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“Consuming nuts has been shown to lead to healthier living, so it’s important to include them in your diet regularly.”

“Consuming nuts has been shown to lead to healthier living, so it’s important to include them in your diet regularly.”

It can be tough to live a healthy lifestyle, but having a good breakfast that starts your day off right is an important step. It will help you stay energetic throughout the day and give you tons of nutrients for long-term benefits. When those mid-day hunger pangs come, have something healthy to keep yourself from binging on junk food! Should you be opting for nuts more often? Sure. Nuts such as almonds and walnuts are packed with nutrients & are great for your health. They can help improve memory, digestion, and energy levels.

But, a question that perplexes many is how they should consume nuts. While it's hard to say which method is better, many people prefer either eating them raw or soaking them overnight. "Nuts are powerhouses of nutrients, and when consumed regularly they can improve one's health," the dietitian said I shared as to why they make such a good choice.

*The expert said that soaking nuts reduces their phytic acid content. "Otherwise, this compound would bind with essential minerals and cause you to experience mineral deficiencies," she said. Agreeing, the Dietitian and Entrepreneur said that soaked nuts are healthier since phytic acid in the outer skin layer is removed. “This makes absorption of nutrients better”.





*Nuts are packed with minerals like magnesium, selenium, and zinc—which your body absorbs better when you soak them. Soaking nuts also reduces the chances of indigestion because it takes away phytic acid and tannins (things that cause gas). Plus, by soaking your nuts you give them a chance to soften up a bit before adding she mentioned.

She suggested that people eat up to 6-10 pieces of nuts every day. "You can mix them up with cashews, almonds, macadamia or walnuts,"