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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Are sprouted nuts better for you?

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Are sprouted nuts better for you?

Nuts contain phytic acid, an anti-nutrient present in the bran of nuts and seeds that binds with minerals (especially calcium, iron, copper, zinc and magnesium) and prevents their absorption. Sprouting (soaking)neutralizes some phytic acid, thus improving mineral absorption. Many people say that sprouted nuts are easier to digest and that the flavor and texture of the nuts improves. The Benefits of Soaking Nuts and Seeds *Enzyme inhibitors get neutralized (see below) *The amount of vitamins your body can absorb increases.

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Walnuts a fuel for cold weather!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Walnuts a fuel for cold weather!

In Chinese Medicine, the cold weather makes it suitable for people to eat nuts in winter without getting internal heat. Most nuts can nourish & strengthen kidneys, brain, & heart. Also, eating nuts in winter helps keep warm & improve physical quality.

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Raw, Organic & Nutz- Pumpin with Pumpkin seeds.

Raw, Organic & Nutz- Pumpin with Pumpkin seeds.

Wrapped up in a very small package, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses,  with a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc. They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols and free-radical scavenging antioxidants, 1 which can give your health  an added boost.   At Living Nutz– we offer both raw and sprouted (soaked) seeds. Enjoy as a snack or with a dish!

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Eat Salads Everyday!

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Eat Salads Everyday!

Salads are easy to prepare, and the vitamins & minerals you receive make it worthwhile to eat it every day. We always like to add organic sprouted nuts/seeds to our salads (since we have plenty on hand). New research suggests that eating plenty of nitrate-rich vegetables — such as lettuce, spinach, and beets — may lower your risk of dying of a stroke or heart attack. They discovered that the more nitrate from vegetables women consumed, the lower their risk

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: The magic of sunflowers

Raw, Organic & Nuts: The magic of sunflowers

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of  of vitamin E, the body’s primary fat-soluble antioxidant. They  come from the beautiful sunflower that has rays of petals emanating from its bright yellow, seed-studded center. Folklore and magic are associated with this beautiful flower as well.   Early colonists in North America learned about the many uses of sunflowers from the Native American tribes near them. In addition to being useful as a source of yellow and orange dye for fabric, the

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Almonds for headaches

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Almonds for headaches

Headaches seem to be a common human condition. Some of us get them more frequently and more intensely. We also find relief in different ways. Some hit the meds, and some meditate or find other stress relieving techniques. How many people find relief in foods? So it was with much interest when we found out that almonds contain a natural pain-killing agent called salicin. Salicin is an anti-inflammatory agent that is produced from the Willow bark. This agent is also

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Raw, Organie & Nuts: Eat Pine Nuts for Healthy Benefits

Raw, Organie & Nuts: Eat Pine Nuts for Healthy Benefits

Pine nuts are very small and come from the cones of pine trees, and they are labor-intensive to produce! But with these small kernels…a lot goes a long way! Pine nuts are edible seeds that come from the cones of pine trees, making them labor-intensive to produce. Not surprisingly, they’re expensive to buy (ever made pesto?). But considering their nourishing array of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, pine nuts offer a wide variety of health benefits to older adults. 1. Pine

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Raw, Organic & Nuts: Benefits of Pistachios

Raw, Organic & Nuts: Benefits of Pistachios

I admit it- pistachio has always been my favorite nut, going back to the time they actually died the shell red- (do they still do that)? They are so packed with flavor that you really do not need to add anything to them, although at Living Nutz– we like to use our imagination! The health benefits of pistachios include a healthy heart, weight management, protection against diabetes and hypertension, and improved digestion. The vitamins, minerals, fats and protein found in

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Raw, Organic & Nutz; Antioxidants & Nuts!

Raw, Organic & Nutz; Antioxidants & Nuts!

Polyphenols are antioxidants from plant foods that work in the body to enhance health in complex ways. In addition, polyphenols are the most abundant antioxidants in your diet. There are many different kinds or types of polyphenols that benefit health such as: Isoflavones – are polyphenols with estrogen-like effects and can be found in soy foods Catechins– are polypenolic compounds found in teas, such as green tea. Ellagic acid -is a polyphenol found in pomegranates, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, walnuts and

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Organic, Raw, & Nuts: The Nut Renaissance

Organic, Raw, & Nuts: The Nut Renaissance

Hardly a day goes by that we don’t snack on our own products. That’s not surprising- but most of us that work here will tell you that eating a handful of nuts keeps our hunger at bay and gives us energy to boot, especially when we are too busy to grab a meal.   While nuts and seeds contain a lot of calories, they are the best quality calories and are high in unsaturated fats, especially monounsaturated fat. Nuts have

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