What does healthy eating mean to you and how often can you prepare healthy meals for yourself and your loved ones? Is it healthy enough if we only shop at the weekly market and in health food stores? Our sustainable consumption supports the regional economy, which is very commendable. But how do we prepare our organic food and how many of us know that nuts should be soaked before consumption, for example? We often spend a lot of money on good food, but little do we know how to get the maximum benefit from our food.
The conscious diet says that you should soak the nuts before eating
In general, it can be said that all nuts are healthy. It is only necessary to learn in what quantities and in what form the nuts are good for our health and for general well-being. There is so much good energy in the little cores in it and it wants to be implemented properly. Now we would like to continue and like to share how to soak the known and unknown kernels and nuts and why it is an important act.
Take advantage of this superfood and learn how to best eat the nuts
Soaking nuts – why is it so important?
We all know how healthy the raw nuts are. They are satiating and contain “good fats” that we strive for in our daily diet choices. But how many of us have soaked nuts before eating them? Many grains or legumes are soaked before cooking, for understandable reasons. This promotes digestion and increases the pleasure of eating. But what about the raw nuts and why should they sit in water for a while even though they are not used to cook any real dishes?
Activate the core and accept the good and sane charge
Nuts, kernels, legumes and cereals contain many toxic substances in addition to the healthy substances. The toxins protect the core from pests and increase the chances of survival of the respective plant. But what helps the nuts harms our body. This is one of the main reasons why you should definitely soak the nuts in plain water before eating them. Merely washing out is not enough to prepare nuts for proper consumption. In addition, the nuts differ not only in taste, but also in the soaking times.
Soaked and dried nuts are much friendlier to your digestion and taste even crunchier
What is the correct way to soak nuts?
More and more people are discovering the good things about raw food. Some change their eating habits completely to a vegan diet. Striving for health is no longer a trend, but a way of life that has now become normal. That’s why it’s all the more important to know how we get the best for our body through our food.
In addition to nuts, you can also soak grains, legumes and seeds
A pinch of high-quality salt and a little vinegar in the water make the nuts even smoother
Regardless of whether you want to eat the nuts raw or use them to prepare delicious desserts, you should soak the nuts in water for a few hours before eating them. Besides the toxins in the nut being released and flushed out by the water, there’s something else that happens during soaking that should interest us a lot. Upon contact with water, the core really begins to live. It is even said that the nuts or kernels are “activated”.
The chia, quince, and flax seeds are said to “secrete mucus” when soaked
The nuts are first washed and then soaked in clean water
Soak the nuts – let’s go!
On average, plan half a day in advance if you plan to do something concrete with nuts. Take the desired amount of nuts and use a large glass or ceramic vessel to soak. Rinse the nuts well under running water! Put the nuts in the container and then fill it with clear water. For even better results, you can add a pinch of good quality salt and some apple cider vinegar to the water. After the soaking time has elapsed, wash the nuts again several times and then enjoy.
Plan to eat nuts about 1 day in advance
Much more minerals for our body
If you soak the nuts before you eat them, you get a lot more of their healthy properties. Important minerals such as magnesium, iron, calcium or zinc can now be absorbed by the body. If you don’t soak and eat the nuts, here’s what happens: the phytic acid (which is good for the nuts but bad for us) protects the kernel but prevents the minerals mentioned above from being absorbed and they are expelled from the body unused.
Soak the desired amount of nuts and leave them in the water for the specified time
Soaking times of the different types of nuts
The more frequently you eat nuts, the more carefully you should prepare them for consumption. If you only enjoy nuts sporadically, feel free to neglect soaking. “The dose alone makes a thing not poison”
Nuts and kernels have different hardness and need different soaking times. For example, almonds or hazelnuts take longer to soak than cashews or walnuts.
After the soaking time, let the nuts air dry
For exotic sweets you can soak all the nuts and dried fruits together
For a better overview, we briefly list the different nuts and kernels and their corresponding soaking times below:
almonds 8-12 hrs
hazelnuts 6-8 hrs
walnuts 6-8 hrs
pecans 6-8 hrs
macadamia nuts 8-12 hrs
cashew nuts 4-6 hrs
pumpkin seeds 6-8 hrs
sunflower seeds 2-6 hrs
linseed 8-12 hrs
Chia seeds 8-12 hrs
sesame 4-6 hrs
You can peel off the skin of the almonds to achieve a milder taste
Soaked walnuts can be processed into oriental delicacies
It is better to stick to the times indicated. If you leave the kernels and nuts in the water a little longer, it could be that some of them are already germinating and are more suitable for eating as sprouts.
Too long soaking times will lead to sprouting and then you can prepare a delicious salad with sprouts
Rinse all grains and seeds well and soak them if possible
Next time you will learn how to prepare vegan nut milk and butter and which valuable nutrients can be absorbed by our body.
Until then all the best and see you soon!
Very tasty milk can be prepared from nuts and seeds
You can also make almond milk yourself and the recipe is coming soon