I love almonds, but they don't love me. Each time I ate them: raw, roasted, scorched, it didn't matter, I felt worse. I wasn't about to give up though so I did some research and discovered that soaking nuts (and seeds) makes them far more digestible by:
- Neutralising the natural enzyme inhibitors in the nut
- Enabling the body to absorb more vitamins
- Breaking down the gluten so digestion is much easier, and
- Reducing phytic acid, which inhibits the absorption of vital minerals.
They take a little while to roast so I usually have them in the oven while I'm also baking other things.
Try them, and let me know what you think.