Soaking Grains, Nuts, Legumes to Reduce Phytates
Beans, beans, the magical fruit. You know the rest of the rhyme.
Soaking beans (and grains and nuts) can help reduce the phytates in them, making them easier to digest. This is particularly helpful for those with Leaky Gut Syndrome, Celiac Disease, and more.
Many people prefer to soak their oats overnight in luke-warm water. The following links contain useful information about soaking grains, nuts, and legumes.
Up in the air about beans? This article has good information that can help you make your decision, along with simply eating them (properly soaked of course), about whether or not you should be eating beans as part of your diet.