02-16-2007, 10:38 PM
I must admit that I don't eat a lot of nut-heavy dishes, but I absolutely love soaked - then dehydrated - nuts. Especially almonds.
My question is that are all nuts inherrant mold growers?
The lady at my healthfood store told me she doesn't eat nuts because they harbor mold, which is harmful to the body.
I found this strange and need clarification.
I don't want to give up my protein!
02-20-2007, 08:55 PM
I'm not sure if nuts harbour mould before one soaks them, but I do know that mould can develop during the soaking process, which in turn can cause you a whole load of problems you just do not need (systemic candidiasis infection being one, and probably the worst, of them). I've also noticed that, all of sudden, my body does not deal with nuts and seeds very well anymore; there's always alot of churning and bloating now after I've eaten some, so I've cut nuts and seeds out of my diet. You don't need as much protein as you think, and one can derive plenty from fruit, vegetables, and good oils, such as (cold-pressed) extra-virgin olive, sesame seed, or coconut oil.
I think once you give your body some time to acquaint itself with a raw diet, and all the heathy enzymes contained in that raw diet, then your body will begin to up its standards, diverting most of its own enzymes elsewhere, rejecting anything (or has a hard time dealing with) any foods that do not come with their own enzymes ready to go (as with pre-soaked nuts). This is what I mean when I comment on the malleability and responsiveness of the human body, according to what you eat and do with yourself. If you know what you're doing, you can tailor your system to function in a certain way, e.g. to burn more fat faster, to endure intense physical exertion longer, to think faster and more sharply, native internal resource reallocation etc...
02-20-2007, 09:40 PM
nuts are mold "harboring" to different degrees. i think peanuts are pretty bad in terms of mold, and almonds are considered the least "mold harboring." this is just what i've heard. i don't understand the chemistry behind it, or even what it means to eat something which is mold harboring.
02-20-2007, 09:59 PM
If you can get them in the shell you will get the best, "clean" nut. Otherwise, sitting in the bag, yes they will not be as fresh.
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