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by 0 · about 16 hours ago

I have major issues with almonds. I constantly crave them and if I start eating them I can't stop, I can go through a whole bag of raw almonds or an entire jar of almond butter in one sitting. I know I'm intolerant to them cause I almost always... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · April 19, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Maybe they..'re highly rewarding to your/hitting the dopamine receptors and you keep wanting more. They are very energy dense... Similarly there could be a component of them you're sentivite to that leads to getting cravings when you aren't... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

There's been a couple of times that this has happened to me. I ate almonds and sunflower seeds last night and woke up throughout the night to vomit. I had muscle cramps and chills as well. Also experience bad burps. This has happened to... (more)

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V1gf 0 · December 16, 2013 at 9:58 PM

It's amazing how food can alter your body, mind, and mood. I use to eat them all the time until about 1 1/2 ago when all of this started to happen. I've decided to completely stay away from nuts unless soaked for a long period, even then... (more)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Okay so i'm new to the forum so hello! :) but here's my question. Is it possible to eat too many nuts (almonds) I realized I do eat a lot of almonds trying to get my calories filled in before bed by snacking on nuts usually about 3 servings so... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · December 05, 2013 at 10:00 PM

If you have to ask, the answer is yes. Really wish paleo rule #1 was 'eat a varied diet.'

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by 10 · about 17 hours ago

I want to include almond butter for a tablespoon a day. I removed all nuts for the O6 content. I came across a comment in the paleosphere a whole ago about removing the clearer fat sitting atop almond butter containers. Any reason to believe... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 24, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Doubtful you'd be able to remove just the PUFAs by removing the liquid fat. Fats are packaged as triglycerides, and aren't all PUFA, MUFA or satruated, they're usually a mixture in each triglyceride (3 fatty acids per glycerol). At room... (more)

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by 1005 · about 17 hours ago

Does it have to do with the freshness of the almonds? Where they were grown? How they were grown? The type of almonds?

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greymouser 0 · June 20, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Almonds are the "stone" of a cultivar of stone fruit. Cherries are a stone fruit, as well. "Stone fruit" are fruit of the genus prunus. Almonds are closest related to peaches and apricots. "Bitter almonds" are actually the stone of apricots (the... (more)

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by 10 · about 17 hours ago

I often hear that walnuts are not paleo because of their high omega 6 content. Instead we should focus on macadamias and cashews. I see that the latter's omega6/3 ratio is better. But what is the evolutionary argument? Did Grok not eat all nuts?... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · June 07, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Ancestral humans certainly ate whatever they could get, in whatever quantity was available. But nuts weren't available, pre-shelled, year-round, in totally unlimited quantities. Supposedly, modern food also exposes us to more omega-6 fat from... (more)

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by 351 · about 17 hours ago

Has anyone had an issue with too much vitamin E or other vitamins? I got almonds, spinach, and blueberries this weekend (all of which are rich in vitamin E) and have been breaking out in yellow splotches- just a few about the size of a quarter on... (more)

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AxialGentleman 0 · May 06, 2013 at 2:40 AM

Have you tried searching the web for information on vitamin E overdose? That does not sound like a symptom that's widely recognized. Also, overdosing requires large quantities (like, the kind you can only reasonably get from a pill) and takes a... (more)

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by 3 · about 17 hours ago

I love nuts. They are filling, crunchy, tasty and just plain different than most things I eat while on a strict Paleo diet. Which types are the best? Currently I eat about a cup of either marcoa almonda, walnuts or cashews about every other day.... (more)

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greymouser 0 · April 11, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Not all culinary nuts are available to eat raw or unprocessed. For example, cashews are always at least steamed, if not roasted, as they contain a poisonous film on them. In order of awesomeness, though: raw > processed > roasted > salted Salt... (more)

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by 1579 · about 17 hours ago

I know I get stomach pains when I eat certain foods, and after paying attention to them for a while, I have noticed the worst offenders. However, I'm wondering if there is a common compound or "type" of foods that indicates something I should be... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · January 11, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Google FODMAPS.

