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by 313 · 1 minute ago

I am aware of what these inhibitors can do, and I have heard that there are different types in nuts and seeds than in grains and legumes. But I could be wrong. My question is: does anyone know the extent of the damage caused by the trypsin... (more)

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J__Stanton___gnolls_org 0 · February 02, 2012 at 2:19 AM

Some information that may help: Protease inhibitors (trypsin is a protease) stop digestive enzymes from breaking down proteins. Seeds have them so that even if they're swallowed, they won't get digested and will be crapped out while still... (more)

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by 346 · 12 minutes ago

The frequent condemnation of "industrial seed oils" implies the existence of non-toxic non-industrial seed oils, which brings up two questions: 1) How do I distinguish between the two types of seed oils? 2) Am I right in assuming that... (more)

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Erica_6 0 · November 03, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Try macadamia nut oil, and you'll never need a seed oil ever again. It's the most delicious thing ever, and it's high in monounsaturated fats much like olive oil. Mac is the new olive.

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by 393 · 18 minutes ago

Does anyone know if consuming a lot of dried dill seeds regularly has any bad side-effects? I want to eat about 15-25 grams of them per day to round out my calcium intake. They taste really pungent though, and I read that they kill bacteria in the... (more)

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mallory 0 · September 06, 2011 at 3:42 PM

why dont you just eat egg shells, thats what i do :)

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by 400 · 37 minutes ago

Has anybody experimented with Chia Seeds? I've tried one recipe for a Chia Fresca drink, but I don't think the directions were correct. What's your favorite recipe for a Chia Seeds drink? What's your favorite whole foods dish to add Chia Seeds to? (more)

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Kirik_Jenness 0 · February 16, 2011 at 9:01 PM

I put them on steamed veggies sometimes and other times I add them into my green smoothies. These guys here are often very interested in feeling as if they are "on top" of things and can get defensive if you go outside their comfort zones or... (more)

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by 4620 · 41 minutes ago

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 4:30 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 20787 · 43 minutes ago

I noticed when I eat corn kernals, I simply do not digest them in any way. They come out looking exactly the same as when they entered. I thought this was weird until I met someone else who said the same happens with her for any type of corn,... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · October 11, 2010 at 4:20 AM

Yeah, with quinoa, corn, and wild rice in particular. We aren't ruminants: our bodies have a tough time breaking down the plant cell walls. Maybe if you eat this crap all the time you get more bacteria that can help deal with it or maybe it's... (more)

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by 267 · about 1 hour ago

Winter is coming soon, and with it the need to feel cozy after being out in the harsh weather. In my youth that would consist of a hot shower followed by a hot chocolate and a hot bowl of chunky soup. Now, most chunky winter soups usually contain... (more)

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Kitzu 0 · December 31, 2010 at 5:50 AM

Carmelize onions in a lot of butter or coconut oil before you add to soups. They actually thicken the soup a lot. Some types of capsicum peppers also thicken up with long slow cooking.

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by 1655 · about 1 hour ago

Very naive question; I feel stoopid because after all this time I should know this and it's difficult for me to find an answer on the Interwebs: Are seeds grains? If the answer to that is "sometimes", then my follow-up question is: what is the... (more)

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Mr__T 0 · May 29, 2010 at 9:08 PM

I'm looking at my package of Salba (a version of Chia seeds). Per tablespoon: 2740 mg of Omega-3 760 mg of Omega-6 250 mg of Omega-9 400 mg of Saturated fat 230 mg of Monounsaturated 4.5 g of carbs (.4 g of soluble fiber and 3.7g of... (more)

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by 15 · about 1 hour ago

Apparently it is from South America, gluten free, and has appeared in Costco in a 4lb bag for $10.00 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinoa What does anyone know that may be a deterrant from eating it? (more)

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PortlandAllan 0 · March 07, 2010 at 3:30 AM

I know it tastes horrible. I know it is ridiculously expensive for what is essentially a staple-grain. I know you can't go to a pot-luck in Portland without some half-starved-lookin' hippie bringing a crock-pot of the stuff. That's all I need to... (more)

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by 58 · about 24 hours ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoK_QdVve9EKristina really makes me feel like physic acid and omega 6 ratios and being afraid of nuts is crazy. She is GLOWING! LOOK AT HER! How come she can eat so many nuts, phytic acid, no animal fats and be so... (more)

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CD 0 · August 13, 2014 at 7:14 PM

worry less about what works for other people -- and more about what works for you.

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by 598 · about 24 hours ago

It's obviously not natural but it's still fruit and, presumably, has a similar nutrient profile just with the added convenience of not watching out for seeds. Seedless fruit is easier to eat at your desk but is there more to it? For example,... (more)

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glib 0 · May 09, 2014 at 7:30 PM

A little knowledge of fruits will help you in the right direction. examples from fruits that are my mainstays during certain periods of the year: - apples. There are a number of varieties that are essentially wild apples. We eat 90% Northern... (more)

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by 0 · about 24 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 24 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 598 · about 24 hours ago

I am thinking about getting a sprouter and sprouting beans and other seeds. I really like sprouts. Any good reason not to eat sprouted beans? Would, say, sprouted lentils still be chock full of folate? I cold use more folate and I'd rather... (more)

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Methodician 0 · January 24, 2014 at 5:19 PM

^BUMP^ Still haven't quite gotten a clear answer. Can one of you know-it-alls please come and tell me if sprouting will remove/mitigate the antinutrients while preserving the good stuff?

