Am I missing out on any vital nutrients by not eating nuts?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 29, 2013 at 2:24 PM

In the past, I used to binge on nuts and nut butters. However, once I started supplementing with Omega-3 fish oil, my urge to binge on them gradually went away. Now, I eat them sometimes without a problem. However, like many of you have posted here, they don't really satisfy my appetite or fill me up. I am either still hungry or hungrier after I eat them. I am quicker, better, and longer satisfied when I get my fats from butter, extra virgin olive oil, and natural meat fats. So, my question is, would I be missing out on any vital or important nutrients if I practically stopped eating nuts altogether? I know that they have many vitamins and minerals. However, I do supplement with a daily multivitamin. Thanks! :)



on May 29, 2013
at 04:51 PM

http://cronometer.com/ might be helpful.



on May 29, 2013
at 03:27 PM

Maybe magnesium? See if you're getting enough from other sources.

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on May 29, 2013
at 02:34 PM

Off the cuff, I would say you won't be missing out, provided your diet is varied and rich aside from nuts. Nuts are mainly a source of essential minerals, but if you're eating a wide variety of animals products that are well-raised (organ meats are especially good in terms of nutrient density) as well as a good spread of vegetables, you should be easily hitting your RDAs on the minerals without needing to resort to nuts. However, I'm by no means an expert on the nutrients in nuts. Anyone else with more experience able to weigh in?

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