to be conscious about the quantity of food that we intake.
How much Microgreens to Eat in a Day?
Some of the microgreens contain an excess amount of nutritional elements and we might not require as much of them as we would also consume other food items. So a handful of microgreens twice or thrice a day would supply a sufficient amount of vitamins and minerals to our body.
However, it is always better to consult your physician to know the amount of nutritive elements your body requires in a day.
It is better to concentrate more on flavour rather than the quantity of microgreens.
There are some circumstances where few microgreens should be consumed in minimum amounts.
According to The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) the average adult consumes about 13 servings of vegetables and fruits in a day. So it is better to substitute them with microgreens rather than matured vegetables.
As microgreens have a better flavour, they can be included as garnishing for soups or meats, used in sandwiches, salads, wraps, egg recipes or smoothies as well.
Around 3/4 of an ounce of microgreens are suggested to be consumed in a day but this calculation differs based on microgreens.
Sometimes it would be unsafe; for example, 3/4 of an ounce of broccoli or kale microgreens in a meal can be consumed but including the same amount of wasabi mustard microgreens may cause stomach related issues.
Things to Remember:
Microgreens are one among the most nutritious foods which contain vitamins, minerals and other elements which our body requires to maintain good health.
They are the best because we don’t have to consume them in large amounts as they contain nutritive elements in larger quantities. So a handful of microgreens give us sufficient amount of the elements our body requires.
We hope you find this article useful in knowing more about the microgreens. Do check out our recent blog Microgreens vs Sprouts.