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by 48 · August 18, 2014 at 2:56 PM

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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Faun 0 · August 14, 2014 at 7:01 PM

I also watch her channel on youtube mainly for raw desserts ideas. From what I understood she follows 80 10 10 raw vegan diet and it forbiddens from eating many fats. Fats can only contribute to 10% of your daily calories so she is not eating... (more)

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by 583 · May 13, 2014 at 1:50 AM

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 · 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 · 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 583 · January 24, 2014 at 6:09 PM

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 45 · January 20, 2014 at 6:58 PM

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 · 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 583 · September 11, 2013 at 11:21 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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 1353 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

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 253 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

I know that grains protect themselves from being eaten by having a hard outer shell and by producing anti-nutrients, but are nuts and seeds the same way? How do we know they're not just as bad? PS, I'm not a skeptic. I'm just a curious paleo with... (more)

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Christine_Mecklenborg 0 · July 18, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Grains don't have a particularly hard outer shell. They're pretty soft and easy to physically get to (albeit small). Nuts and seed have much harder shells, plus many of them have animals like squirrels gathering, hiding, and forgetting them, so... (more)

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by 456 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

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 35 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Does it count as a fat? A nut? A fruit? I am confused. I try to avoid lots of fruit (FODMAPs) and nuts/nut butters/seeds, but I stil Eat copious amounts of coconut butter, thinking it is neither. Am I wrong? Also, I understand coconut oil is good... (more)

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Diane_4 0 · June 16, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Coconut butter is ground coconut meat. Various brands contain more or less fat. A coconut is a seed. The juice inside is the endosperm. It slowly consolidates to form the stuff we call the coconut meat.