View Full Version : unsoaked nuts/seeds... no good?
07-28-2007, 05:55 PM
i know that unsoaked raw nuts and seeds have enzyme inhibitors, and that soaking/sprouting releases these. so, if i ate nuts/seeds that had not been soaked/sprouted, my body would have to use its own enzyme to digest them? wouldnt that make them almost as bad as cooked food? still raw, so im guessing theyd be a bit better, but detrimental all the same?
07-29-2007, 05:52 AM
I don't know the answer but hopefully someone here will. I do know that the seed, nut, or bulb uses the enzyme inhibitors to keep the plant in check until favorable and suitable conditions for sprouting occur. What the effect of that is on digestion in the human body is important to all those seeking better health through better nutrition. Good question aililiu.
07-29-2007, 11:52 AM
thanks.. yeah you read all the time that soaking/sprouting is beneficial, but no on says if nuts/seeds are still good for you unsoaked.
(still wanting answers :) )
07-29-2007, 12:42 PM
Unsoaked nuts/seeds can be raw, but aren't necessarily living. The enzymes are what make the nuts/seeds alive and able to digest in your tum. So, if you want to eat unsoaked nuts/seeds be sure to eat some enzymes with them (Alissa sells some in her shop, you can get some at HFS) so they are able to be digested without taking your body's precious enzymes :)
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