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by 697 · about 17 hours ago

Why don't nutrition labels have reflect what's on the websites and peoples references like nutritiondata.self? For example the almonds I eat don't list anything about Vitamin E or Magnesium in them? According to... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · January 01, 2013 at 12:07 AM

In the states: Generally, FDA only requires that the label declare the vitamins A and C, and the minerals calcium and iron. The other enrichment vitamins and minerals must be declared when they are added directly to the packaged food (e.g.,... (more)

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by 88 · about 17 hours ago

Hi paleo friends , today i'm very depressed. I entered paleo 5 months ago for my ibs , and I have to say that cutting off grains/dairies and legumes my ibs went 70% better then previous. However I will start a specific pale_SIBO diet with a paleo... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · December 05, 2012 at 9:25 PM

If that's your first candy bar in a while, then the sugar threw your brain off balance (which might have had it better on ketones). Also, I'd suggest you read the ingredients of the nougat, these days they put wheat in there. If that's true, that... (more)

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by -2 · about 17 hours ago

My work schedule requires me to lift between 530 and 8 pm but I don't eat after 10pm or so, so I like to eat at least something in the afternoon before training. Normally I eat an ounce or so of almonds and drink some BCAA closer to the gym... (more)

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SlimIcy 0 · October 12, 2012 at 7:06 PM

I don't think the strict regimented fasting is 100% necessary, else Martin wouldn't recommend taking in BCAA's pre-workout. What I think it does is twofold: A) You get the natural benefits of IF (autophagy, reduced appetite, less hunger swings,... (more)

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by 15 · about 17 hours ago

H everyone , I'm in paleo cause my ibs and I have to say that without sugars/cereals/dairies/legumes my guts are very better , but I like almonds , but there's a problem. If I eat 5--6 almonds it's ok , If I eat a little more , like 15-16 , then... (more)

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Tree 0 · September 09, 2012 at 2:18 AM

I had to stop eating whole nuts and now eat the butters - almond & cashew. Much kinder on the digestion

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by 60 · about 17 hours ago

I have IC which is pretty much inflammation and thinning of the bladder lining. You wouldn't think it but the main cause for pain in those with IC is trigger foods. I still get the pain but refuse to pop pain pills everyday like i used to do. I've... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · September 06, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Almonds are fine. Just get them as fresh as you can and enjoy.

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by 264 · about 17 hours ago

So overeating almonds is bad because it'll throw your Omega 3 to 6 ratio off. And this is bad because consumption of too much Omega 6 is correlated with inflammation; yet almonds are an anti-inflammatory food source? And does anyone have a... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 17, 2012 at 2:21 AM

Not every single omega-6 you consume is inflammatory. Omega-6s are ESSENTIAL Fatty Acids. They are only inflammatory after a certain point. If your O3 intake is good, that also keeps O6s in check. Different O6s fatty acids do different things.... (more)

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by 20 · about 17 hours ago

I can't seem to find a clear, scientific answer on why to eat Raw nuts or to eat Roasted nuts. I realize each different type of nut may have a slightly different answer, but with regards to health, nutrient absorption and generally speaking from... (more)

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Jackie_4 0 · August 09, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I have seen a lot of claims that the oils become rancid when nuts are roasted. I haven't seen any evidence to that, but I prefer soaked, sprouted, dehydrated nuts. There is a brand BTR (Better than Roasted) that soaks organic nuts and dehydrates... (more)

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by 85 · about 17 hours ago

To be honest, I don't usually care for nuts. But I found that the Trader Joe's unshelled pistachio nuts were to die for... almost literally... and I rampaged through the bag in no time flat. And ended up nearly destroying my gut (short term, I... (more)

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Sigamagaw 0 · July 25, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Nuts, like grains have phytic acid in them that robs you of nutrients and can be difficult to digest. You can soak and re-dry your nuts/seeds. Make "crispy nuts" to lower the Phytic acid... (more)

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by 2341 · about 17 hours ago

I ate a whole bag (16 servings) in 3 days...i'm going to have to stop buying them for a while.

