Benefits of Soaking Nuts and Seeds


Alkaline DietYou just might feel more energetic and experience better digestion.

One real good reason to soak your nuts, is that it gets rid of anti nutrients.

What is an anti nutrient you ask? After you watch the video, you can read below about what an anti nutrient is and how they can be reduced

Dr LJ Rose Raw Fusion Living: Soak & Sprout

Anti-Nutrients in a Nutshell

  • Phytic acid is an example an anti-nutrient that hinders the absorption of minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron. The first two are very important alkalizing minerals and important for many uses in the body. For the plant, the phytic acid prevents the seed from sprouting prematurely.
  • Enzyme Inhibitors – make it more difficult for your digestive system to deal with the nuts
  • The good news is, soaking nuts reduces anti-nutrients.

How to Soak Nuts

Place the nuts in a bowl with purified water. Let them soak overnight. The next morning drain off the water. Use them quickly, as the excess moisture could lead to mold growth and other undesirable situations. If you want to store then for later use, dehydrate them with a food dehydrator, or in the oven on a very low setting.

Note: We are talking about raw nuts here. I always prefer raw nuts over roasted, in fact I try to consume as much of my food as possible in raw form. It makes a big difference in energy and vitality.


One thought on “Benefits of Soaking Nuts and Seeds

  • July 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Very interesting! I always had the tendency to think that by soaking certain foods and discarding the water you would also be discarding some of the nutrients—but obviously not so.

    Thanks for the tip.


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