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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hey all- Relatively new to the Paleo Diet but am so happy with the results so far.  My question is: if you eat a moderate amount of fruit in a day, do you need to watch the fats you then take in? Are the sugars in the fruit going to... (more)

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by 10 · about 3 hours ago

I am an athlete (basketball player) currently on the paleo diet. I am looking to lean out, but feel as if I will not get enough energy if I take both fruits and nuts out of my diet. Which of the two if taken out would yield better results for... (more)

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jake_16 0 · February 17, 2013 at 4:06 PM

nuts are far more calorie dense than fruit. take the nuts out, keep the fruit. it's VLC mythos that fruit will magically prevent fat loss. energy balance will always rule, even if people are too stupid to believe it.

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Other than bad quality unshelled walnuts, it's pretty hard to find nuts where I live. Especially nuts like macadamia, cashews, etc, I have yet to find raw or unshelled at all. So I would like to ask the paleo connoisseurs here, if soaking roasted... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 19, 2014 at 10:07 PM

You won't find free phytates in foods, they're already bound to minerals. It's probably pointless to soak nuts if they're already roasted.

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 hours ago

If most people practicing a paleo lifestyle follow the 80/20 or 90/10 rule, what's the point of staying away from foods like nuts and fruits if cheat meals/foods are still on the table? I personally struggle with what whole foods should make up... (more)

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paleot 0 · April 26, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Why stay away from nuts / fruits? Coconut / Macadamia / Olive / Avocado oil is the stuff. I eat fruit / nut fats everyday with most meals. If ice cream is your thing, learn how to make some legit ice cream. I like this graphic. (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

I've read other questions on here about legumes, but I still don't understand why they are considered a "to be avoided food". I tolerate properly prepared legumes (chickpeas, pinto beans, kidney beans, adzuki beans, etc. with the exception of... (more)

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andrew 0 · April 21, 2014 at 9:11 AM

"Properly prepared means..." - so presumably you don't eat coffee / chocolate / butter / lard / bacon / fermented foods / etc etc. The list of foods which are considered perfectly OK as paleo foods but which take a lot of processing is large.... (more)

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by 2302 · about 3 hours ago

I have read that Brazil Nuts do not need to be soaked (despite being the highest in phytic acid). I recently started eating 2 per day for Selenium and it would be easy to toss them in some salt water in the morning or night before to let them... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · April 12, 2014 at 11:04 AM

You know you're close to the crazy line when you worry about whether two nuts need to be soaked and dehydrated… because phytates! Phytates really are only an issue when a staple food contains a lot, and you're eating a very restricted diet.... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hi, I'm completely new to paleo, I've actually only on week 2. I'm doing a project where I'm doing paleo for a month, then vegetarian, then vegan, just to see how each makes me feel. Anyway, I get up very early for work and the last thing I... (more)

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Methodician 0 · April 04, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Personally, I prefer a heavy breakfast with protein and fat, then I snack on fruit and nuts at lunch time, then at dinner it depends what I fancy that day...

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

The reason I hear most for why grains are bad is that they contain anti nutrients. Grains are seeds and since it is disadvantageous for them to be eaten (they can't reproduce that way) they evolved to contain anti nutrients to stop animals from... (more)

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rachelliott 0 · March 15, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Vegetables do have their own defenses - goitrogens and other harmful chemicals. Most people think they're more beneficial than harmful but they're still present. Personally, I view vegetables as more of a second option food. I really believe... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hey, first post: All I've seen are vague numbers like the numbers in the appendix at the bottom of the post. I haven't seen a full list, such as phytates in cashews, chia seeds, etc. Does anyone have one? These numbers, to me, don't mean... (more)

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Drael 0 · February 24, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Along with its functions as a precursor (for inositol, the brains secondary messenger system), and its potent cell culture shown anti-cancer effects (which are actually pretty compelling), here's some more info about how phytic acid can be good... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Would it be safe to eat just nuts (various kinds, cashew, almonds, etc.) for a meal? Maybe with a little additional fruits?

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James_3 0 · January 01, 2014 at 9:30 PM

Depends on your goals. Safe? Well, unless you have an allergy, you can survive. But nuts aren't very filling, and you probably won't be losing weight (if that's your goal). They're usually high calorie/high carb depending on the nuts. You... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hi, whenever I eat nuts, no matter what amount upwards of ~3, no matter whether fresh, roasted or ground, my stool will be very soft and smeary. That, as you can imagine, is ugly. Why could that be? Also, I have a friend to who... (more)

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Methodician 0 · November 25, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Nuts are typically binding. Any large quantity will constipate most people. They are also a common allergen and since about 3 nuts isn't enough volume to have major gastrointestinal effects from the fat and fiber, I'm guessing you're reacting... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

i lived off their old bagged cashes and almonds a year go when I started Paleo (and because I travel so much for work) but those are now discontinued - any thoughts on these new snacks. I see they have sees and vanilla extract so my initial... (more)

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CD 0 · November 25, 2013 at 1:48 AM

If you need to grab something to eat from starbucks, go for their protein plate: Peanut butter, eggs, cheese, apple, grapes -- or their chicken plate: chicken, lettuce, apple.

