View Full Version : Oats - to soak or not to soak?
12-22-2011, 02:59 AM
I have been eating oats raw without water. But it seems that is not wise - based on the article above - it's better to soak them overnight?
Does anyone have any insights about the same? Sincerely
12-22-2011, 11:34 PM
Unless you buy sproutable /hulless oats, they will not sprout anyway because the hulling process heats them up too much. So, the Weston Price theory is a little off because oats will not "come to life" when they're soaked if they're already dead.
That being said though, I do not eat raw oats.
12-23-2011, 01:33 AM
I guess you did not read the article. Has nothing to sprouting or bringing them to life. Has everything to do with digestion capacity of a one stomach animal of non-soaked grains.
12-23-2011, 01:55 AM
Since the article mostly promotes cooking grains I fail to see how it is suitable for this forum.
You say you've been eating raw oats for breakfast but what you mean is that you don't cook them. They are very, very unlikely to be raw because heat is used to remove their husks in the majority of cases.
12-24-2011, 06:35 AM
Nathan, I did read the article and the reason you soak stuff is to "sprout it" and therefore remove some of the phytic acid/make it more digestible. So it makes me wonder about the whole idea of soaking it the way they do. Now, with beans and other grains that are alive and will sprout, I can follow this line of thinking....
Anyway, that is what I meant! LOL, you did force me to go back there though, then I went from one link to another, and now my head is spinning.....
One interesting thing was brought up though on one of the links...even though they knew the oats were cooked....there is also another method involving fermenting the cooked oats with miso, which also makes them more digestible.
Mary Kay, with spinning head....
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