Why we should put almonds in water before eating

There are certain foods or dishes, so we are on a brief explanation of how to actually eat, instructed. Hummer for example, because with such a lobster tongs you can not only embarrass yourself, but also hurt. #beentheredonethat Even a fish that is served as a whole is a challenge for many and we are overjoyed every time someone finds themselves "filleting" the fish. Then there are those foods that we thought we knew how to eat. But thought wrong! After all, did you know that you should put almonds in water before you eat them? Ha! Neither? Welcome to the club!

That's why you should put almonds in water before eating

The "Raw Food Lady" describes in a blog post why it is so important to soak nuts before eating. There is one substance, phytic acid, found in legumes, cereals and oilseeds: "In the human body, phytic acid binds vital minerals such as magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc insoluble, meaning that the minerals can no longer be absorbed and utilized by the body In the medium and long term this means a lack of minerals for the body, and phytic acid blocks the digestive enzymes we need to digest protein. " But phytic acid not only has negative properties, because it also has an antioxidant effect, for example. In other words, that means she can protect against cancer. "In addition, it delays the digestion of starch which has a regulating effect on the blood sugar level," said the raw food lady. By the way, ruminants are the only creatures that can utilize phytic acid. And since we are not ruminants, it is advisable to consume as little phytic acid as possible. "But how do you get the phytic acid from the almonds? – By soaking them!

That's how it's done!

Put a handful of almonds in a glass bowl and cover with fresh, clear tap water. The almonds should now stay in the water for at least 8 to 12 hours. Then you drain the water and put the almonds on paper towels to dry. That should take another 8 hours. Then you can eat the almonds immediately. The almonds should be stored in the refrigerator after loading and used up within 7 days at the most.