A handful of nuts and seeds is an easy, accessible and highly nutritive snack. It is probably on the top of the list for many as an in-between meals option.
Nuts and seeds play a vital role in our diets, but it’s how we consume them and in what portion that is the key to getting the most out this delicious variety while keeping your digestion happy.
Nuts and seeds are drying in nature and if you have a slow, erratic or dry (constipative) digestion they will increase these qualities. In addition, most people consume far too many nuts in one sitting. As a general rule, a small handful is more than enough.
INTRODUCING NUTS & SEEDS INTO YOUR DIET
Keep variety in the nuts and seeds you eat - if you had cashews today, try pumpkin seeds or almonds tomorrow.
SOAK your nuts, especially if you have sensitive digestion. Use some warm water poured over your chosen selection the night before to activate the nuts, soften them and make it easy for your body to digest (you can also do this for dried fruit like raisins, figs and dates).
You can use nuts and seeds as a wonderful topping for salads - this aids digestion while enhancing flavour.
Check out my recipe for Quinoa and Roast Vegetable Salad, nutritious, delicious and a wonderful way to introduce nuts and seeds in a different way.
With light and love,