Nuts hard to digest
Hello Sassy, I read an article that you wrote regarding the importance of fats and how to avoid the bad fats. Well, I tried incorporating nuts into my vegan regimen, but for some reason I just feel bad after eating any kind of nuts and I feel that nuts in general may be detrimentally affecting my digestive system.
On the other hand, I don't want to lose the benefits nuts offer especially for dry skin, clear complexion, etc. Would it be bad if I just took nuts out of the diet? Thanks again.
Los Angeles, CA
Firstly, I don't believe it would be detrimental to remove them from your diet. Can your system handle seeds? If so, I recommend you grind some up and add to a daily green leafy salad.
Always look to whole foods for your healthy dose of fats, such as avocado, organic soy, coconuts, olives, and extra-virgin olive oil (used raw, such as on a fresh salad) or coconut oil (stirred into a bit of vegan hot chocolate or chai tea is delish).
But if you would like to continue to use nuts in your cooking, I recommend you soak them in clean water first (I like to soak my nuts overnight). This softens them and helps them to become more easily digested as they have already begun the process of breaking down. xo