This is part of a series I’ve been creating for Azumio. Azumio is an app company dedicated to improve health and wellness by tracking sleep and steps, monitoring your glucose levels and heart rate, and providing exercise libraries and routines.
Beans, whole grains, nuts and seeds are great whole food additions to a healthy diet. They can be made even better and more nutritious by the simple acts of sprouting and soaking before cooking or eating.
Soaking is what it sounds like: you’re soaking the beans, grains, nuts and seeds before cooking. Sprouting can come after soaking and allows the food to germinate or sprout (much like it would if you were growing it in the ground for food) before cooking. Both are traditional ways to prepare nuts, whole grains, seeds and beans that have been practiced all over the world.