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09-11-2005, 10:53 PM
Hey Ive been told over and over that alkalinity is the "key" ,if so then Ive also heard that the only non-acidic nut is the almond ,if so should non-almonds be avoided?
09-11-2005, 11:32 PM
This is from an article by Viktoras.
"As to nuts - they are acid forming and major stress to body, unless you soak them , 6 to 24 hrs, depending on size. Nuts and seeds are 60% plus in fat as well as high in protein - hard to digest. Soaking, activates the enzymes in seeds, which predigest the food. The inherent enzyme inhibitors are flushed out, the phytates and oxalates (which reduce bio-availability and absorption of minerals). The high metabolic waste of the fat and protein digestion, which is acid, is also flushed out in soaking, which would have been created in your body. "
09-11-2005, 11:36 PM
ok , that makes alot of sense :)!
I still go easy on the fats (no gallbladder) ,but WHEN I eat nuts I must make sure they are sprouted!
09-11-2005, 11:40 PM
Isnt it grand that there is always an option?
09-11-2005, 11:58 PM
yep ,yep ,yep!
I learn something new EVERYDAY :D , I knew that sprouting helped digestability but didnt know that jewel of info ,and have always wondered why rawbies still ate the other nuts - cant beleive I didnt ask before?!
09-12-2005, 06:50 AM
If you throw raw nuts into a dressing, blend, and let it sit, would the enzymes still become activated or do they need to soak before you blend them?
09-12-2005, 09:12 AM
"I still go easy on the fats (no gallbladder) ,but WHEN I eat nuts I must make sure they are sprouted!"
I dont think that you need to wait for them to sprout but just soak them for the prescribed time. I also understand that you should avoid Brazil Nuts because they are always rancid but maybe that only applies to this side of the pond. Maybe you guys can get better quality ones than we do. Peanuts are not recomended either but I have forgotton why. I dont eat them.
09-12-2005, 02:55 PM
Humm, I was just wondering if you could blend the nuts unsprouted and let them sit and if they would sprout after the fact? Or do the nuts have to soak whole? :confused:
09-12-2005, 04:03 PM
I'm pretty sure the nuts have to soak whole. You can't blend grains or beans, for example, and sprout them after. (At least I'm pretty certain you can't.)
For the acid & alkaline balance, we should eat around 80% alkaline foods and 20% acid foods.
Our pH level should be at about 7.4, slightly alkaline.
7.4 is for our blood, which is outside of the cells. The inside of our cells should be acidic.
The different pH between the inside & outside of cells helps nutrients move in and wastes move out of the cell.
Acid foods such as lemon juice and raw apple cider vinegar will turn our body alkaline. The lemon or cider vinegar will move into the cell and help maintain the pH balance. There's a great explaination of this process in "Spiritual Nutrition" by Cousens.
I didn't understand this quote until I read "Spiritual Nutrition"=>
"The use of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is a wonderful health aid, and the #1 food I recommend in helping to maintain the body's vital acid-alkaline balance. Everyone should read the Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar book."
- Gabriel Cousens, M.D.,
Beanie, you must soak the nuts first, then blend them.
Brazil nuts are one of the best nuts you can eat. They might be rancid in the supermarket. If you purchase them in the shell, they are usually fresh and delicious. I can tell the difference in taste between rancid brazil nuts and fresh brazil nuts in-shell.
09-12-2005, 04:12 PM
I expect that I am wasting my time looking for fresh brazil nuts here because it is a long way from brazil to here. No seriously, I have never seen them in their shells but I live in hope and look forward to it.
09-12-2005, 11:35 PM
I thought you had to soak them first. Sometimes I don't think ahead though! :mad: But whats the minimum time for soaking?
I'm getting better at planning, but I think this takes time to become a habit.
09-13-2005, 01:47 AM
I think the minimum time would be 8- 12 hrs ,12 being MUCH better
09-13-2005, 08:06 AM
Try this resources please:
http://www.astrologyclub.org/PowerFood/PowerFoodSoakingAndSprouting.htm and if you have not purchased Alissa's book - please do so as well.
If you do a large amount - you can also deyhdrate them and or freeze them for latter use.
Have a great day.
09-13-2005, 09:01 PM
I soaked them this morning but I have to do stuff for my night class tomorrow night, so I don't think I will get to make the mock tuna salad I was going to do. :mad: Do I rinse them and then I can use them tomorrow or will they go bad?
You can store them in the refrigerator
and they'll stay good for 7 to 10 days.
09-14-2005, 09:00 PM
greetings and blessings to all, i have been on the raw nutrition for a little over a year, recently i turned to living foods.... ironically about 5 months ago i came down with candida...so confussed... so i was told to stay away from sweets..... and i did, i began a green food diet obviously i did not let go completely of all fruits and i munched on them i'd say 1-2 a week, i then saw lou corona, a remarkable living food consultant and thats were i began my journey as a living foodist, and he recomended i'd take enzyme supplements, and i started taking a probiotic blend.... so in August, i discover i came down with THYROID....????.... bomboclot.... i know nothing about where this came from... i know i've heard it has to do with more of my emotional body then physical but does anyone know, how to treat this as a raw foodist??? ....im very confused and are seeking answers within and i hope here i can find some answers as well,,,,
(lovely fruit)~ !
rawvolutionize your mind~
09-14-2005, 09:52 PM
Peanuts aren't actually nuts, they're legumes. they grow in the ground
09-16-2005, 11:03 AM
lovelyfruit, you might want to post your question as a new thread. There are a lot of people on this board with pretty good info on candida and raw, but they might not see your post in this thread.
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