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How effective is soaking for getting rid of lectins from nuts?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 05, 2012 at 2:39 AM

Hey Guys,

I have had major digestive issues, and some other nonsense, so I am considering trialling robb wolfs auto-immune protocol, or an approximation of it.

Because of my gut issues, my list of foods is already somewhat limited, so while eliminating eggs, dairy and nightshades shouldnt be too problematic, I struggle with cutting out the few nuts I can eat (list - walnuts, brazil, macadamias)

I just wondering, how effective say, a 24 hour soak of nuts, might be at removing lectins?

Id ferment things but cant really do that with my condition.

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on August 06, 2012
at 05:53 PM

Hi, http://www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-networks/paediatric-allergy-network-of-east-anglia-panea/documents/educational-material/Cross-%20Reactivity%20in%20plant%20food%20allergy.pdf

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on August 06, 2012
at 10:37 AM

It was like 14 or so years ago..

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on August 06, 2012
at 10:37 AM

^ I cant recall what I was prescribed, if anything actually...

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on August 06, 2012
at 06:14 AM

Were you on antibiotics? Or what medicine did you take?

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on August 06, 2012
at 01:01 AM

Is there any reading material you could link to about these storage proteins?

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on August 06, 2012
at 01:00 AM

VB - I had an infection during the sydney water scare. I was sick from that point on, according to doctor pimental thats because the bacterial toxins disable your MMC nerves (cleansing waves). Eating CW diet probably didnt help.

Bb3d1772b28c02da2426e40dfcb533f5

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on August 06, 2012
at 12:58 AM

^ Why are lectins not water soluble?

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on August 05, 2012
at 04:00 PM

I do not think soaking would have any effect on the lectins in nuts.

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on August 05, 2012
at 10:24 AM

I don't have issues with soaked nuts but boy does that cottage cheese cause digestive issues, ok with butter though...

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on August 05, 2012
at 04:54 AM

Jamie, I would love to know - how did you developed your major digestive issues and what triggered them? I have never soaked nuts, but I buy them in shells and it seems to be working for me. Maybe it has something to do with them being moldy when they are not in the shell - not sure.

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on August 05, 2012
at 03:40 AM

But, yes, soaking nuts main them slightly more digestible as they weren't rocks in my gut.

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361e96d70d6d3b91d63f6ad975e60ab6

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on August 05, 2012
at 03:39 AM

Just do you best to cut out nuts, so worth it. I have had major digestive distress like you, and adding nuts to the avoid list was vital. Not worth the pain!

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on August 05, 2012
at 10:24 AM

I don't have issues with soaked nuts but boy does that cottage cheese cause digestive issues, ok with butter though...

361e96d70d6d3b91d63f6ad975e60ab6

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on August 05, 2012
at 03:40 AM

But, yes, soaking nuts main them slightly more digestible as they weren't rocks in my gut.

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on August 05, 2012
at 03:21 AM

dont worry about lectins if you eat a handful or two also keep in mind the rate of lectins in nuts is small compared to alot of other non paleo food beans etc that most people eat alot of. so if you are reasonably strict paleo it would adversely affect your health

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on August 20, 2012
at 05:59 PM

Have you read Sally Fallon's Nourishing Traditions? She's helpful about soaking and slow- and low- roasting the nuts after. Recipes and advice.

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on August 05, 2012
at 01:49 PM

Jamie, my personal experience is that soaking almonds, walnuts, and pecans greatly improves their digestibility for me and they don't leave me with fatigue and aches. I have celiac disease and further got a colon perforation at the time of my celiac biopsy so I have had very touchy guts for the last few years as I've healed up. I also avoid nightshades to keep joint aches and hives (from tomatoes) under control. I have found that I can tolerate a little tomato cooked in some foods but all-out marinara sauce is a very bad idea for me. Likewise, a potato now and then isn't too big of a deal but more than a couple a month and I'll start feeling like an ooooold lady. Of course, ymmv, but if I were you (based on what you have shared) I would just do the most thorough elimination diet I can at the time, if that includes some nuts for now, still give it a try, then eliminate those too if you aren't seeing the results you need. You also might want to look into how brazils and macadamias are harvested and treated. Some of those tropical nuts go through extensive processing before they get to us as consumers so soaking them at that point can be redundant. good luck!

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on August 05, 2012
at 12:19 PM

I'm with James here. The issue with nuts is not so much about lectins and phytic acid, it's the storage proteins, which are highly cross reactive to gluten. Since you have an already compromised gut, it's likely you are gluten sensitve. Therefore I really suggest you cut out any nuts, coconut, coffee, pseudograins, maybe even berries etc. because of the seeds in them. (The list actually goes on, try to avoid anything derived from seeds/nuts/kernels if problems persist... yes even olive oil that is made from crushed olives may contain seeds store proteins.. you see.. no so easy)

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on August 06, 2012
at 01:01 AM

Is there any reading material you could link to about these storage proteins?

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on August 06, 2012
at 05:53 PM

Hi, http://www.networks.nhs.uk/nhs-networks/paediatric-allergy-network-of-east-anglia-panea/documents/educational-material/Cross-%20Reactivity%20in%20plant%20food%20allergy.pdf

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