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by 0 · July 07, 2014 at 11:27 PM

I've heard some say nuts are the "junk food" of the paleo diet - any truth in that? And how often and how much nuts and berries do you eat?

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DawnseyDoll 0 · July 07, 2014 at 11:27 PM

I do not count portions. I eat a lot berries everyday and 2 portions of nuts

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by 0 · May 27, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Which foods do you cut when trying to lean out?

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lovesmatt29 0 · May 27, 2014 at 12:12 AM

Nuts (but that's because I eat too damn many every time!), bananas, paleo desserts.

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by 0 · May 27, 2014 at 09:46 AM

Are berries amed nuts necessary to include in ones diet? Or can I stick to eating just eggs, meat, fish, vegetables, avocado and coconut oil + omega 3-oil?

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moors 0 · May 27, 2014 at 06:49 AM

No reason to exclude and many reasons to include nuts and many seeds unless you will go through an autoimmune elimination period. Consume some variety of available berries also, IMO. Avocado will give you most of the tocopherols you get... (more)

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by 0 · May 14, 2014 at 02:25 AM

Are non-organic berries good for you or not worth buying/eating?

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glib 0 · May 14, 2014 at 02:25 AM

The bad thing about strawberries (I eat them, though) is that in California they are grown in rows that have been covered with plastic (yes, virtually all your strawberries come from there). I assume it is to get fast crops but of course soil... (more)

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by 0 · April 14, 2014 at 01:46 PM

Is it worth the money?

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Bethany4 0 · April 14, 2014 at 01:46 PM

As a superfood, probably not. But they are pretty tasty! I love them on salads or mixed with almonds.

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by 60 · February 25, 2014 at 02:26 PM

I found a source of dried organic berry powder from North of 49 Naturals in Vancouver BC I'd like to use in smoothies and more. These are low thermally dried and claim to have much nutrients. It is much more economical than fresh. Two spoons are... (more)

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moors 0 · February 25, 2014 at 02:26 PM

I remember about a study that demonstrated chewing an apple brought a benefit, while consuming it without chewing did not bring that benefit. Obviously fresh is better than dried powder and organic is better than conventional but if you'll use... (more)

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by 560 · September 11, 2013 at 11:21 PM

I've been making a lot of smoothies lately and just got a high-powered VitaMix blender known to be able to completely pulverize the seeds and skins in common fruits and veggies. Now good old Ray Peat has me worried again. I'm not about to... (more)

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Sabertooth 0 · September 10, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Berry seeds are fairly difficult to grind, even with a primitive mortar and pestle, but I'm unsure how harmful the toxins would be. Generally, the indigenous peoples of North America ate a very widely varied diet (150+ varieties of... (more)

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by 0 · August 19, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Can I still be in a state of ketosis eating 1/4 cup of berries a day (natural sugars) ?

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Valai 0 · August 19, 2013 at 12:37 AM

From: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1851/2 1 Cup of Blueberries -> 21 g Carbohyrdate - 4 g Fiber = 17 g Net Carboyhydrate 17 g / 4 = 4.25 g Net Carbohydrate per 1/4 cup Yes, eat your 1/4 cup of berries... (more)

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by 50 · May 20, 2013 at 01:04 AM

A local store has bulk berries that are good quality (in terms of taste). Some are from Canada, some USA, some Chili, some China. A few of the berries are only from China. I'd really like to eat their blackberries, and can't find any good ones... (more)

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Moonablaze 0 · May 20, 2013 at 01:04 AM

I follow the dirty dozen/clean fifteen recommendations when it comes to produce. Berries tend to have a very high level of pesticide contamination http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/

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by 2272 · April 30, 2014 at 04:30 PM

I know that strawberries and blueberries are near the top of the list of "Things to Buy Organic". Would this be any different if they were frozen? I use them daily in my smoothies and Trader Joe's has a great "Fancy Berry Blend" that I like to... (more)

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Todd_B 0 · May 03, 2013 at 01:27 PM

Matt makes a good point. Organic does not necessarily mean pesticide free. Petroleum and sulfur are two products that are toxic to humans and still considered "organic.". In addition, because organic pesticides are usually less effective,... (more)

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by 13 · April 20, 2013 at 02:12 AM

Has anyone ever tried making this frozen yogurt at home? I'm thinking about adding a little mango to this recipe, can't wait to make it tonight! http://www.paleoeffect.com/recipes/paleo-berry-frozen-yogurt-a-snack-or-dessert-with-no-added-sugar/ (more)

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Rio 0 · April 20, 2013 at 02:12 AM

This looks fantastic. I imagine you can substitute any fruit for another, especially berries. Blackberries, raspberries, etc. This is basically a smoothie. I'd add whey/flax, a raw egg, and any other goodies, milk or yogurt for consistency,... (more)

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by 5 · September 03, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Hi, I am on low carb and very low sugar diet for almost a year, gradually move to Paleo. ) This fall we moved to the house and I want to plant a garden. I am new to Paleo and new to gardening and I am pretty confused. I want to plant vegetables... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · June 10, 2013 at 10:36 AM

We ofte4n tried wild elderberries as children but never liked the taste. I would not deliberately grow them. We also used to go into the wilds to pick what used to be called bilberries in the UK (now they seem larger in shops and are called... (more)

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by 293 · November 12, 2012 at 01:11 AM

Berries names only please! Thank you!

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Joseph_S_ 0 · November 12, 2012 at 01:11 AM

Whatever happens to be in season. Right now, I'm a big fan of pomegranates.