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by 50 · about 24 hours ago

So I'm starting a garden and I'd like to grow organic fruits and vegetables that are not as high in sugar as what you'll find at the grocery store. I've read wild fruits and vegetables have a much better nutrition profile than even organic stuff... (more)

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glib 0 · January 20, 2014 at 6:58 PM

do not forget to specify the type of soil, approximate pH, and other relevant info.

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by 598 · about 24 hours ago

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 -2 · about 24 hours ago

Hi I had an interesting "revelation" today regarding life! I consider myself very into food and how it is connected to our health. I am not a scientist or botanist so please let me know if I'm wrong, but according to what I've just read online,... (more)

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SUSTAINEDfitness 0 · August 21, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Just because something is part of a plant (or animal for that matter) doesn't mean it needs to be eaten, or is healthy to eat.

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by 608 · about 24 hours ago

I went to my local supermarket today and bought a little bag of chia seeds. From what i read they are better than flax. Can i incorporate them into my everyday diet? Or should i just eat 'em everynow and then?

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Janknitz 0 · December 12, 2012 at 4:34 AM

Here's what Sisson says: https://twitter.com/altonbrown/status/277631493063458816 I have them occasionally.

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by 5 · about 24 hours ago

I am New and Confused. Please let me know if seeds are allowed. Primarily: Sunflower, Pumpkin, sesame, poppy and flax. Thank you for your responses :)

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Devon 0 · November 05, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Try to stick with organic. You shouldn't go at a whole bag at once though, same with nuts. I agree with the above. Don't use the seed oils for cooking (canola, sunflower, safflower, etc...). Quinoa is the only seed that you should avoid... because... (more)

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by 432 · about 24 hours ago

To what extent are vegetables overrated? Have we been brainwashed by the marketing of vegetables/fruits just as much as by anti-cholesterol/saturated fat propaganda? When we read nutritional profiles, how do we know that the figures for... (more)

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Rose 0 · November 04, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Here's a great study that ended up (inadvertently) being a study of a fruit-and-vegetable free diet. The short version goes like this: A group of researchers wanted to test the effectiveness of green tea as an anti-oxidant, so they put 16 people... (more)

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by 456 · about 24 hours ago

I started to eat raw sunflower seeds for a few days (about a handful a day) and I started to feel off... just irritable, tired, and slightly sickly. I took them out for a week and I felt fine. I grabbed a handful last night and I woke up this... (more)

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PhysiqueRescue 0 · October 03, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Paleo. However, it may be something that you don't tolerate well. I avoid them because they are a trigger food for me. If there is a jar of sunflower seed butter in the house, it won't survive the day! Matt PhysiqueRescue.com (more)

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by 789 · October 31, 2014 at 3:47 AM

1 being = NOT BAD AT ALL 10 being = OMG THAT'S SATAN! It seems that I have developed a bad habit for these gluten free bars at Starbucks. The label says gluten free, wheat free, dairy free. It's basically filled with nuts, cinnamon, seeds,... (more)

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CD 0 · August 03, 2012 at 3:09 PM

I assume you are talking about KIND bars (as they are the only bars I have ever seen at Starbucks, and they are gluten free). Kind Bars typically contain some Nuts, Seeds, Honey, and then chicory root fiber, crisp rice, Madagascar vanilla, ... (more)

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by 456 · October 31, 2014 at 3:46 AM

I bought some cashew butter because I miss peanut butter, and I find the cashew butter tastes pretty good. Then I realized "What if cashews are legumes too?!" Are cashews paleo? Are they legumes or nuts?

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Chinaeskimo 0 · July 15, 2012 at 10:50 PM

The concerns I have heard relate to toxic oils present in the shell of the nut (well, seed). If you notice, you will never see cashews sold whole its shell. This is because the toxins present require cashews to be harvested by people wearing... (more)

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by 277 · October 31, 2014 at 3:44 AM

So I'd like to tell people to eat their veggies, and then point out that that doesn't mean they should eat grains and legumes. But I also want to do it accurately. Which I guess means I have several questions regarding definitions of things in... (more)

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More_Butter_Please 0 · June 26, 2012 at 6:32 PM

I've found that using the term "green vegetables" is a clear enough term to get my point across to most people. They usually get that corn, potatoes, and dried beans are not in that category, and that I'm talking about broccoli, kale, etc. Not... (more)

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by 20 · October 31, 2014 at 3:43 AM

I have asked a couple of "resources" out there and we all know that many are misinformed about the paleo diet and I could not find a reference in my actual paleo book written by cordain. I have been told that coffee comes from "coffee beans"... (more)

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mzrdnan 0 · June 18, 2012 at 3:36 PM

It is the pit inside the red or purple fruit often referred to as a cherry. Even though they are seeds, they are incorrectly referred to as 'beans' because of their resemblance to true beans. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_bean - check out... (more)

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