I feel I need to say a few words about sprouting. The thought of sprouting seeds, beans and grains can seem obsessive, time consuming and hard to do. I know this because that is what I used to think. Sprouting does not need to be this big mysterious thing. Just the opposite, it is easy and takes less time than toasting a bagel. Sprouting will save money at the market. For pennies sprouted grains, seeds and beans deliver a big pay off. Because of the magic of sprouting, acid foods become an alkaline powerhouse of enzymes, vitamins, minerals and proteins. Once sprouted beans become a high pH food, beans no longer cause gas, bloat or heartburn, because they are more easily digested and assimilated they actually improve the efficiency of digestion.