When you're munching on nuts or snacking on seeds you are having a healthy snack, but what if I told you that these snacks could be even healthier through activating them?
Nuts are loaded with protein, healthy fats, fibre and important minerals like zinc, magnesium and calcium.
It's been said that Aborigines have been activating their nuts and seeds for thousands of years, as activated food seems to be all the craze at the moment, I wanted to fill you in on the health benefits and how you can easily do this at home.
Activating food is soaking it until the nuts or seeds begin to grow again and become 'alive' (known as the sprouting process). This is when they are filled with the most nutrients and are easier for the body to absorb. You can activate nuts, grains such as quinoa and seeds.
How to activate your food at home:
Dissolve 1-2 tps of salt in enough water to cover the amount of nuts/grains/seeds you are activating
Soak for 12-24 hours
Strain and rinse the nuts/grains/seed and spread over a dehydrator rack, or baking tray and dry at a low heat. Make sure the nuts are completely dry before you store them.
Another great benefit of eating activated food is you can do this without feeling heavy, especially if you suffer from digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease or Crohn’s disease.
Don't have time to activate your food? Don't worry, there are brands which offer these such as Loving Earth, check out your local health food store to try some.
Questions? Comments? I'd love to hear from you!
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