After doing an internet search on how to make my own nut milk, I came across this info.
'Nuts, seeds, and grains are nutritional powerhouses. But in order to capitalize on their nutritional profile and protect ourselves from natural toxins that protect them but harm us, they need to be soaked and dehydrated or sprouted.
Some of the principle reasons why soaking is beneficial to our health:
it removes anti-nutrients like phytates, tannins and goitrogens
it helps to neutralise enzyme inhibitors
it increases the potency of nutrients such as Vitamin B
it makes proteins more readily available
it eradicate toxins contained in the colon and encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria like lactobacilli which we know is vital for intestinal and colon health
it promotes the growth of healthy enzymes vital for healthy digestion'
Tomorrow, I'm off to buy almonds !!!