Living Nutz is excited to release our first nut butter! It is an organic, Non-GMO, truly raw, Paleo-friendly and completely unpasteurized almond butter abounding with delicious wholesome flavor. Why unpasteurized almonds? In 2007 Living Nutz (along with all health consumers) hit a major roadblock when the USDA, in conjunction with the Almond Board of California announced to the world that all almonds grown on US soils were to be pasteurized from now on. What was even more disturbing was the methods of pasteurization that were being suggested and implemented [This most recent example concerns the new rules by the Almond...
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We live in a world of unnaturally processed consumables; food, water, air, etc., and the effects that this is having on our personal health, as well as the health of the planet are becoming obvious. It is creating rampant disease, or dis-ease in our personal health, and that of the planet.
This is an important concept to understand because when we take personal responsibility for limiting the amounts of unnaturally processed food and water into our body, and eat foods that are closer to a ‘natural’ state, we can begin to reverse the damaging effects of our modern lifestyles, while encouraging a healing response in our bodies.
A major reason why transitioning to a diet of naturally processed foods will help us regain health is because such foods have their original ‘life-force’ intact, and this ‘energy’ assists in supporting all the complex functions of our bodies.
Sprouting nuts, seeds, legumes, grains, etc., is a way that someone can ‘naturally process’ their foods in a way that will further unlock their healing potential. When you eat a raw almond or a raw walnut, it can be very difficult to digest in its raw state because it is in a state of natural dormancy.
There are tannins, toxins, phytic acid and other enzyme inhibitors present in the nut that nature has placed there to keep the nut in a dormant state until the spring rains, and moisture of the ground ‘activate’ the nut and give it an opportunity to grow after winter is over and spring time has begun.
By ‘sprouting’ or soaking a certified organic nut, we are replicating this very same process that would occur if the nut was in the wild. By soaking it in natural water that is thoroughly tested for contaminants (do not use tap water, or else the nuts will absorb the toxins and trace contaminants present in tap water!), the enzyme inhibitors that keep the nut in a dormant state dissolve, and a transformation process takes place, whereby the nut suddenly ‘comes to life’ through the sprouting process.
As the enzyme inhibitors dissolve, the phytic acid, tannins and other nutritional blockers also dissolve with it - allowing the nuts nutritional components to become more bioavailable for our bodies to assimilate and benefit from.
This is why a sprouted almond or a sprouted walnut or a sprouted cashew tastes and feels so much better to our palate and our digestive tract than an un-sprouted or un-activated nut! At Living Nutz we take certified organic nuts and seeds, we soak them in order to activate the nut and begin the sprouting process and then we either dehydrate them with or without certified organic ingredients (for our flavored nuts), at a very low temperature (118 degrees or less) for roughly 5-6 days. The end result of this is the best tasting, lightest, most crunchy, most healthy snack that you can purchase anywhere in North America!
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Almond milk can be a delicious vegan alternative for many people. However, what you buy in the market requires a lot of scrutiny, and rightly so. In addition to the added carrageenan, which may have negative health effects, almonds in the U.S. are pasteurized. If you don’t buy certified organic almond milk, then there are additional chemicals that may be harmful to your youth that you need to be aware of. (NaturalNews) Commercial almond milk has been exposed as a fake beverage that is thickened with carrageenan instead of almonds Almond milk is a healthy beverage that is touted by...
A new report, Culture Wars: How the Food Giants Turned Yogurt, a Health Food, into Junk Food,issued by The Cornucopia Institute, accuses Dannon, Yoplait, Chobani and other major marketers of misleading parents, who are looking for healthier foods for their families, into purchasing yogurts loaded with sugar and containing a myriad of questionably safe artificial sweeteners, colors and emulsifiers. “What is most egregious about our findings,” said Mark A. Kastel, Codirector of The Cornucopia Institute, “is the marketing employed by many of the largest agribusinesses selling junk food masquerading as health food, mostly aimed at moms, who are hoping to...