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Nuts and seeds survey: please answer

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 09, 2012 at 7:12 PM

I have been tweaking my diet for a while and I think I pretty much got it (with your help - thank you all). I just need a couple final adjustments.

I would really really appreciate if you could spend a minute or two to answer my question:

  1. What seeds/ nuts do you eat?
  2. How often?
  3. In what amounts?

Even if you do not eat any, I would be very grateful if you could explain why - a very short answer will do.

I am not interested in oils, only seeds and nuts for now. Thanks again!!!

I would like to ask people not to down vote anybody - it is just a survey, everybody is different.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on June 06, 2012
at 10:40 PM

I'll just say me too plus sesame seeds sometimes.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on June 06, 2012
at 03:57 PM

Berries don't seem to be that bad for my skin, I just thought they caused some issues but apparently it was the bone broth. Maybe if I had taken more retinol back then it would have been okay.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on March 10, 2012
at 08:12 PM

I like them roasted too but I'm just lazy. Heyre good enough raw for me. Cashews especially are pretty good raw. Some nuts he difference between roasted and raw is more pronounced I find.

3bad4b0b105bf44d7650e7fdfbe15cbd

(860)

on March 10, 2012
at 02:51 PM

Nuts have been repeatedly linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Antinutrients aren't always bad. Polyphenols bind iron and prevent it's absorption (potentially good for many men who have too much iron anyway), but polyphenols have been shown to have a whole host of positive anti-X assocations (e.g. antiviral, anticarcinogenic, etc.). A blanket exclusion seems unsupported. PUFAs paired with antioxidants naturally as in nuts are likely not nearly as bad as PUFAs from processed vegetable oils. FWIW I eat a handful or two a day. But I also eat 4000+ calories a day, so the ratio is low.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on March 10, 2012
at 03:57 AM

Man, I find raw nuts so tasteless. I always have to roast them, but I guess that doesn't help with the whole "don't eat lots of nuts" thing when they smell and taste so heavenly when toasted..

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on March 10, 2012
at 03:23 AM

+1. I did rely on almonds for a while when I was transitioning. Currently, I do not snack and I can't remember the last nut I ate.

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1626)

on March 10, 2012
at 03:23 AM

And gut irritants and antinutrients. Similar to grains. Some will be able to handle some grains better than nuts and seeds. Stick with macadamias!

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on March 09, 2012
at 08:04 PM

I cook everyday, for every meal. Leftovers for lunch from dinner the night before. I probably use nuts once or twice a week (at most), although I may use coconut milk once and then also snack on a coconut I cracked open throughout the week.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on March 09, 2012
at 07:41 PM

Could you please explain "infrequently" - once a week, once a month? Thank you for your answer!

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on March 09, 2012
at 08:12 PM

I eat almost no nuts or seeds. They are a good transition food when leaving SAD. However nuts are high in PUFAs.

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1626)

on March 10, 2012
at 03:23 AM

And gut irritants and antinutrients. Similar to grains. Some will be able to handle some grains better than nuts and seeds. Stick with macadamias!

3bad4b0b105bf44d7650e7fdfbe15cbd

(860)

on March 10, 2012
at 02:51 PM

Nuts have been repeatedly linked to lower risk of cardiovascular disease. Antinutrients aren't always bad. Polyphenols bind iron and prevent it's absorption (potentially good for many men who have too much iron anyway), but polyphenols have been shown to have a whole host of positive anti-X assocations (e.g. antiviral, anticarcinogenic, etc.). A blanket exclusion seems unsupported. PUFAs paired with antioxidants naturally as in nuts are likely not nearly as bad as PUFAs from processed vegetable oils. FWIW I eat a handful or two a day. But I also eat 4000+ calories a day, so the ratio is low.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on March 10, 2012
at 03:23 AM

+1. I did rely on almonds for a while when I was transitioning. Currently, I do not snack and I can't remember the last nut I ate.

4
Df6dabaf4b1ef3d5db980ad64c501a5b

on March 10, 2012
at 12:39 PM

Almost none. Way too snackable for me, so I don't keep any in the house. The only time I've had nuts in recent memory was when I was served a tiny packet of peanuts on my last flight.

4
7d64d3988de1b0e493aacf37843c5596

(2861)

on March 09, 2012
at 07:36 PM

I eat 2-3 Brazil nuts per day (mainly for the selenium). It's not that easy some days to limit myself to just 2-3 though, and sometimes I have more.

