Nuts and seeds are powerhouses of nutrition. They offer plenty of good healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that help fuel your body and assist the immune system and metabolism.
Nuts have a protective ingredient in them called phytic acid, which acts as a mineral blocker and can make digestion hard work. For this reason it can be beneficial to soak your nuts before eating them.
Making Nut Milk
Dairy products can be very mucous forming in the body and many people are also intolerant to dairy. Although there are now many dairy free types of milk on the market, it is easy and fun to make your own nut milk at home.
Almond milk is perhaps the most common and versatile of nut milks, yet you can also use pecans, hazelnuts and even sunflower seeds.