Almonds are considered to be one of the first cultures among the nuts that people began to cultivate. Nowadays, they are considered to be one of the most popular snacks on the planet. They are full of vitamins and minerals, so it is no wonder that doctors recommend them. The traditional Chinese medicine says that it is very important to soak almonds in water overnight, and then to eat them hulled in the morning. And, here’s why!


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Here’s Why You Should Soak Almonds In Water Overnight

The tannin, contained in the skin of dried almonds, prevents the human body from absorbing all the good nutrients that these nuts have. Therefore, before eating, dip the nuts in water and leave them overnight. The next morning, peel off the bitter skin. Eating a hulled almond allows the acid from your stomach to deal much better with the nutrients that this nut offers.

These nuts are full of dietary fiber. About 20 percent of the almond content is made of high-quality protein, with essential amino acids. 25 almonds make about 12 percent of the human’s daily protein needs. In addition, they are a rich source of vitamin E, the B group vitamins, healthy fat and some essential minerals, such as calcium, magnesium and potassium. By peeling off their skin, all these ingredients can come in the human organism in full glory.

So, why you should you soak nuts and seeds? Here’s why:
  • To eliminate or reduce tannins
  • Decrease phytic acid
  • Counteract the enzyme inhibitors
  • Boost the creation of beneficial enzymes
  • Upturn the amounts of vitamins, especially the B group vitamins
  • Break down gluten and make ingestion easier
  • Make the proteins more available for absorption

According to the traditional medicine, this particular way of consuming almonds is the best for the human body. And, according to the Ayurveda, it’s best to take them in this form immediately after waking up, on an empty stomach. In this way, they can regulate the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, and they’ll help prevent heartburn and other digestive problems.

For more info how to soak almonds, watch the video below:

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Why are you supposed to soak almonds in water and peel the skins off before eating them?