Now since summer is coming, most people believe that one should not eat raw almonds in the upcoming heat. Raw almonds produce body heat which can lead to boils, piles, and other conditions. According to an NDTV report, Almonds should be soaked and consumed as the nutrients are then more easily absorbed by the body. In summers, soaking is a good idea as they produce heat in the body. This is even more important for people with pitta dosha, they should soak almonds before consumption as it may create imbalances in the body leading to boils, piles, and other conditions. Soaked almonds increase the number of nutrients and vitamins absorbed by our body.
Eating soaked almonds is a better healthier option. When you eat soaked almonds, you are eating all the nutrients of the nut. As the peel of the almond contains tannin, which inhibits nutrient absorption. And by peeling the skin of the almond you can enjoy the benefits of it. It is easier to digest. You can soak a handful of almonds in a bowl of water for 6-8 hours. If you prefer soaking them overnight, it’s not a problem.
The brown cased almonds are often linked to longevity and increased brain capacity. Almonds are rich in proteins, Vitamin E, omega 3, fibre. They are also considered a superfood because of their nutritious properties.