The Lost Art Of Soaking Beans

June 12, 2012

80 years ago every housewife knew exactly how to cook any seed, nut, bean or grain. However, the industrial age swept in with rapidity and fast foods, fast-processes, and “short cuts” of every imaginable means were developed. Today, most people have forgotten that all seeds, nuts, beans, and grains have a survival agenda. They want to be consumed by an animal, survive digestion, and then be excreted with a pile of growing medium (manure). How do they survive the digestive tract? By containing anti-protein enzymes to prevent being digested. This is the reason that most people have gas following the consumption of beans, seeds, or nuts (cooked or uncooked).

All professional seedeaters have special organs designed to soak seeds or nuts to neutralize the anti-protein enzymes. Birds have esophagus pouches; Squirrels and chipmunks have cheek pouches.  This is why you must observe the tradition of ALWAYS pre-soaking all beans, nuts, or seeds.  This includes grains, as grains are the seed of the plant.

Regarding the handling of beans:

Traditionally, beans are soaked overnight in clean water. The following morning the first batch of water is thrown away, the beans are rinsed in clean water, and a second fresh batch of water is added to the beans to continue soaking until the evening. In the evening, the second batch of water is thrown away, the beans are rinsed again in clean water again, and a third, fresh batch of water is used to finally cook the beans. This is especially mandatory for ANY bean cooking unless you use the second method.

The second method, is a more nutritious method: To better facilitate this soaking process, one can simply add 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of Inner Garden™ to the beans and water. Soak the beans overnight.  The next day, DO NOT dump the water, you can just start cooking the pot for lunch or dinner. By doing this, you have started a slight fermentation process, which will first neutralize the anti-protein enzymes and start the production of vitamin-B complexes, vitamin-E complexes, and many other healthful substances.

Other seeds and nuts, or grains such as rice, barley, wheat, oatmeal etc. do not need water changes, but they should definitely be soaked overnight.  You can do it with yogurt or Inner Garden™ and / or just clean water. You will notice when you eat presoaked oatmeal that it is sweeter and the level of nutrition and energy gained from consumption is increased.

In summary, always soak any seed, nut, bean, or grain overnight before cooking to neutralize the anti-protein enzymes. This will prevent indigestion, problems with gas, bloating, weight gain, and major increase in acidity, thereby reducing acid formation – the key to anti-aging.


Inner Garden™ is the best probiotic one can consume, as it is anatural multi-family, multi-specie probiotic.  Other substitutes such as yogurt or other fermented products generally only have one family of microbes – the lactose family.

The probiotics in Inner Garden™ are the creators of ALL the different types of enzymes needed by the body to digest all the different kinds of food that you eat.  Therefore, you must not consume any enzymes while taking  Inner Garden™.  Most commercially available probiotics usually contain only one lactobacillus family with a few different species.

Let’s face it, you do not consume only dairy and meat, and your gut contains more than lactobacillus, so you need a culture with a broader spectrum of microbes. Today, most of our food no longer contains this broader spectrum of probiotics to aid us in digestion. As a result, we are seeing more and more indigestion, acid reflux, leaky gut and over-acidity issues. Inner Garden™ contains a full spectrum of microorganisms to aid in digestion.

And nowadays with Genetic Engineering, many  cultures are not designed for longevity.  GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) do not have to be labeled in the United States.  Do you want to consume a GMO probiotic or a natural one that is found in Nature?

☺   The whole idea is to introduce a new program so that your gut microorganisms are all operating under the “same program.” A body always digests its food…but whether it digests it properly is quite another story.

☺  The very best combination: 2 tablespoons of IG in a mixture of 1/3 yogurt (Seven Stars is a good organic brand), 1/3 non-homogenized milk and 1/3 buttermilk in the morning on an empty stomach.

☺ IG should be taken before meals, but it works after or during as well.

☺ IG can help in cases of food poisoning. Consume 8 oz in two parts. The first 4-oz MAY induce vomiting to purge the toxic materials out of the body fast. Then immediately consume the second 4-oz.  This second dose pushes the remaining toxins through the body. This can reduce the recovery to about 30 – 45 minutes instead of several days of agony.

Handling Gums and Tightening Teeth:

Once one passes the age of 27, one pretty much quits getting cavities.  However, one starts getting periodontitis* (a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth).  Which in turn will cause the roots of the teeth to be exposed as the jawbone recedes away.

Bacteria builds up in the pockets between the gum and tooth, this is where lots of acids and calculus (calcium build up) form, which irritates the gum and starts  receding the gums and bone.

By brushing your teeth with IG and also rinsing your mouth, you will correct the bad environment which produces lots of acid and bad odors.  Inner Garden™ promotes an environment which promotes healthy gums and teeth.

Users tell us that brushing their teeth with Inner Garden™ has saved their loose teeth and prevented gum surgery.  You should have your dentist scale and clean your teeth, so the calculus doesn’t irritate the gums.

Inner Garden™ : DO NOT SHAKE THE BOTTLE.   It is OK to refrigerate, although it is not recommended.  DO NOT Freeze. Only stir Inner Garden™ once it is in a glass, ready to be consumed.   Inner Garden™ is best consumed with juice, thinned yogurt mixed with water, or milk (rice or almond or coconut is okay) to coat and activate the culture.

Winston W. J. Kao – Natural Plus Plus, LLC.  –  727-447-2344

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