I am an athlete (basketball player) currently on the paleo diet. I am looking to lean out, but feel as if I will not get enough energy if I take both fruits and nuts out of my diet. Which of the two if taken out would yield better results for... (more)
nuts are far more calorie dense than fruit. take the nuts out, keep the fruit. it's VLC mythos that fruit will magically prevent fat loss. energy balance will always rule, even if people are too stupid to believe it.
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)
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)
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?
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)
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.
Hey everyone can anyone give any points to some good places to buy nuts and seeds of high quality at competitive prices? Many thanks
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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.
Hi, 21 year old female college student here with a few questions regarding paleo fat loss. I'm a celiac and lactose intolerant for life so before even knowing what paleo was I was roughly following the "diet" already. 2months ago I decided to... (more)
Shredded coconut, coconut flakes, dried coconut... Whatever you call it, I LOVE THE STUFF! Its the only way I consume coconut in my diet (no coconut milk, oil, flour) I crave it everyday, and have it by the spoon, but one spoon or two is never... (more)
It's possible that you aren't eating enough fat and your body is craving shredded coconut and nuts because they are primarily made up of fat. Try eating other fat sources but be generous with the serving - avocados, coconut oil, butter, olive... (more)
What about doing both? Does anyone soak nuts, dehydrate them, AND THEN also roast them? Roasted nuts taste way better to me, but soaking nuts is way healthier. What about doing both? Soak them but then toast them?
Does anyone know if the nutrients in nuts are bioavailable? Does roasting make them more so? According to the nutrient tracker I use i'm often low on vitamin E, magnesium & manganese, but a big handful of almonds helps to bump the RDA% of... (more)
Nuts require thorough mastication to be more digestible. Chew your food! If you really like almonds, and prefer to get E and such from almonds, then unroasted almond butter would probably be a good choice.
I often hear that walnuts are not paleo because of their high omega 6 content. Instead we should focus on macadamias and cashews. I see that the latter's omega6/3 ratio is better. But what is the evolutionary argument? Did Grok not eat all nuts?... (more)
I love nuts. They are filling, crunchy, tasty and just plain different than most things I eat while on a strict Paleo diet. Which types are the best? Currently I eat about a cup of either marcoa almonda, walnuts or cashews about every other day.... (more)