However, it’s important to remember two things:
1) Eat raw nuts in moderation. Bowlfuls daily will not service you – but a handful or so twice daily is very beneficial.
2) Nuts should be eaten raw. When raw they are full of nutrition and fiber, while roasted nuts have a toxic effect. When roasted, the structure of the nut changes in the heat process which actually causes a separation of oil and makes it into a form unusable to the body. To see this with your own eyes, take a handful of raw almonds and place them in a kitchen blender with a cup of water; blend on high for 1 minute. What you will get is great tasting, nourishing white nut milk. On the other hand, take a handful of roasted almonds and again place them in the blender with a cup of water; blend on high for 1 minute. What you will get now is muddy-looking, nasty-tasting water, and if allowed to set for a while, oil will separate and rise to the top. This is the way the body recognizes the raw and roasted nuts too – the raw are nourishing, the roasted are toxic fat!