Why You Should ‘Activate’ Your Nuts & Seeds – And How To Do It

Despite the fact that seeds and nuts are super healthy, roasting isn’t the best way to prepare these? Roasted nuts have amazing taste , but high temperatures change their nutritional value, and cause severe side effects. The oil companies use is the worst part. Producers use cheap oils.

Avoid any complication by roasting your nuts and seeds at home. In order to use their maximum you should actually activate them.

Nuts and seeds phytic acid is full with minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium and manganese, and blocks the body from using it. If you regularly consume foods rich in phytic acid may increase your risk of mineral deficiencies and osteoporosis.

If you love eating nuts and seeds, you should  “activate” them.

Phytase, has the ability to break down phytic acid. You should and Get all the goodness from your nuts and seeds and neutralize phytic acid with soaking, sprouting and/or fermenting the nuts.

Nuts enzyme inhibitors prevent premature sprouting. They clog up, and even block the enzymes. You should know that your body can’t digest unsprouted nuts. You can switch off their enzyme inhibitors by reducing  the phytic acid levels in your nuts.

To begin the natural germination process soak your nuts overnight. To save your time you can do a few big batches at once.

Activate your nuts

In filtered water soak 2 cups of your favorite nuts. Leave about 2-inch space at the top. Than you should add 2 teaspoons of sea salt or other high-quality salt. Let them rest for 7-12 hours. If you are using chia and hemp seeds skip this step.

Not all nuts germinate at the same time.Cashews need 3-5, almonds 12-14 hours.

Than strain, and wash your nuts. You should scatter them on baking sheets and dry  at 150 °F.

When your nuts dry completely, and transfer them into an airtight container. Keep them  in the fridge. And enjoy your snack time!

Sources:

http://www.collective-evolution.com/

http://www.healthy-food-house.com/

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