We have always heard that nuts play a healthy role in one’s diet. Each nut has their own distinctive nutritional profile. “The medical industry is losing the cancer battle. Arm yourself with cancer-fighting nuts. Despite a decades-long, multi-billion dollar war on cancer, the global burden of this deadly disease is expected to rise 50% in just the next five years.[i] A handful of nuts a day could help protect you. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota
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.
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.
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!
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