Why eat sprouted organic unpasteurized nuts?

(NaturalHealth365) It’s convenient to head to your local grocery store when you want a nutty snack. Many companies offer roasted, salted, and sweetened varieties of our favorite nuts, like almonds and cashews. They have a great flavor and texture, but like most foods that come prepackaged, they aren’t the best for us.

The problem with conventional nuts found in most stores are processed as quickly and cheaply as possible, to get the greatest volume out to the consumer. Growing practices currently used for industrial nut production focus heavily on pesticide use, and do not care for the soil and trees that generate what should be highly nutritious foods.

Don’t settle for cancer-causing foods that destroy immune function. Because the danger of pesticide use is often downplayed in the mainstream media outlets, let me reiterate that pesticide consumption has been linked to various cancers, digestive disorders, fetal development disorders, neurological problems, and hormone dysregulation.

This doesn’t even include the harm pesticides do to the ecosystem, especially the devastation to the bee colonies. Just take a look at what some of our favorite nut snacks are treated with: (conventionally)

• Almonds – Piperonyl butoxide, chlorpyrifos, methoxyfenozide, phosmet, MGK-264, dichlorvos
• Cashews – Endosulfan
• Pistachios – Phosmat, glyphosate
• Walnuts – 1,3-Dichloropropene, glyphosate, chloropicrin, phosmet
• Macadamias – Endosulfan
• Pecans – Endosulfan, phosmat
• Sunflower Seeds (Not actually a nut, I know) – Various neonicotinoids
• Peanuts (Also not actually a nut) – Piperonyl butoxide, DDE p,p’, quintozene (PCNB)

Why non-organic nuts are dangerous for human health

Nuts are essentially protein and fat, with a tiny bit of carbohydrate. Since they are so high in fats, they absorb pesticides and other chemicals very easily. These treatments become part of the nut itself, and there is no way to wash them off.
Once these fats begin to be broken down in the body, they can overload the liver, and be shuffled into our own fat cells, where they are stored away from our vital organs. In this way, they are less immediately damaging, but instead are slowly released to hopefully be removed, though they cause significant inflammation and toxicity through the process.

A serious warning about the phytic acid in mass-produced nuts

This compound naturally occurs in all nuts and seeds, and it’s an enzyme inhibitor. It also prevents the absorption of minerals, such as iron, zinc, and calcium. It’s a form of poison that the plants use to deter getting eaten in the wild.
Mass produced nuts and seeds do not account for this, and they do not take any action to reduce the amount of phytic acid in their products, so it all gets passed along to you. When phytic acid is broken down, not only do we have improved nutrition from the nuts we are eating, we eliminate the digestive distress that phytic acid can cause.
Its breakdown also releases the phosphorous that is locked up in the phytic acid, adding another mineral that our bodies need.
How do we avoid the problem of phytic acid?

The best way to break down phytic acid is by water-soaking, followed by sprouting. Living, raw, organic nuts should be soaked in water for between 8-24 hours. After this, they are drained and rinsed, and left moist for about 2 more days, including a few more rounds of rinsing to make sure they stay a bit wet. This initiates the growth phase in the nuts, and seeds, nearly eliminating the phytic acid, and making all the other vitamins and minerals far easier to absorb when eaten.

It’s impossible to soak and sprout conventional, mass-produced nuts
In reality, large companies must roast or pasteurize all the nuts they sell to meet FDA requirements. So the nuts you see on your grocery store shelves have essentially become a dead food. You can soak them, but they will never sprout, and the resulting texture may become unpleasant.

Nuts and seeds can be a healthy and nutritious part of your diet. The devastating use of pesticides and other chemicals, as well as the hasty production techniques used for mass production turn these crunchy little gems into bite-sized toxic bombs.
As with all of our food choices, quality is the most important factor in how each food impacts our health, and it’s easier to choose items that have been grown, harvested, and prepared in ways that are compatible with our own biology.

Originally posted at Naturalhealth365.com

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/sprouted-organic-unpasteurized-1813.html

Seth Leaf Pruzansky

Seth Leaf Pruzansky was born into this world with the ability to interpret deeply profound universal wisdom directly from his soul. Throughout the course of his life he has learned how to masterfully articulate this knowing in a way that benefits those who are desperately looking for real answers to the big questions in life. Seth is a father, a soon to be published author of the book “A RETURN TO ENLIGHTENMENT: The Journey from Source and Back Again”, a successful entrepreneur, performing musician, gem miner in Maine, owner of Living Nutz and editor of the blog TheUniversalObserver, a website devoted to globally awakening people to the power residing in their own consciousness. Seth has spent countless hours in meditation since he was a child, including a “forced” and extended meditation retreat in a monastery called federal prison. Throughout all of his trials and tribulations he’s made a firm resolution to replace all of his “undesirable” personality traits with healthy and virtuous thoughts, behaviors and actions. A process he’s completely committed to. He’s not just a survivor, throughout it all he’s learned how to thrive and is confident that almost anyone can when they finally come to terms with their inner-self, the energy that animates their brain and body. Seth faces all his issues head on and he helps others do the same. He inspires people to think luminous original thoughts, exemplifies how to build immeasurable life force and helps people understand how to develop sustained superconsciousness.

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