I would like to share some anecdotal research with you about an experiment I conducted yesterday with raw cacao nuts. Cacao, being the most antioxidant-rich superfood on the planet, and honored since the ancient Mayan and Olmecs have been around, has been of great interest to me over the past few weeks.
Halloween is an exciting time for all the kids and adults alike. But, what about all those sweet candies that are not so healthy for them? The sheer amount of sweetness has the potential to turn Halloween scarier in more ways than one for any family. Your answer is almost raw!
A rich raw treat can satisfy your cravings, without filling your body with toxic waste. If you’re transitioning into a detox or have completed a detox, I suggest learning a bit about making raw desserts. Many of them are made with sprouted grains and nuts, which provide enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
Nuts and seeds play a major role in a vegetarian diet. They naturally contain enzyme inhibitors that prevent proper digestion. This means that snacking on raw organic nuts may not be as healthy as you think. However, soaking nuts and seeds in clean water before eating helps awaken those enzymes.
Who knew that splurging on nuts could render so many health benefits? Well, apparently The Body Ecology Diet staff has an idea or two about how powerful these crunchy snacks can be when eaten correctly. “Their mix of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber will help you feel full and suppress your appetite,” says Judy Caplan, MS, RD, the media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.