Do you want a natural remedy for your frequent headaches? Then, you need to try eating some almonds. I’ve learned about this discovery when I read in a forum that you can eat almonds for headaches. Although, you can eat raw almonds as they are, most people find it hard to digest because of the presence of enzyme inhibitors.
These inhibitors can only be removed by germination so you need to soak them overnight. You can also dehydrate them to revert them back into their crispy state. If you want to learn how to soak and dehydrate almonds properly, read on below.
What You’ll Need
Step by Step Instructions on How to Soak and Dehydrate Almonds
1. Prepare The Almonds For Soaking
In a large bowl, pour about two cups of water for each cup of almonds used. Make sure that all the almonds are covered with water, if not, add more water. You can see how it’s done in this video.
Next, add a tablespoon of sea salt and give a little swirl to dissolve the salt completely. Use the measuring cup and spoon to get the right measurements of all ingredients. After that, you can cover the bowl with a clean cloth for protection.
2. Soak For At Least 7 Hours
After the preparation, you can now set the bowl of almonds aside for at least seven hours. You can also soak the almonds overnight, which I personally prefer. The best place to store your almonds is in a warm place.
3. Drain And Rinse
After the allotted soaking time has elapsed, transfer the almonds to a colander to drain the soaking water. To make sure that the almonds are completely free from enzyme inhibitors, give them a rinse under running tap water. Shake the colander a little to remove all excess water. You can see how this is done properly starting from the 1:54 mark of this video.
At this point, you can decide whether to eat them or dehydrate them first. If you would like to restore the crispiness of your almonds, proceed to step 4. If the lack of crispiness doesn’t bother you that much, then go ahead and proceed to step 5. Personally, I like to dehydrate the almonds first before eating and storing them because then, they would taste like roasted nuts.
4. Dehydrate If Necessary
To dehydrate the almonds, use a dehydrator or oven. You can also choose to dry them naturally under the sun. To use the dehydrator, just spread the almonds on the dehydrator sheet. This usually lasts for about 24 hours.
If you are using an oven, set the temperature at the lowest setting. Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes.
To dry in the sun, just place the almonds on a tray and cover with a clean cloth. Place the tray in the place where the sun directly shines. You can check the dryness of the almonds by taste.
5. Store And Enjoy
After you have rinsed or dehydrated the almonds properly, you can eat them to cure your headaches. For optimum results, consume 1-12 almonds every day. You can store the rest of the almonds in an airtight container of your choice and keep them in your pantry cupboard.
You can use almonds in any recipe that requires the use of nuts. Toss them with dried fruits to make a trail mix snack.
Try Some Almonds to Keep the Headache Away!
Did you enjoy reading and following the steps on how to soak and dehydrate almonds for headaches? This is definitely one of my favorite discoveries since I have always wanted to cure my headaches naturally. Almonds are not only potent against headaches, but they’re also delicious. So next time you feel a headache, eat some almonds.
If you’ve already tried soaking and dehydrating almonds, let us know in the comments section below. You can also share this helpful article with your friends and family.