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by 598 · about 3 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 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 hours ago

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 · 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 50 · about 3 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 0 · about 3 hours ago

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 598 · about 3 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 3 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 5 · about 3 hours ago

Hi all, I've been using the excellent website Cron-O-Meter to plan a balanced diet and quickly realised that the only way of hitting RDA's on minerals is to consume a few hundred grams of various nuts and seeds, namely brazils and pumpkin seeds as... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 12, 2013 at 5:32 AM

My verdict would be: in moderation. That means a small fist-sized serving once every two or three days maybe. Regarding minerals and vitamins most of them are loaded with them and that's good but most are also high in either omega-6 PUFAs or... (more)

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by 608 · about 3 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 3979 · about 3 hours ago

I have been hacking away at this problem for a long time, and I have not yet gotten satisfactory insight. Here are the "answers" I've gotten that are not satisfactory: "Just don't buy them." - That's a good way to not eat nuts, but it doesn't... (more)

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sage_ 0 · November 23, 2012 at 4:03 PM

i think its the way they come packaged in nature. if we didn't have this strong craving, who would have done all the work to get them out of the shells before humans had tools? humans are lazy, so we evolved huge "so good!" responses to things... (more)

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by 5 · about 3 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 456 · about 3 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 150 · about 3 hours ago

I'm baking a spaghetti squash and I thought I'd roast up the seeds...Ultimately health is my goal, but right now that entails about a 60 pound weight loss...Roast'em or toss'em?

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MathGirl72 0 · August 30, 2012 at 4:18 AM

I've never roasted them, but I'd surmise they would be similar to roasted pumpkin seeds. The worst that will happen is you'll roast them, they'll taste terrible, and you'll never do it again! If they do turn out good, they'd be great mixed into... (more)

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by 789 · about 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 hours ago

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 · about 3 hours ago

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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by 281 · about 3 hours ago

I have purchased sprouted seeds at the store but they are extremely expensive. I'd love to learn to do this myself at home with seeds and nuts. I can't find a good source of information on exactly how to do it. All I seem to be able to locate are... (more)

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Kelly_3 0 · June 04, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I thought you only soaked nuts, not sprout them, but apparently its possible, but not easy: http://www.growyouthful.com/recipes/sprouts.php Beans/Seeds however are sproutable. I found this link (I thought there should be tons because I'm... (more)

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by 1439 · about 3 hours ago

I am interested in thoughts, philosophy, and experiences regarding nuts and seeds. Are nuts and seeds paleo; i.e., do they potentially fit nicely with my genetic structure? Have you had trouble with them? Have they worked well for you? (more)

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VB 0 · June 03, 2012 at 2:16 AM

I had troubles with them. They bothered my stomach. Stopped eating them.

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by 35 · about 3 hours ago

Hiiiii, So I've recently been introduced to the wodners of seeds (like the munchy seeds and nut doctor brands) and I've fallen madly in love. Only problem being, I've not had... ahem... my usual movements since I've started eating them. I know... (more)

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Potato_Avenger 0 · May 21, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Yeah, I'm sorry to say, but seeds do not differ greatly from grains with respect to digestibility; they're rather harsh on the intestines. If you're incapable of limiting them to a handful as a snack, it's probably best to avoid them altogether. I... (more)

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by 15400 · about 3 hours ago

I have been tweaking my diet for a while and I think I pretty much got it (with your help - thank you all). I just need a couple final adjustments. I would really really appreciate if you could spend a minute or two to answer my question: What... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · March 09, 2012 at 8:12 PM

I eat almost no nuts or seeds. They are a good transition food when leaving SAD. However nuts are high in PUFAs.

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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

I find that when i eat corn, peas, seeds, seasame seeds, they don't digest at all. does this mean there is a problem with the digestive system?

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Happy_Now 0 · February 27, 2012 at 10:57 AM

You're fine, but if big seeds are making it through and you were hoping to derive nutrients from them, you might want to chew better. Normally, seeds are hoping to get through the digestive process intact though. Plants can't walk, but they... (more)

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by 30 · about 3 hours ago

Hi All, So...I really like eating sunflower seeds with the shells. I'm reading (here) about my potentially alarming intake of PUFAs but, is there any detriment to consuming the seeds? Thanks

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Mike_T_1 0 · May 30, 2012 at 5:26 AM

Yes, sunflower seeds are higher in PUFA, and most of it is omega 6, so I wouldn't eat them in large quantity. More importantly, are you saying you eat the shells? I wouldn't do that. I don't think we can digest the shell, so you are just... (more)

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by 313 · about 3 hours 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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