3 TIPS FOR EATING NUTS & SEEDS
1. MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY "RAW"
There is a major difference between nuts & seeds that are "raw" and nuts and seeds that aren't "raw" and the
difference is life and death...
If you planted a raw almond in the ground you would get an almond tree and if you planted some raw pumpkin seeds in
the ground they would grow into pumpkins, but unfortunately almost all of the nuts and seeds that are sold in stores
today have been roasted, toasted, or pasteurized in order to extend their shelf life and these heating processes usually
kill the nuts and seeds as well as cause them to lose some of their nutritional value, and to make matters worse most of
them also have added salt and oils... (Understand that when you take something like almonds and you roast them at
350 degrees and then dip them in salt and oil you are taking one of the healthiest foods on the planet and turning it into
a junk food.)
A lot of people don't realize just how much of the foods that they eat are actually seeds. Oats, Rice, Wheat, Corn, and
Beans are all seeds, and even things like Cocoa Powder is simply ground up Cocoa Seeds. But if you took a bag of
"Quaker Oats", or a box of "Uncle Ben's Rice", or a can of "Bush's Baked Beans" and you planted them in the ground
none of it would grow into anything because they're all dead and lifeless seeds due to all of the heating and processing
that they have undergone, and a lot of people are living on a diet that is mostly "Dead Seeds" and other "Dead Things"
which is why when they switch to a diet that is based on raw and living foods they suddenly feel more "alive".
EXAMPLES OF THE LIFE FORCE IN RAW NUTS & SEEDS
* Just 1 apple seed can grow into an apple tree that will produce over 10,000 apples in it's lifetime.
* Time lapse photography has shown that if you leave seeds on the ground without burying them, over time they can
slowly drill themselves into the ground.
* There have been many cases of seeds that are over 1,000 years old being discovered in ancient cities and when they
were planted they still grew!
* Millions of the trees in America are only here because squirrels will bury nuts in the ground to eat later and sometimes
they forget where they buried them, so the lost seeds will eventually sprout and grow into trees. (This is known as
"Accidental Squirrel Gardening".)
* Some seeds are so tough and resilient that you could literally take a hand full of them and throw them off the top of a
skyscraper to the concrete road below, then run over them with a school bus, and then sweep them up and throw them
off a bridge into a river, and when they hit the water they will start to germinate and once they wash onto a shore they
will sprout and grow there!
2. CRACK THEM OPEN YOURSELF
Not only will nuts and seeds that are still in their shell retain more nutrients, but if you have to crack them open yourself
you will be far less likely to overeat them. (Which is very important because without a doubt one of the biggest mistakes
that raw foodists make is that they eat way too many nuts and seeds.)
In nature you would have to take the time to crack nuts and seeds open yourself but in grocery stores you can find big
bags of already shelled and ready to eat nuts and seeds that you can mindlessly eat by the handfuls, as well as jars of
"Nut Butters" like "Peanut Butter", "Almond Butter", and "Cashew Butter" which are especially easy to overindulge in
since you don't even have to chew them. (Nuts and seeds are high in healthy fats and an ounce or two a day of them
can be beneficial, but a pound a day is way too much for anyone.)
3. SOAK THEM BEFORE YOU EAT THEM
Nuts and seeds contain something known as "enzyme inhibitors" and the purpose of "enzyme inhibitors" are to protect
the nuts and seeds by keeping them in a hibernation state until the right conditions for life to begin present themselves.
(Such as a heavy rain storm.) Soaking nuts and seeds in a bowl of water is one way of "tricking" the enzyme inhibitors
into thinking that it's time to let the seeds "wake up" and start to grow.
Nuts and seeds are harder to digest than fruits and vegetables, but if you remove their enzyme inhibitors and turn on
their life force they will be a lot easier to digest, plus soaking nuts and seeds will also raise their water content and make
them bigger and more hydrating.
I included a chart above which shows how long you need to soak the various kinds of nuts and seeds in order to remove
their enzyme inhibitors. After they have soaked for their recommended times drain the water (which will look very dirty)
and then rinse the nuts and seeds well before eating them. You can also take it a step further and actually "sprout"
your nuts and seeds before eating them and to learn how to do that click HERE.
BACK TO STEP ONE
A LIST OF EDIBLE NUTS AND SEEDS AS WELL AS THEIR SOAKING TIMES
Wild Jungle Peanuts
NUTS & SEEDS