Why to Soak or Sprout Grains, Legumes, Nuts and Seeds

Many health conscious folks incorporate whole grains, legumes, nuts and/or seeds into their diets because of the nutrients they contain, such as B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate) and minerals (calcium, magnesium, selenium, zinc) just to name a few. But did you know that without first soaking or sprouting these foods many of those nutrients are not bioavailable to humans?  Not just that, but antinutrients actively block absorption... Read More

Nutritional Advice Series: Choose Your Food Wisely – Fiber

Fiber is a complex starch molecule which we do not digest.  It is plentiful in plants, so a properly balanced diet should contain plenty.  It helps move food through our digestive tract to keep us having regular bowel movements and getting plenty of it daily helps to fill us up faster, prevent spikes in blood sugar or fat absorption, and keep our intestines healthy. Keep in mind that fiber will break down as it is cooked, so a vegetable that is... Read More