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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Why soaked almonds are better?

If you love eating almonds raw and hate the idea of soaking it overnight, then it's time to put in that little extra effort. It's not about taste anymore and more about picking the healthier option when choosing between soaked almonds and raw almonds.

Many are unaware that the brown peel of almonds contains tannin, which inhibits nutrient absorption. Once the almonds are soaked, the peel comes off easily, allowing the nuts to release nutrients. Soaked almonds also help with digestion. It releases the enzyme lipase, which is beneficial for fat digestion.

What's more? Almonds also help in weight loss. They contain monounsaturated fats that curb your appetite and makes you feel full. Soaked almonds are a good source of antioxidants too. It resists free radical damage and prevents ageing. Soaked almonds contain Vitamin B17 and folic acid that are vital for fighting cancer and reducing birth defects, another reason worth putting in a little effort.

So make a habit, soak the almonds overnight and have your daily share of nutrition every morning.

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