June 5, 2017

This method imitates the way native people in Central America treated their nuts and seeds by soaking them in seawater and then dehydrating them.

Soaking nuts and seeds is just as important as soaking legumes. Similarly to legumes they contain phytic acid, which acts as an anti-nutrient. It binds to minerals and makes it very difficult for our bodies to absorb them. When it comes to nuts and seeds though, we are mainly concern with their high content of digestive enzymes inhibitors. These compounds wi...

May 16, 2017

Grains contain phytic acid which functions as a phosphorus storage, or energy storage, and is present in the bran. This energy storage is very important for grains to be able to sprout. Ruminant animals, like cows for example, produce the  enzyme phytase, which is able to break down and digest this compound. Non ruminant animals, like humans, do not produce phytase and are not able to break down phytic acid during digestion.

Why is that bad? To start, phytic acid has a strong binding affinity to impor...

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