Because they contain phytic acids & enzyme inhibitors that can cause problems for our gut, nuts and seeds can be harsh on your digestion. By taking the simple step to soak your nuts and seeds before eating them, your body can obtain a wide variety of benefits such as increasing vitamin absorption and encouraging the production of good enzymes.
“Have you ever thought about soaking your nuts and seeds before eating them? Are you alreadysoaking your oatmeal and grains? Then you should include nuts/seeds because they all have 2 things in common… they contain phytic acids & enzyme inhibitors that can cause problems for our gut if not properly removed or reduced.
Today I am sharing at The Nourishing Gourmet sharing how soaking nuts & seeds helped my digestion, what I learned about nuts & seeds and how you can learn to properly prepare them in 3 simple steps.
I used to cringe at nuts & seeds growing up. I wasn’t fond of the waxy, slightly bitter taste or the bland texture. My parents often put out a bowl of trail mix… I would always eat the M&M’s and dried fruits instead of the nuts. When I did force myself to eat a handful or two, I didn’t like how I felt afterwards… my stomach would sometimes feel heavy & aching. My head would hurt. My mouth sometimes felt funny and I often got tired & cranky.
I was told these guys were supposed to be healthy and a great source of energy for those who were active in sports!! Not so for me. I thought it was because I’m more of a “carb” person and couldn’t handle a lot of protein.
Fast forward to several years later, through research I learned that I was basically experiencing mild nut/seed allergies and that my body was telling me my digestive system was under a lot of stress trying to digest them.
Now, I can digest and throughly enjoy nuts/seeds with no problems! You can continue to read my story over at The Nourishing Gourmet, but before you head over there to read how soaking nuts & seeds helped my digestion… please read through these 10 reasons why you should soak nuts & seeds.”