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Soaking Nuts, Seeds, + Grains {Episode 224}

Soaking Nuts, Seeds, + Grains {Episode 224}

**We’ve rebranded to Nuvitru Wellness** If you’ve heard that you should be soaking nuts, certain seeds, grains, and legumes. You heard RIGHT! The two main reasons that soaking + sprouting can be beneficial are..

  1. Antinutrients are naturally found in these types of foods and they can bind to the nutrient inhibiting you from absorbing the good stuff. Soaking and sprouting helps reduce these antinutrients to unlock the nutrient goodness!
  2. Soaking and sprouting help aid in the digestion of these foods. It makes it easier for you to digest (yes, please!)

Soaking is step one and you can take it to step 2, which is sprouting. I personally don’t sprout, but I do make a point to soak at least. If you want to skip the whole soaking shebang, then you can purchase sprouted items.

I’ve found sprouted nuts and grains in the bulk section of whole foods or the grain aisle. I’ve found sprouted nuts on Amazon, so just make sure you see the word “sprouted” when you shop!

All legumes (beans) and grains are pretty fair game at soaking, but I would only recommend soaking enough for the immediate consumption. For nuts, you can soak in biiiig batches and then bring back the crunch by drying them out.

For seeds, the only seed you don’t have to soak are flaxseeds and chia seeds. Chia seeds will gel up when soaked and flaxseeds are best when they are grinded up breaking their external shell.

But soaking is soooo much easier than you’d expect!

Soaking Nuts, Grains, + Legumes

  1. Cover nuts (or legumes or grains) with warm water and some salt. If you do 2 cups of nuts (or legumes/grains), add 2 tsp of salt!

2. Leave on the counter at room temperature for about 12 hours. This is super easy to do overnight!

3. When done soaking, drain and rinse them.

4. For nuts, you can dry them out completely by putting them in the oven at the lowest oven temp until dry (drying can take awhile). You can also use a dehydrator if you have one!

You can add your soaked nuts to our grain-free granola recipe!

Soaking nuts, seeds, legumes, and grains may seem cray-cray, but it’s the ultimate tool for unlocking nutrients and bettering digestion! Don’t miss out on learning how to!

If you want to know which foods you should be eating in the first place (because I know some people that get bubble guts when eating certain grains and legumes), book your free call with Lahana to dive into how our services will benefit you!

Connect with Lahana over on Facebook, Instagram, and her website for more info!

Lahana Vigliano, CCN
Lahana Vigliano
lahana@nuvitruwellness.com

Lahana Vigliano is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and CEO of Nuvitru Wellness. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition Science and currently pursing her Masters Degree in Nutrition Science and Functional Medicine. Lahana and her team help support women who struggle with weight loss, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues, chronic fatigue, and many other lingering issues that leaves women not feeling their best. She uses food as medicine, as well as herbs and supplements when needed, to support her clients. She looks at the whole body holistically making sure women are understanding how nutrition, sleep, stress, and their environment impact their health. Connect with her on Facebook + Instagram (@nuvitruwellness).