We often forget how delicious seeds and nuts are. And they provide a wealth of nourishment, as well. They contain an abundant supply of essential proteins, nutrients, healthy fats and fiber. Seeds and nuts are storehouses of phytic acid, and regular consumption can prevent osteoporosis. However, our digestive system is unable to break this acid down, especially if we consume large amounts of these snacks. You’ll gain maximum value eating them raw or dried, instead of ones that have been roasted in oil. Another way to extract all the nutrients housed within seeds and nuts, is to activate them - except chia and hemp seeds.
In today’s video, we will illustrate how that’s done. Place 2 cups of seeds and nuts in a bowl Pour in enough filtrated water to submerge them, with an added 2 inches of water on top Stir in 2 teaspoons of sea salt Allow to sit for 3 to 14 hours Cashews should soak for 3-5 hours; almonds need 12-14 hours After soaking them, strain and wash thoroughly Place them on cookie sheets and bake at 150 degrees, just long enough for them to dry They need to be completely dry to prevent spoiling Once dry, place them in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator Soaking nuts and seeds begins the process of germination thus breaking down the phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors. This in turn make the nutrients a lot more readily available. There is also research to suggest that soaking your nuts and seeds for long periods of time actually increases their nutritional value.
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