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by 598 · about 3 hours ago

Looking for some n=1 accounts of macadamia nut consumption. I know I've gotten carried away before and eaten quite a bit and felt icky but even then I'm not sure it was the nuts or the excess. In theory, they're an excellent food source. Also... (more)

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josephbc 0 · November 25, 2013 at 7:27 AM

I find them easier on the stomach when roasted and/or ground.

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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

My mother a few weeks ago developed red spots on her skin and doctors said it's an allergy but she still doesn't know what allergy it is and the spots are still persisting. I gave her 1 liquid b-complex vitamin, 1 b-complex tablet, 1... (more)

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paleot 0 · November 10, 2013 at 11:12 PM

What kind of niacin (flush or non-flush)? B3 is a vitamin, without it you develop pellagra. Much more likely a nut allergy, the coq10, or something else in the supplements. My vote is the high dose coenzyme-Q10. That sounds... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Hi. My name is Abigail, and I am the mama who went in her kitchen one day and created The YES Bar for my family. I never imagined it would be a business someday, nor did I ever think the bar would earn so many devoted fans and be nominated for... (more)

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abigailrose 0 · October 27, 2013 at 8:56 AM

@paleot So sorry. Not intended in a bad way. Just an honest intro. Please forgive if I have offended. Just wanted to share with you all. :)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

During my detox phase I really ate nuts like a maniac. Now my cravings are more controllable and at leats I imagine that they get fewer and fewer. Eating a huge and fatty breakfast and a huge lunch actually helps a lot even though it's not so... (more)

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Supergirl 0 · October 19, 2013 at 7:17 AM

It is delicious! I always have something to drink right after the almond butter. Also noticed that it keeps me much more full during the day. I actually mix it half almond butter half coconut oil most of the time. Macadamia butter are even more... (more)

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Hi. I'm rather new to paleo, though I've been moving toward eating this way for a while. I've got a couple questions, though. 1 - By eating this way, I seem to go into ketosis without much effort. Prior to doing this full-bore, I had cut... (more)

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samc 0 · October 10, 2013 at 3:04 PM

My wife's side of the family has Celiac issues and she has to a lesser degree issues with grains. Could be she has Celiac but was never tested. I got her to eliminate grains and after six months all is well. I don't think you recover from it,... (more)

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by 2341 · about 3 hours ago

I suffer from a lot of these symptoms; http://www.primalbody-primalmind.com/?p=398 I found it very interesting that pyroluria suffers are lacking Omega 6s and Omega 3s can actually be detrimental. Looking back I can remember some pretty... (more)

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daz 0 · September 22, 2013 at 9:41 AM

some of my comments beneath your question are hidden again (web site issue?), so here they are, never taken krill oil, so i know zero about it, apart from it aint cheap what i mean by quality omega-6's, is food & not processed... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

Shredded coconut, coconut flakes, dried coconut... Whatever you call it, I LOVE THE STUFF! Its the only way I consume coconut in my diet (no coconut milk, oil, flour) I crave it everyday, and have it by the spoon, but one spoon or two is never... (more)

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bananacoconut 0 · September 25, 2013 at 2:23 AM

It's possible that you aren't eating enough fat and your body is craving shredded coconut and nuts because they are primarily made up of fat. Try eating other fat sources but be generous with the serving - avocados, coconut oil, butter, olive... (more)

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by 787 · about 3 hours ago

Does anyone know if the nutrients in nuts are bioavailable? Does roasting make them more so? According to the nutrient tracker I use i'm often low on vitamin E, magnesium & manganese, but a big handful of almonds helps to bump the RDA% of... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 14, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Nuts require thorough mastication to be more digestible. Chew your food! If you really like almonds, and prefer to get E and such from almonds, then unroasted almond butter would probably be a good choice.

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by 10 · about 3 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 723 · about 3 hours ago

In the past, I used to binge on nuts and nut butters. However, once I started supplementing with Omega-3 fish oil, my urge to binge on them gradually went away. Now, I eat them sometimes without a problem. However, like many of you have posted... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · May 29, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Off the cuff, I would say you won't be missing out, provided your diet is varied and rich aside from nuts. Nuts are mainly a source of essential minerals, but if you're eating a wide variety of animals products that are well-raised (organ meats... (more)

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by 108 · about 3 hours ago

Hello! What kinds of nuts would you recommend for a healthy paeleo diet? Which ones are very nutricious? I favor walnuts and almonds. But I can't eat hazel because it makes my mouth itch. I read that peanuts are not really nuts but... (more)

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Cricket 0 · May 29, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Walnuts & Macadamia nuts have the best ratio of omega-3s. Almonds are a good source of arginine as well. Pecans are another great nut. I've always steered clear of "peanuts" as well as Cashews. If you can get your hands on The Paleo Diet by... (more)

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(ignore my english please, I'm from germany) I am female, 16 years old, at around 120 lbs and 5'6 height. My food and health journey started two years ago (due to my sister being a little too heavy, I myself had no "real" issues) and sadly I... (more)

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ivymcivy 0 · May 25, 2013 at 1:19 AM

It really is none of my business, but since you posted here you kind of made it everybody's business. For your height, your weight is at the low end of the optimal range. You already have a history of menstrual problems. If you keep trying to be... (more)

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