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Too many almonds what could happen?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 06, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I have IC which is pretty much inflammation and thinning of the bladder lining. You wouldn't think it but the main cause for pain in those with IC is trigger foods. I still get the pain but refuse to pop pain pills everyday like i used to do. I've found that eating a hand full (about 5-10) almonds almost immediately takes my IC pain away!!

The thing is on any given day I can have a few flare ups, which means eating a handful of almonds up to 3x a day. Is this too much? What would the consequences of too many almonds be if any?

I read this link and besides for good things about them being ant-inflammatory and heart healthy I cant make much out of it: http://westernfarmpress.com/study-shows-almonds-anti-inflammation-and-heart-benefits

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on September 06, 2012
at 06:08 PM

Thank you! I get raw ones from our co-op...

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on September 06, 2012
at 05:42 PM

word. Just be aware that the calories can pile up fast.

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I would not worry about. Traditional HGs will consume vast quantities of nuts much higher in omega 6 than almonds, and are healthy people. Personally, I enjoy almonds find them to have an anti-inflammatory affect as well. However, I don't go over an ounce (or two small handfulls/22 nuts) a day.

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on September 06, 2012
at 05:40 PM

Almonds are fine. Just get them as fresh as you can and enjoy.

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on September 06, 2012
at 05:42 PM

word. Just be aware that the calories can pile up fast.

872e070c104d70d10d2bd79602c3940b

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on September 06, 2012
at 06:08 PM

Thank you! I get raw ones from our co-op...

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on September 06, 2012
at 10:40 PM

100 grams of almonds has 12 grams of omega 6 - that is more than you need for one day. Macadamia or hazelnuts are lower in omega 6. Go easy on nuts http://paleozonenutrition.com/2011/05/10/omega-6-and-3-in-nuts-oils-meat-and-fish-tools-to-get-it-right/

Also a trial of a seed and nut free diet is recommended if you have auto-immune issues

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on September 06, 2012
at 10:57 PM

I've soaked and prepared some great almonds recently. In the last week or so, I've probably had a pound. I think they are great, but I have noticed a little bit of additional "irritability." I can definitely notice a slight difference as I'm usually spot-on with my routine.

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on September 06, 2012
at 07:37 PM

The only caveat I know of with almonds is that they inhibit lysine absorption, which is especially important if you have cold sores or any form of herpes. In this case, too many almonds could cause an outbreak. You might try looking up the lysine connection to other issues, and if there is one with IC. Another anti-inflammatory to try is curcumin. Might help in general. Good luck.

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