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Berries and nuts

Answered on May 27, 2014
Created May 25, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Are berries amed nuts necessary to include in ones diet? Or can I stick to eating just eggs, meat, fish, vegetables, avocado and coconut oil + omega 3-oil?

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Just a bajillion and one phytochemicals. Sure, not absolutely necessary… but likely beneficial!

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on May 27, 2014
at 06:49 AM

No reason to exclude and many reasons to include nuts and many seeds unless you will go through an autoimmune elimination period. Consume some variety of available berries also, IMO.

Avocado will give you most of the tocopherols you get otherwise, and gamma tocopherol, for example, is what is found to be deficient in many diseases, which is not enough in avocado, and alpha tocopherol is found to reduce gamma tocopherol levels in tissues, which is the main form of tocopherols in avocado.

For example sesame seeds, on the other hand, are found to increase both tocopherols and tocotrienols in tissues(with a diet including tocotrienols), it reduces the elimination of them from the body, thus they accumulate in your skin and protect them from inside out, for example.

Editing: But soaking nuts and seeds when it's practical is good to reduce phytates, I always soak my almonds more than a week in salty water and dry them.

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on May 26, 2014
at 11:39 PM

i rarely eat berries but have 1 tbsp of nut butter once or twice a week. i dont see them as necessary for my diet though.

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on May 25, 2014
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I personally have a hard time getting Vitamin E without nuts, although it would be possible. I don't see why anyone would need berries, they don't really have that much in the way of nutrition verse other foods.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on May 26, 2014
at 11:24 PM

Just a bajillion and one phytochemicals. Sure, not absolutely necessary… but likely beneficial!

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on May 25, 2014
at 08:00 PM

I think one could easily survive without them. Plenty of people with allergies to nuts get on just fine without them. Berries contain antioxidants and vitamins, but I hazard to guess that other sources of antioxidants (leafy greens, coffee, artichokes, to name a few) would be adequate replacements. I think you'd be fine without them, or as just occasional treats, especially if you stick to the nutrient-dense foods you mentioned.

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on May 25, 2014
at 04:12 PM

If you are going to include Nuts and Berries, you should certainly consider what the NY Times and others said about Cavemen. They survived primarily on Tiger Nuts and are perfect for the Paleo Diet.

They have ten times the fiber of cashews, five times walnuts and three times almonds, are 100% Gluten Free, Organic, Dairy Free, NUT FREE (they are a tuber), Low in Calories and Fats, High in Nutrition and taste great too.

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