10 Foods You Need to Soak for Improved Digestion

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Soaking almonds overnight can make them highly nutritious. They become easy to digest and help lower blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol.

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Fenugreek Seeds

Drinking soaked methi or fenugreek seeds regularly, first thing in the morning can help improve digestion as they are high in fibre. It cleanses your gut and also keeps your blood sugar levels in check.



Soak raisins overnight and eat them in the morning to get enough iron and antioxidants for your body. This is especially beneficial for women with iron deficiency. It also keeps your skin glowing and healthy.

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Flax Seeds

Soaked flax seeds will have more nutrition content like omega-3 fatty acids and fibre and can help balance good cholesterol and bad cholesterol in our body. Have it first thing in the morning to reap the most out of it.

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Soaking rajma beforehand in warm water can help neutralise enzyme inhibitors. It also promotes the production of beneficial enzymes which can help increase nutrient absorption and improve digestion in your body.

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Washing and soaking chickpeas can remove gas-producing chemicals and improves nutrient absorption, making them easier to digest.

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The white fluid coming out of mangoes contains phytic acid, an anti-nutrient. Soaking mangoes in water can help remove this nutrient inhibitor, making them less heat-causing, more digestible and nutrient dense.

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Mung Beans

Soaking mung beans in warm water, overnight, can lessen inflammation and protect you against damage from free radical activity due to high concentrations of antioxidants like flavonoids.

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It is important to soak prunes and apricots in water after thoroughly cleaning them, in order to remove sulphites used to preserve them, to improve your digestion.

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Soy Beans

Soaking soybeans before cooking can help reduce the enzyme inhibitor, phytoestrogen and improve digestion. It can also help in even and faster cooking.

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