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How come nuts are considered paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

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Phytic acid in the paleo diet?

I am still wondering: why the hell I should avoid rice or beans and feel free to eat nuts?

Most nuts are horrible in terms of phytates and their omega-6/omega-3 ratio is awful. If I have to compare them with, let's say rice, the only reason not to eat rice is the carb load but the rest is a thousand times better than nuts. What's the trick?

I suspect we paleo people have traditionally an overloaded aversion against carbs. But, hey is it really so problematic compared to the other aspects?

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on January 20, 2012
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I don't eat a lot of nuts, but when I do, I opt for sprouted Almonds. Sprouting reduces the phytic acid. You can buy these in the bulk section of many Whole Foods (but they're a lot more expensive). Also, I think it's safe to say that while hunter-gatherers ate some nuts, I don't think they would have been able to eat them by the handful. They probably had to smash the shells off with rocks or something.

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Great answer AC. you really got to the heart of the OP questions.

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on January 20, 2012
at 09:46 PM

You've asked several questions there, when you count the thread title and then the body of your post.

My answer is this: 42.

how-come-nuts-are-considered-paleo?

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on January 20, 2012
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Great answer AC. you really got to the heart of the OP questions.

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on January 20, 2012
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Cuz they were/are available to eat raw and have been ingested by our ancestors, hence without delving into biochemistry we can deduct that the human animal has developed appropriately to handle them well as a class of food.

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