Don’t go sprouting a frown over my soaked beans, there’s no need to get sour…or is there?

Don’t go sprouting a frown over my soaked beans, there’s no need to get sour…or is there?

Ok enough kidding around, do we really need to soak our beans, sprout and sour our grains? Yes we do! I can hear you all sighing already, so much more work. I’ve been a long time fan of sprouting, mostly in the summer months they just go well with pretty much everything. In these fall and winter months I tend to switch to beans, and as I was taught that means you need to soak them. This is all for the benefit of ‘better nutrition’ (it helps to break down the phytic acid, which stops us from absorbing the nutrients properly.) I have also noticed that for better digestion I need to soak my grains and even my raw nuts! Yes I know this is more time consuming but realistically all it takes is a little pre planning and man is it worth it. I had a colleague mention a rule – sprouting, soaking or souring… hold on a second here, souring? Yup just like sourdough bread. So these are the three options that we really need in order to get full absorption and proper digestion of our grains, beans, lentils etc.   According to many studies when you sour whole grains you will notice that the nutritional value goes way up. I never really thought of myself as malnourished. I mean look where we live right? The fact of the matter is that our soil is depleted of essential nutrients which leaves our food and essentially our bodies with a whopping 25% less nutrients We know about the importance of nutrient dense foods, but some of us either haven’t...

Which juicer is right for you?

Which juicer is the right juicer for you? Check out this video and let the experts do the research for you. I know I love a blender for some things and a juicer for others. Now you may want to add a few more factors in when choosing a juicer. 1. Which type of juicer is it? Centrifugal juicers -cheap and easy to clean. Due to the fast processing it oxidizes nutrients faster (not a good thing), this means you lose some of the goodness even before it hits your glass. You’re going to want to drink this up right away, no storing. Masticating Juicer – These extract more juice and since they operate at a slower speed you get more nutrients per glass. Seeing as the ingredients won’t oxidate as quickly you can store in a glass, well sealed container for approx 24 hours. Great if you want to make ahead and bring to the office. Twin Gear Juicer – This is my personal favorite, although it is the most expensive of them all it is also the most powerful which means it is great for nut butters and ice cream as well.The juice stays fresh and holds it’s nutrition longer, as a matter of fact you can store the juice for up to 72 hours in the fridge (sealed tight preferably in a glass container – you know the drill) 2. What are you juicing? avocados and bananas for example do not fare very well in a juicer, i recommend a blender for those. 3. Are you wanting to store your juice for a bit in the fridge? Perhaps...