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by 748 · November 16, 2012 at 01:04 PM

Okay I am COMPLETELY confused. I know Paleo's don't usually eat beans, and I didn't for a while (tried >20 carbs as well as a time of >50 carbs per day) but I felt like complete and utter crap most of that time. I wasn't even eating any type of... (more)

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Mscott 0 · July 27, 2012 at 02:31 AM

If you're seeing benefits from eating beans I say eat em, who cares if they're paleo or not. Tubers and root vegetables are probably a better source of carbs, but that doesn't mean you should shun beans if they work for you.

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by 748 · July 26, 2012 at 04:49 PM

Hi fellow paleo friends ! :) Okay I am 5"1, 116 lbs and 16 years old. I have been Paleo for 6 months. I've had my issue with nuts in the past, gaining weight by eating way more than I should, but for a while now I've been able to control it, only... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · July 26, 2012 at 04:12 PM

Getting the majority of your calories from nuts is not a good thing. Besides the higher ration of Omega-6 to 3's you are getting, you will be missing out on a lot of other key micronutrients, minerals, etc. If you have a problem overconsuming... (more)

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by 789 · March 15, 2012 at 06:12 PM

When I started, I had a few servings of fruit a day, until I read that I should cut back on it for A] The sugar content and B] To assist in losing weight [which I guess ties into A]. I have cut it out greatly - to either 1 serving or none a day... (more)

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Ed_Winmere 0 · March 15, 2012 at 06:12 PM

Half a blender full of fruit, half cup of heavy whipping cream and some protein powder is the only way that I seem to be able to complete heavy lifting days and see any significant muscle gains. This is the only time I consume fruit and I have... (more)

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by 133 · January 22, 2012 at 06:56 AM

I looked and I haven't seen this question posted yet. I just bought some goji berries but am kind of lost as to what to do with them. I'd love to hear your suggestions.

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April_3 0 · January 22, 2012 at 02:42 AM

Are these dried, frozen or fresh? I've never worked with fresh ones, as they're not available where I am. I've used the dried ones in trail mixes. One of my favorites is gojis, dried cranberries, pistacios and cashews. It's a pretty color combo,... (more)

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by 130 · October 20, 2011 at 02:54 AM

Hey all! I've been on and off strict paleo for a little over a year and a half now. What I mean by that is I never consume grains, but sometimes I'll eat more fruit in a day than is probably allowed/suggested, and I use honey/agave nectar from... (more)

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cliff_1 0 · October 17, 2011 at 12:12 PM

You've been brainwashed by the paleotards, You can eat as much fruit as you want. A bmi of 21 is perfectly fine for women, having a six pack as a women often means your too lean and can lead to health issues. FYI the berries are probably super... (more)

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by 1602 · February 15, 2012 at 12:57 AM

I have been doing <50g paleo for a little over a month now. I am approx 220 lbs, female and 5"4. Almost all the weight is around the middle (worst kind). I lost water weight but have not lost anything else since. I would like to add some... (more)

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Atkins_witha_loincloth 0 · October 10, 2011 at 03:12 AM

I just wrote a detailed response and lost it to the netherworld of lost computer posts - so, this is going to be short and to the point - bullet-like. Excuse it if it seems brusque! Your birth control is the likely cause of your lack of... (more)

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by 5624 · July 11, 2011 at 10:07 PM

My 11 month old is completely Paleo. Has been breastfed from a 70% Paleo compliant mother and has only been given Paleo approved solid foods. I have two questions about paleo babies and allergies: 1) How concerned are you about not giving your... (more)

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Fiona 0 · July 11, 2011 at 10:07 PM

I came to paleo because my (breastfed) son has allergies. We're a pretty allergic/atopic family unfortunately. It seems that my son has issues with both gluten and dairy. And it seems that these have been issues since birth - possibly because I... (more)

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by 902 · May 10, 2011 at 12:37 AM

I did, up until this evening. Here's a 1-minute hack for awesome ice-cream: Dump a handful or two of frozen mixed berries in the food processor. Cover with cream, approximately the same amount by volume as berries. Whiz briefly until... (more)

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Tim_3 0 · May 07, 2011 at 01:05 PM

http://www.turtlemountain.com/products/product.php?p=purely_decadent_cm_cherry_amaretto Even easier... Soy Free Dairy Free and most importantly... Gluten Free made with coconut milk (more)

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by 15070 · February 23, 2011 at 04:08 AM

what do you think of the difference??? (assuming they're both organic etc)

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Eva 0 · February 23, 2011 at 04:08 AM

SOme frozen fruits and veggies are sprayed with chemicals so that they will retain their pretty colors even after being frozen. I prefer fresh when I can get it.

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by 4540 · February 19, 2013 at 08:28 AM

Long time lurker, first time question-asker. So I was just munching on some berries, when I chewed particularly hard on one and felt the crunch as I bit through the seeds. Having never really paid attention to the seeds in berries, my... (more)

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Eva 0 · November 30, 2010 at 04:30 AM

The strawberry wants you to swallow the seeds but not chew them. Yeah, who knows, probably is a few molecules of something less than perfectly healthy in these tiny seeds should you actually chew them up. And yes, they pass through whole, if you... (more)

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by 160 · November 01, 2010 at 10:00 AM

What do you think? Are Goji Berries (wolf berries) all hype or a good addition to the paleo diet...are they even paleo friendly?

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ben61820 0 · October 31, 2010 at 11:05 PM

def hyped. anything dried, shipped around the world, sat in plastic containers through all sorts of conditions and temperature are not superfood.