Since I started to study about sugar effects one question popped in my mind – what to eat on snacks? supermarkets have lots of snacks but most of all have added sugar.
After an extensive research, food stands out:
They are crunchy, they have a pleasant taste and they leave us without hunger.
And the best of all, they contain magnesium, zinc and fatty acids.
But this is not the interesting part. What I discovered was amazing! There is a difference between the nutritional availability of the almonds when they are eaten dry or soaked.
The nutritional inhibitors and toxic substances are found in dried almonds (and in other nuts, seeds and grains), which can be minimized or eliminated by immersion.
When soaked overnight (for 8 to 12 hours), the almonds, are activated, that is, they lose the toxic substances for the water, and the enzymes begin to be produced. In other words, the seed ceases to be in a state of “conservation” and is preparing for the beginning of germination. Proteins, minerals, and vitamins become bioavailable and are easier for our body to assimilate.
Advantages of eating a snack of activated almonds:
- You stay longer without hunger;
- The digestion and the nutritional value of the almonds is improved;
- The almonds are crunchy without being harsh;
- The taste is more delicate.
On the image the difference between dried (right) and hydrated almonds (left) is visible
To ensure the quality of the product, it is advisable to consume the almonds on the day they are soaked.
Love & light,