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by 53 · about 8 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 1353 · about 9 hours ago

Pumpkin seeds have a great amount of protein, but I have not found any other non-animal products that are as high. Any ideas? BTW I eat lots of animal products, just looking to keep it diverse.

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thhq 0 · February 26, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Dry roasted hazelnuts are 15% protein, dried black walnuts are 24% protein. That's about as high protein as vegetables get unless you use protein isolates or eat legumes.

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by 608 · about 9 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 432 · about 9 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 9 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 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 4111 · about 9 hours ago

I like Indian food quite a bit. I am slowly learning what spices they use. Some such as fennugreek, cumin, fennel, and carraway and coriander are from seeds. Do these seeds cause digestive irrition or have high levels of omega 6?

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Kamal 0 · June 08, 2012 at 2:22 AM

I'm Indian, and Indian spices fuck me up. Is that like cosmic irony or something? Really though, I ate Indian food for dinner almost every single day for the first 18 years of my life, and my insides always felt like they were melting and my nose... (more)

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by 281 · about 9 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 9 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 9 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 5 · about 9 hours ago

So pumpkin seed oil- is it paleo?

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · March 14, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I'm starting to think that the answer to the "is it paleo?" question is generally the same answer as the question "would you eat it if you made it yourself?" I'm sure there are exceptions, but in general, if the answer to the the second question... (more)

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by 15400 · about 9 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 30 · about 9 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 9 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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by 974 · about 10 hours ago

OK I know Macadamian nuts are the 1st choice b/c of omega break down. What would be the next best nut/seed?

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Stephen_Aegis 0 · February 18, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Presuming you wont allow the CocoNUT, then from an Omega 6 standpoint, here are 1/4 cup totals Macadamias ??? 0.5 g Cashews ??? 2.6 g Hazelnuts ??? 2.7 g Pistachio ??? 4.1 g Almonds ??? 4.36 g Pecans ??? 5.8 g Brazil nuts ??? 7.2 g Walnuts... (more)

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by 400 · about 10 hours 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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