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Seamaster 0 · June 11, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Same here with pistachios. The problem is self-control. The solution is not buying them.

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by 644 · about 17 hours ago

I don't hear much about cashews on the various paleo blogs I've looked at, and I'm wondering why. They're mighty tasty, and seem to stack up well against other nuts. For instance, compare 1 oz of cashews: Total Fat: 13.0g Saturated Fat:... (more)

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PaleoVenus 0 · April 25, 2012 at 3:26 AM

I think this pretty much explains it for me: http://paleodietlifestyle.com/are-nuts-and-seeds-healthy/. Cashews are one of the biggest offenders when it comes to phytic acid as compared to other nuts. [Edit: removed misleading comment about... (more)

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by 15 · about 17 hours ago

I would roughly estimate that 1 out of every 50 almonds that I encounter is "bad." By this I mean that when I first bite into one, my mouth is immediately assaulted by a strong chemical taste, like amaretto gone wrong. The degree of badness... (more)

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Suz___Paleo_Oz 0 · April 19, 2012 at 12:09 AM

I think this is where the nuts oxidise and go rancid -keeping them in the freezer is supposed to reduce this! Don't eat the rancid ones!

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by 5 · about 17 hours ago

I've been paleo for several months now, but for the past few weeks I've been craving almonds and other nuts, but especially almonds. Does this indicate a possible deficiency in some nutrient? I have yet to run my diet through FitDay and see if... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · August 19, 2012 at 9:03 AM

This question occasionally comes up in the context of dark chocolate. As in that case, I suspect that the cravings aren't due to nutrient deficiency. I'd be interested to be corrected, but thus far I've not seen any hard data about specific... (more)

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by 313 · about 17 hours ago

I was wondering if anyone eats almonds somewhat regularly and has had any kidney stones or has any information about a correlation with this because almonds have a large amount of oxalates and I have a theory that there could be a correlation.... (more)

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stevib 0 · April 24, 2012 at 1:25 PM

I've had kidney stones once: it was during a short time that I was eating pretty much vegetarian, borderline vegan (tons of bread & pasta!). Eliminating grains & sugars has kept me clear of kidney stones for 4 years now, even though I eat... (more)

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by 113 · about 17 hours ago

Hi everyone :) Today I made my own almond milk for the first time and it's turned out brilliantly, but I'm wondering if I can use the leftover blended and strained almond-y mess to make anything with. I thought I'd check here before I just throw... (more)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · March 06, 2012 at 3:19 PM

I make my own almond milk. I dry the pulp in my dehydrator then throw it into the freezer to keep. I use it as I would almond flour and it works like a charm. (Sometimes I do a second grind if it's not fine enough for baking.)

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by 0 · about 17 hours ago

Ok,so i'm new to this.Peanuts are worse than almonds because they have a higher amounts of lectins?Even roasted peanuts?Can you tell I don't want to give up my beloved peanut butter?No seriously I am trying to better understand the difference. (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · December 02, 2011 at 5:57 PM

I thought the concern about peanuts wasn't lectins (any more so than other grains/legumes) but the presence of aflatoxins.

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by 1659 · about 17 hours ago

Experimenting with making my own homemade protein bars. I've gained 10 lbs of lean muscle in 30 days as a result, but I'm wondering if anybody else is eating this kind of volume, or has an opinion of Omega-6 load. Trying to offset this with about... (more)

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Jonas 0 · November 10, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I've gained 10lbs of lean muscle in 30 days You mean 10lbs of bodyweight? How did you measure it to know exactly what you gained was PURE, LEAN, HARD muscle?

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