Many people soak nuts, especially almonds, before consuming them. But have you ever wondered why? Ayurvedic pract recently explained that nutcan be difficult to digest for the body, and hence must be soaked before consumption. can be difficult to digest as the skin contains anti-nutrients — tannins and phytic acid — that inhibit nutrient absorption and can aggravate pitta in the blood. So they are best eaten after being soaked overnight and by removing the skin. Soaked almonds have a softer texture, taste sweeter and buttery, and are much easier on digestion,”
What are its benefits?
Almonds are related to the peach and apricot family. “Almonds are one of the most nutritious nuts. They contain high levels of monounsaturated fats that are known to reduce LDL cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol). Almonds are a protein source that help stabilise blood sugars, lower blood
They considered sattvic and therefore a tonic to the brain and nerves. They also increase the power of memory, she asserted. “They are supportive to all the dhatus (body tissues) and improve strength and muscle weakness, right down to the reproductive tissues, and hence support sexual vitality also. They pacify the vata dosha due to their sweet taste