Why should I soak nuts and seeds on keto?

Most nuts and seeds contain substances like phytic acid and goitrogens that interfere with the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. These substances are collectively called anti-nutrients. 

Soaking nuts reduces their anti-nutrient content making them easier to digest while also improving their nutrition [1, 2]. Soaking also activates enzymes that break down macronutrients in nuts again boosting their nutritional value.

To soak nuts or seeds, simply place them in a bowl filled with water and leave overnight at room temperature.The following morning, drain them and spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the oven (130-150 F/55-65 C) or in a dehydrator for 12-24 hours, turning occasionally, until completely dry. Alternatively, you can skip the dehydrating process, but the nuts will go bad within a few days. 

 


 

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