Make your quinoa, rice, lentils, or beans easier to digest! Before cooking, put any grain (quinoa shown in picture) or legume in enough water to cover with the juice of half a lemon (apple cider vinegar can also be used) and soak overnight. The soaking process combined with the lemon juice helps to neutralize the phytic acid present in the grains and legumes. Phytic acid inhibits the proper breakdown of foods during digestion so with less phytic acid present, we can enjoy easier digestion and assimilation of our beans and rice! This means less gas and more energy for everyone!
Peace out, phytic acid. See you in the morning, quinoa. 🙂