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by 15 · September 11, 2014 at 1:05 AM

This is typically my first meal of the day. Includes three or so of each of the following: brazil nut, pecan nut, almond, hazlenut, pistachio. Plus a handfull of macadamia nuts and a naughty tablespoon of roasted caschew... (more)

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Samuel_Pothier 0 · September 10, 2014 at 1:20 PM

IF - and only if - the theory regarding omegas sounds plausible to you, I would advise to limit the amount of Omega-6 foods you're ingesting. The proponents of the "omega ratio" theory argue that a ratio near 1:1 is ideal for cellular health,... (more)

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by 0 · September 12, 2014 at 6:32 AM

Do you eat nuts? Why/why not?

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TheGastronomer 0 · August 20, 2014 at 4:25 PM

All the time. They're delicious, very nutritious and low carb while high in good quality fat. I like hazelnuts most but almonds and pecans are alright. Macadamias are also great but too expensive for me.

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by 0 · July 19, 2014 at 11:31 PM

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 · 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 · July 01, 2014 at 6:14 AM

I was in the gas station and I noticed nuts coated with Cacao powder. Of couse they used a none paleo friendly oil but it was something I wanted to do at home. I've already soaked and dehydrated the nuts. I'm not very good at making recipes, so I... (more)

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moors 0 · July 01, 2014 at 6:14 AM

melt some cocoa butter, add some natural cocoa powder and some carob extract(which is something like molasses) or honey, mix and cover over nutsOr if you have cacao powder, just mix with some honey or carob extract and cover over nuts.

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by 0 · June 14, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Are nuts important to buy organic? I only eat a handful of raw brazil and mac nuts daily, but can't find organic ones, so I get them from the grocery store.. Bad?

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samanthaalys 0 · June 14, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Try for raw nuts that you can soak/dehydrate/sprout at home. Soaking of the nuts helps in decreasing phytic acid present in the nuts, which helps in improving nutrient uptake and digestibility. I personally have experienced that soaking helps... (more)

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by 48 · June 10, 2014 at 7:09 PM

I don't know how to get enough vitamin E without nuts...I don't do veggie oils except coconut, and I feel like I would have to eat a bag of spinach a day..

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Rosenhazavel 0 · June 10, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Red Palm oil is high in Vitamin E. Papaya provides 11 % of daily Vitamin E. Paprika is another source. Pickles green olives is a source of Vitamin E which can be used with salads

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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 9:46 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 6:49 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 · April 26, 2014 at 11:36 PM

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 · April 23, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Hey everyone can anyone give any points to some good places to buy nuts and seeds of high quality at competitive prices? Many thanks

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unclezillion 0 · April 23, 2014 at 3:35 PM

http://www.suma.coop/ set up a food group

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by 0 · April 21, 2014 at 3:08 PM

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 0 · April 14, 2014 at 3:51 PM

What are the best nuts? All Paleo book authors have different opinions on this although all seem convinced they're correct! Someone must know!

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PaleoSmith 0 · April 14, 2014 at 3:28 PM

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by 2302 · April 12, 2014 at 12:39 PM

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 · April 04, 2014 at 11:36 PM

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 · August 17, 2014 at 11:09 AM

The gist of my question: how are nuts/seeds justifiably paleo (as a significant caloric source)? Many nuts and seeds have more antinutrients than grains do, especially in phytic acid content. They are also in the same boat as grains in that... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · March 24, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Not too educated on the topic, but here's my two cents. Isn't there something wrong with every food? Quite a few foods have phytic acid, oxalic acid, gluten, phenoestrogens, ect... If one was to eliminate any food with anything wrong... (more)

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by 0 · March 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM

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 · February 24, 2014 at 7:32 AM

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 · January 06, 2014 at 2:44 AM

I started the Paleo diet little over two weeks ago and I have noticed an improvement in energy levels following a few initial ill effects (due to sharply reducing my carbohydrates). Unfortunately, I've lost a little weight which isn't desirable... (more)

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AnyonesGhost 0 · January 06, 2014 at 2:39 AM

My opinion is that nuts and seeds are over used ever since people got over the "fat makes you fat" phobia in the 90s and discovered so called "healthy fats" from things like nuts/seeds/avocado/olive oil. If you're an athlete and/or someone... (more)

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by 0 · January 01, 2014 at 9:30 PM

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 · November 27, 2013 at 8:12 AM

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 · November 25, 2013 at 1:48 AM

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 0 · November 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM

I've been following my own version of paleo for the last four months and for the most part it's been great! One of the main challenges for me is the cost and time, I'm a student so my time and money budget is pretty scarce. Lately I've... (more)

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by 583 · November 25, 2013 at 4:21 PM

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 45 · November 15, 2013 at 1:19 PM

I'm going to lay off walnuts and pecans for a week to see if I get positive results, I'm hoping all nuts, such as hazelnuts and macademias, aren't also a problem

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Matt_11 0 · November 15, 2013 at 1:19 PM

Leave a nut-centric diet for squirrels. Daily nuts is probably too much. A few times a week? Probably pushing it still. Serving sizes are tiny, overeating them will very likely cause digestive problems.