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I saw a "Raw label" on nuts at whole foods and was SO mad... nuts aren't raw... should I tell Whole Foods they've been duped? And this lifestyle doesn't allow almond milk right? I was making a "Chocolate" pudding but I am not sure if it is allowed. If almond milk isn't allowed I will just use water in its place and see how it goes.

Here are the ingredients: 

bananas

almond milk 

carob powder 

coconut sugar 

cinnamon 

if you put just enough bananas you can let the mixture sit for a bit and it will turn into pudding consistency. 

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I would do hemp milk, which is what I have for my kids to pour on their berries.  Almond milk usually has caraganeean or whatever, which isn't supposed to be as good as they used to think for us.  Other than that I would think it not too bad, either.  Fresh would obvi be best and organic. :)  I was actually thinking about trying out a recipe like this since avocado-choco pudding is pretty much out! 

That is an awesome idea! I will try that later this week! Thank you! 

absofruitly! ;)

never heard of that type of braggs... probably a good thing if its not on plan lol

It's in one of the main posts on here. Basically at one point it is hydrochloric acid and they have to add baking soda to nuetralize it. Not good to be consuming at all which ruined soy sauce in general for me. I wish there was a healthy soy sauce... I think some company will have to do that some day! 

Raw is an industry term meaning it has not been roasted.  You can test to see if your nuts are truly raw by putting a piece in hydrogen peroxide and if it bubbles it is raw.  I have bought many bulk almonds from whole foods, even the ones from CA that are supposed to be pasteurized and they test raw most of the time.  I learned this trick at O.H.I.  

Coconut sugar is much harder to find raw, even though it says raw on the label. It is a good back up calorie source or treat but of course heating our foods is not ideal.

What is wrong with cooked foods?

Applying heat to foods provides no nutritional benefit to the food and is detrimental to the person ingesting the cooked food. There are reported instances where, by heating food, certain nutrients are more easily released, like lycopene from tomatoes. However, this ignores that hundreds of other nutrients in that heated tomato were damaged or destroyed. And it also assumes that more of a specific nutrient is better, instead of trusting that the body knows how to extract just the right amount that it needs for optimal health. Many nutrients are deadly toxic if we overdose on them, and more is definitely not always better. Many foods that we cook would otherwise be unappetizing or inedible to humans, such as meats, grains, and starches, thus bypassing sensory safeguards that normally protect the body from ingesting unnatural and unhealthy substances. Studies have shown that the immune system often reacts to the introduction of cooked food into the bloodstream the same way it does to foreign pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Cooking food denatures the proteins, renders the fats carcinogenic, and caramelizes the carbohydrates. Many other nutrients are damaged, deranged, or destroyed by the heating process, leaving mostly empty calories. Regular consumption of cooked foods results in a detrimental enlargement of the pancreas.  http://foodnsport.com/faq.php

In your experience, are nuts sold whole in their shells raw?

It has been years since I bought them this way so I can't say.

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