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    A question about soaking grains.

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    I've soaked oatmeal overnight in the past, and I've found that doing so renders it (for me, at least) a lot more digestible. I've used both apple cider vinegar and lemon juice with success. Using these, however, imparts a taste that I'm not too fond of. I've read about using yogurt, and I'm interested in giving that a try. I recently bought some goat's milk yogurt from a local farm -- it's very lightly sweetened with raw honey and vanilla. My question: would the fact that it's sweetened make it unsuitable for soaking?
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    You know oatmeal is pretty much a no fly zone here right?

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    I lean mostly towards a primal diet, so I'm not planning on making this every day, obviously. However, I see nothing wrong with having, say, a half cup of soaked oatmeal on occasion, especially since I'm active. Additionally, this is a great way to introduce some of my friends to healthier foods.

    I've also seen a few people here who deviate from the PB approach by incorporating occasional soaked/sprouted grains into their diets, so I was hoping that at least one person would be able to give me some tips. Thanks for your input, though! :]
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    Fair enough... good luck!

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    I must say something here...

    I used to LOVE oatmeal. Then I went primal. I bought a huge tin jut before I went primal and was going to eat it. But, I loved eating all primal foods so much that I never touched the damn tin. Just don't eat oatmeal. Really though. There is no point. Primal foods taste way better and are much healthier. I just don't see the point in eating anything that your body has trouble digesting. I listen to my body as much as possible to try and detect something that I am unable to digest. I haven't found anything since I went primal

    But, I went primal because I got stomach cramps from too much gluten!
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    That in mind... Toad eats flies... 0.0


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    i would stick with the unflavored/no sugar added yogurt. you're still going to get a bit of a sour taste though. not quite as bad as lemon/vinegar.
    the added sugar in the yogurt may mess with the whole process that the bacteria goes through. try to make this a once in awhile treat, k? just lookin' out 4 ya
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    Ahh, yeah, I figured the honey might interfere with the soaking process! I'll stick to lemon juice for now, haha.

    In any case, I agree with you all of you; I really don't have much of a desire to eat grain foods. Despite that, I just bought a bunch of awesome stuff from a local farm, and I'd like to use some of it in meals that might appeal to my friends and family.

    Thanks for the responses, guys!

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    Won't sugar actually give the bacteria something to eat?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rphlslv View Post
    Won't sugar actually give the bacteria something to eat?
    you'd think so, but i read somewhere to use plain yogurt. all i know is that you're s'posed to use an acidic medium. i'll have to search on that.

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