ACTIVATING YOUR ALMONDS ONLY SOUNDS UPTIGHT WHEN YOU DONT KNOW WHY OR HOW.
If activating your almonds is Aussie slang for wanker, then I would like to know what Aussie slang is for INFORMED and THRIVING - it's easy to take a chop at a tall poppy, so ask yourself this, how do you feel? If you feel great then keep going the way you are, if you feel tired or unhappy then cut the crap and let the poppies sprout to whatever length they can. With more disease and distressed people in the Western world than ever before, we have never needed change more than we do now. Let's get informed and share our vitality knowledge with each other AUSTRALIA!
Following the recent controversy about Pete Evans and Therese Kerr activating their almonds, I've decided more people need to know what an activated almond is and why you would consider spending time on the process. Mind you, once again, this is the kind of knowledge we should instinctly already know, but with the Western world so focused on convenience and speed, rather than preparation and quality, it has skipped our upbringing common knowledge bank.
Some nuts and seeds contain enzyme-inhibtors, which are there to protect the nut or seed from sprouting prematurely in Nature. These enzyme-inhibtors make it hard for the human body to digest, and prevent the full amount of nutrients inside the nut or seed to be absorbed. Not everyone will have experienced the feeling or pain of trying to digest nuts and seeds, however people with weak digestive systems will definitely have experienced the discomfort. Regardless of your digestive system strength, the full amount of nutrients offered cannot be absorbed, so activating them is beneficial for everyone.
The goal is to activate the nut, and the process is soaking. That's all it is. Soaking the seed or nut in (ideally purified) water to remove the enzyme inhibitors, which allows for easier digestion and a higher percentage of nutrients to be absorbed by the human body. Nothing fancy about that, just simple lifestyle knowledge.
Below are recommended soaking times to remove the enzyme inhibitors.
ALMONDS overnight, 8 - 12 hours
BRASIL NUTS 2 hours
CASHEWS 2 hours
HAZELNUTS 2 hours
CHIA SEEDS not necessary to soak
HEMP SEEDS not necessary to soak
PUMPKIN SEEDS 4 – 6 hours
Whether you choose to activate your seeds and nuts or not is your own choice, I can admit I have days where I don't, but I'm thankful that my decision is an informed decision, so hopefully you will be too.