Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Always more to learn

One of the biggest inhibitors to eating healthy is there is so much information out there that you need to learn for yourself. I LOVE learning new things, but at the same time it is so frustrating when I have been doing something, thinking it is good, and then I learn that it is not! (or not as good as I thought at least).

Nuts is one of those things. I love nuts. They have made up probably about 1/4 of my diet for the past 6 years. When I was nursing my first son everything made his tummy hurt except for trail mix so that is all that I ate and he liked it. I liked it, and I lost weight, and I was always full. Since then I have always eaten large amounts of nuts, especially almonds.

Last night while doing some research I learned that I should actually be soaking and drying my nuts before I eat them. What? How come I never knew that before? So last night they soaked all night, in sea salt water. Than this morning they are on my dehydrator where they will be for the next 10 hours. We will see how this goes. One more step, but I am used to steps by now :)

I think I may be onto something too. My youngest loves to eat nuts but often they come out the way they went in and that tells me they are not being digested completely. So hopefully this will help with that!

Read about how/why I am soaking/drying my nuts here!


  1. I never would have thought to do that, but it makes sense when reading it!! So since you're the most knowledgeable person I know about this kind of thing, I was wondering if you knew anything about the 5HP supplement? I found a website but it's called 5-HTP, it's possible I wrote the name down wrong. I'm always wary to try new supplements because last time I took some, my eye twitched for literally 4 weeks straight, and the few times I took melatonin to help me sleep I had crazy vivid and weird dreams. So this is a random comment but if you've ever heard of this, I'd love to hear your opinion!!

    1. Amanda, I have never heard of 5HP or 5-HTP. I will look into it a bit and see what I find out.