November 23, 2020
Nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes are packed with healthy nutrition – but are you getting real nutrition out of them? One new trend word given to an old method of preparing these foods is activating them, and this is done when these foods are soaked in salt water for an 8 to 12 hour period, then thoroughly dried before being consumed.
Why are Activated Foods necessary?
Nuts and seeds contain phytic acid, which is created in plants when phosphorus is stored. Phytic acid binds to the minerals in our digestive tracts, and takes away crucial nutrients that we need during the process of digestion. For those who keep a diet that utilizes these food groups often, this can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies throughout the body as you deprive it of iron, zinc, chromium, magnesium, and calcium.
If you find that you have some tummy trouble when eating nuts, seeds, legumes, or grains, you’re not alone. Along with phytic acid, these foods also contain enzyme inhibitors, which in the foods help them from growing or sprouting prematurely. What helps the plant hurts our stomachs, and makes these foods quite difficult to properly digest for many.
What activating these foods by soaking in salt water does is neutralizes both the phytic acids that steal other nutrients from our bodies, and the enzyme inhibitors that make the foods difficult on our stomachs, while also maximizing the nutritive properties inside of the food. Of course you can purchase regular un-activated nuts, seeds, and other foods, and do the work yourself, or you can opt for already activated foods ready for optimal consumption.
We have a selection of already Activated Foods ranging from organic Brazil nuts to organic buckwheat, taking care of the hard work for you so you’re left with simply a healthy snack.
November 30, 2020