Health benefits of activating nuts

Health benefits of activating nuts
Should be activating your nuts?

We’re probably all aware by now that nuts are one of nature’s wonder foods. Not only are they a delicious snack for an energy boost, they’re high in monounsaturated fats, associated with reduced risk of heart disease, and contain vitamin E, magnesium and potassium. There is a school of thought that believes almonds are more digestible when “activated”. Here are just a few of the health benefits:

  • Activated nuts are gentler on the digestive system
  • They reduce phytic acid levels, which interfere with the body’s absorption of minerals
  • The bioavailability of nutrients in nuts is increased once activated

To activate, soak in water for 12 hours. Rinse and then dehydrate the almonds – either in a dehydrator or on the lowest temperature in your oven – until the nuts are dry.

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