Activating nuts is the process of soaking the nuts in water for
a period of time. They are then dried
in an oven on a low temperature.
The health benefits of eating a handful of a combination
nuts everyday are remarkable. Being
nutrient dense, they are a great source of protein, fibre, copper, magnesium,
potassium and important vitamins such as folic acid, vitamin E, vitamin B6 as
well as antioxidants. Research shows
that these powerful nutrients protect against heart disease, high cholesterol,
type 2 diabetes.
Some food experts suggest that by activating these nutritional
powerhouses, not only do you get all the above nutrients, you may get them in
an enhanced form as once soaked, nuts may be easier for your body to absorb.
Activated nuts are especially beneficial to those who with digestive issues such as bloating, gas, poor absorption, poor digestion or for those who may
be in a period of recovery from illness.
Occasionally, eating great amounts
of raw nuts can put extra pressure on your digestive system, leaving you with
uncomfortable digestive symptoms like bloating and nausea. In this case, activating nuts would be a good
choice for ease of digestion.
On the flip side, humans have been eating raw nuts and seeds
for many decades and digesting nuts is one of the many phenomenal jobs your body can do. Whilst it is true that activating nuts
heightens the digestive process, it is important to note that you are still
getting all the wonderful nutrients that these foods supply, activated or not.
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