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kids Teeth

Thumbs Up: Keeping Kids Cavity-Free 😁

This is a hot topic for parents. For all of us really …. who wants to be told they have a cavity while sitting in the dentist chair?! Getting a cavity is never fun, no matter how old you are.

I am mom of two kids; my youngest, who is now 11, has no cavities and my oldest, now 17, had a tiny one when he was 6. Thankfully, it was on a baby tooth and because of my son’s fear of needles we pulled the tooth ,rather than fill it, as he was going to lose that tooth naturally shortly.

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Recipe soaking nuts and seeds

Soaking Nuts & Seeds (Traditional Method)

A Variety of Nuts & Seeds SoakingSoaking Nuts & Seeds 

Nuts and seeds are nutrient-dense and easy to munch; they also contain enzyme inhibitors and plant toxins, like phytic acid. This is why it’s best to soak them in warm, salty water.

When this soaking step is skipped, the inhibitors inside nuts and seeds can prevent your gut from absorbing nutrients in an otherwise nutrient-rich food. These inhibitors weaken digestion, steal nutrients from you, and cause food sensitivities. If you already struggle with poor digestion or a health condition like osteoporosis then you want to do all you can to keep your gut strong.

The most efficient way to minimize these harmful enzyme inhibitors and toxins is to make your own nuts and seeds with the recipe below.

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Recipe Traditional Food

The Problem with Not Soaking Grains, Beans, & Nuts

Every grain, bean, nut, and seed contains enzyme inhibitors and toxins (i.e. phytates, tannins, goitrogens); none of which are good to eat. Though, I do agree they taste good nonetheless!!

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My Kitchen Recipe

How To Soak Whole Grains ~ Traditional Recipe

food-grain-soaking-millet-hblWhole grains have been a principal food for thousands of years and are dang close to being a nutritionally complete food. Rich in amino acids, carbs, fiber, minerals, vitamins, and fat this ancient food strengthens us body with a warm, slow burning kind of energy and grain tastes pretty good too! We top ours with cultured butter, pesto, and hemp seeds! 

Unfortunately, grains also contain enzyme inhibitors and toxins – such as phytates, tannins, and goitrogens – that harm the body, especially the lining of the digestive tract; extending from mouth to the anus. 

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beans Recipe

Traditional Method for Digestible Beans

This is a nerdy post, get ready …..

Beans (i.e. lentils, kidney beans, peas, peanuts) are versatile, economical, and rich in B vitamins, minerals and omega fats. Unfortunately, they’re also high in anti-nutrients, including phytic acid* and lectins.**

These anti-nutrients can reduce our