Why it is necessary to ACTIVATE NUTS

Everyone knows that nuts - serious enough food for absorption and digestion, as they contain a lot of protein and fat. Quite often, nuts cause bloating and discomfort. In addition, the quality of nuts sold in shops and markets, is poor.

Today Natalie Makienko - blog author and member of the National Association of Dietitians - tell you what to do with the nuts, so they do not cause discomfort, and bring only benefits

. Nuts are quite simply can be turned into an easy to digest and useful food. Calling this method may be different, "revival" or "activation", but the essence is the same - it's soaking nuts

. What are the nuts have to buy?




Buy nuts should be possible in the shell, not roasted or salted. This is the main rule. If steeping roasted nut, then nothing will change. "Activate" it will not work, as the fat structure is destroyed and nothing useful in the product does not remain. Peeled nuts perishable and high risk to buy "old" nut containing harmful bacteria.

So we go to the market and buy the nuts in the shell - this is the most reliable option. Arriving home, you'll need to remove the nut and proceed to activate or soak.

Why nuts activation?

This simple process transforms nuts in a completely different product -. Easy to assimilate and digest

First, the nuts once reduced phytic acid content, which should not be ingested in large quantities. It prevents absorbed a lot of nutrients, such as calcium and zinc. For this reason, it is recommended to soak cereals and legumes.

Secondly, the water begins fermentation process, after which the nuts are easily digested and absorbed. The "dry" form of enzymes and nutrients in nuts are not active, or the nut could not be stored for so long.

Third, the nuts taste in the activation process changes, revealed a completely different way.

How to activate the nuts?

This is a fairly simple process. Take raw peeled nuts, fill them with filtered water at room temperature and leave it for at least 3 hours. Steeping must be from 3 to 12 hours - depending on the type of nut. Cashew enough for three hours, but the almonds and walnuts are better left for the night.

After soaking the nut should be peeled, if any (eg, almonds). Many are afraid of such a time-consuming process, but it is much easier than it seems at first glance. Peel the soaked nuts to be removed very easily.

Next, the water should be drained, nuts, rinse with clean filtered water, dry it properly and store no more than two days in the refrigerator in a glass container.

How to combine and what to eat nuts?



Another important question is how to eat nuts. Abdominal discomfort and bloating often associated with severe assimilation not nuts, but with the wrong combination of several products. For example, after the fish with peanut sauce wait unpleasant consequences. And it's not the fish and nuts, and that these two products together is extremely difficult digested by our bodies.

Nuts - a vegetable protein. For the well being the main thing - do not mix them with other types of protein -. Both plant and animal

That is nuts, lentils, beans and fish can not be combined.

But the fine can be combined in one dish nuts with almost all fruit (except melons and grapes) and other nuts. Suit also cereals low in protein (oatmeal, brown rice). Ideal add nuts in a smoothie, make sauces to vegetable dishes. The most correct combination - nuts with a green salad. Green helps them assimilate and alkalizes body.

The recommended rate of nuts with the correct balanced diet is no more than 50 grams per day.

Do not forget that nuts high content of fat, protein, fiber and carbohydrates there and they are very nutritious product that is better to have a 16: 00-17: 00. According biorhythms, in the second half of the day and reduces the production of enzymes the body needs more light food with a low protein content and without a combination in one dish of proteins, fats and complex carbohydrates.

Author: Natalie Makienko

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