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Am I eating too many nuts?

Commented on September 11, 2014
Created September 10, 2014 at 9:09 AM

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 nut butter. Is that too many nuts?

Also includes sauerkraut, an avocado, cucumber, celery, couple of pieces of dried mango and pineapple, unpasteurised cheese, blueberries and a tin of one of the following: tuna, mackerel or salmon.

Edit: forgot to add that I have a teaspoon of Blue Ice fermented cod liver oil and butter blend.

  

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on September 10, 2014
at 05:25 PM

That TUNA!!! In olive oil?! Yummm. Why is tuna sooooo good?

That's all the nuts you eat? That's nothing lol. I eat about a cup of hazelnuts on a regular basis. Doing good there by the way, that's a well executed paleo diet. Well done.

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on September 10, 2014
at 01:20 PM

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, and thus reduced inflammation and optimal health. 


As far as I remember, the only Omega-3-positive food you have on your plate is the tuna and MAYBE the cheese depending on the animal's nutrition. The avocado and the nuts are excessively high in Omega-6.

You can check the level of Omegas in each food item by searching "nutrition data" on Google (I cannot post any link yet.)

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on September 10, 2014
at 01:24 PM

Thanks. I forgot to add that I have a teaspoon of Blue Ice fermented cod liver oil and butter blend.

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on September 10, 2014
at 05:18 PM

1:1 is not a reasonable ratio. 10:1 is probably a more realistic ratio (achievable using a varied diet). 

Also, avocados are not excessively high in omega-6. A whole avocado has a "whopping" 3.4 grams of omega-6. Nobody seriously should say that's "excessive." The nuts do tend to be a litle PUFA heavy and if that's a daily intake, it seems a bit high. 

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on September 10, 2014
at 06:14 PM

Matt, from my understanding of the recent reasearch, it is argued that the closer you are from the 1:1 ratio, the healthier you stand to be. 

I can't add any link, but you can find a graph that shows the relation in several countries between death by cardiovascular disease and general ratio of omegas in the diet. 

To no surprise, the Groenland with 2-3:1 sees much much fewer incidents than Quebec, where the ratio is around 10:1

Read around, you'll be surprised.

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on September 11, 2014
at 01:05 AM

Oh, I've read around. Low PUFA low ratio diets are odd things though. Generally they'll be restrictive and not varied (not good). Allowed fat sources are coconut (nearly zero PUFA), cold-water fish (nearly all omega-3) and ruminants (low PUFA, decent ratio.) Anything else will push PUFAs and ratio higher. Ratio and amount of PUFA essentially doesn't matter if you're consuming whole foods. 

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on September 10, 2014
at 10:23 AM

Looks good to me, the omega 6-a-phobes may say different but it's all whole food sources and you're getting some omega 3's from the fish to balance it out anyway, that roasted cashew butter looks amazing btw, drool!

 

+1 for the food porn

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on September 10, 2014
at 01:24 PM

Thanks. I forgot to add that I have a teaspoon of Blue Ice fermented cod liver oil and butter blend.

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