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... (Understand that when you take something like almonds and you roast them at 350
degrees and then you dip them in salt you are taking one of the healthiest foods on the planet and reduced it to a junk
A lot of people don't realize just how much of the foods that they eat are 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 out there are living on a diet made mostly out of "Dead Seeds" and other "Dead
Things" and when they switch to a diet 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 100,000 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.
* 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, and the lost ones 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 below and when they hit the water they will simply float to the next shore and sprout and grow
once they get there!
2. CRACK THEM OPEN YOURSELF
Not only will nuts and seeds that are still in their shell and that haven't been tampered with 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
the wild you would have to take the time to crack nuts and seeds open yourself but at grocery stores you can buy big
bags of already shelled and ready to eat nuts and seeds and mindlessly eat them by the handfuls. 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 too much in my opinion.
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
due to the enzyme inhibitors that have been removed from the nuts and seeds) and then rinse the nuts and seeds well
before eating them.
BACK TO STEP ONE
A LIST OF EDIBLE NUTS AND SEEDS AS WELL AS THEIR SOAKING TIMES
Wild Jungle Peanuts
NUTS & SEEDS