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on March 09, 2012
at 07:18 PM

  1. Almonds, pistachios, pecans, cashews, coconuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, filberts, chestnuts, macadamias ... pretty much all nuts, little to no seeds.
  2. Infrequently. Usually as a condiment, or used in cooking. Every great so often I use almond flour in a paleo-ified baked good. I eat coconut more regularly than the rest.
  3. Very small amounts -- enough for flavor. I use coconut milk slightly more, but really just for flavor.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on March 09, 2012
at 07:41 PM

Could you please explain "infrequently" - once a week, once a month? Thank you for your answer!

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on March 09, 2012
at 08:04 PM

I cook everyday, for every meal. Leftovers for lunch from dinner the night before. I probably use nuts once or twice a week (at most), although I may use coconut milk once and then also snack on a coconut I cracked open throughout the week.

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad

(4266)

on June 06, 2012
at 10:40 PM

I'll just say me too plus sesame seeds sometimes.

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on March 10, 2012
at 02:01 AM

Cashews, daily, maybe 1.5 ounces.

Pecans, 2-3 times per week, maybe .5 ounce each time.

Macadamia, maybe once a month, prolly 1.5 ounces.

Those are all raw by the way. They're not sprouted, soaked, or anything else. They're just plain raw nuts.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on March 10, 2012
at 03:57 AM

Man, I find raw nuts so tasteless. I always have to roast them, but I guess that doesn't help with the whole "don't eat lots of nuts" thing when they smell and taste so heavenly when toasted..

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on March 10, 2012
at 08:12 PM

I like them roasted too but I'm just lazy. Heyre good enough raw for me. Cashews especially are pretty good raw. Some nuts he difference between roasted and raw is more pronounced I find.

3
D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

on March 10, 2012
at 01:28 AM

No nuts or seeds for me.

Phytic acid blocks the absorption of minerals. Omega 6 "causes troubles everywhere". The fats are inferior to beef fat, butter, and cream. And the carbs are not nearly as satisfying as egg yolks or liver.

I need all my food to be the best nourishment I can get for the money and the calories.

3
Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32566)

on March 09, 2012
at 10:30 PM

None. Avoiding phytates & PUFAs.

3
9a86fa04b1a69b788e379093c7b83ef5

(402)

on March 09, 2012
at 07:20 PM

I have a handful of almonds maybe a couple times a week. I try not to keep many nuts around the house, beacause they will disapear fast! :)

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8d93455e9b5c459d2a290f55fa7c238f

on June 12, 2012
at 01:53 PM

I've been experimenting with nuts and seeds and have managed to control the binges... mainly.

  • I eat all kinds, except peanuts, in their complete raw form.
  • Currently, about 3-4 times a week (though considering eliminating to see effects on weightloss
  • Can vary from a small handful, to around 4 handfuls.

Pre-paleo I used to eat a lot of seeds for the nutrition, but as I eat a lot more fat (fresh avocado/avocado oil and coconut oil) I don't see the point. Plus I find them as much, if not more addictive.

Have a look at Mark Sisson's thoughts on nuts http://www.marksdailyapple.com/nuts-and-phytic-acid/#axzz1xaRSo8ow

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A4587cfef29863db612c43f89c202cc1

on March 10, 2012
at 01:14 PM

I love seeds and nuts, but I'm not eating them currently because I'm trying to lose a little weight. Macadamia nuts, in my opinion, are one serving per jar. I just love them. I normally eat macs, almonds and pecans.

2
85f91220dc9fe7486eec8c4305139c7e

(383)

on March 10, 2012
at 01:02 PM

I don't eat nuts or seeds. I used to a long time ago.

I tried some at Christmas and my mouth started to hurt and my throat started to feel tight after 2 nuts.

I'll skip the emergency room, thanks.

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7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on March 10, 2012
at 03:47 AM

I eat a small handful of pistachios about 3 times a week. I put them in my kid's lunches too. Almonds upset my stomach but I once in awhile will use almond meal to make a pizza crust--I usually pay for it though.

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627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

on March 10, 2012
at 03:24 AM

I stick with macadamia nuts since they are very high in monounsaturated fat and low in omega 6 fatty acids.

I also enjoy blanched almonds. All other nuts are consumed in extreme moderation.

I'll admit that I still enjoy peanuts or peanut butter when its available for me. I no longer purchase it myself.

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Aa6717c2a045f299009541b941e8a821

(340)

on March 10, 2012
at 03:15 AM

I only use them for snacks, mostly almonds/macadamias/brazil, or when I need something in-between lunch & dinner (I usually have about a 7 hour window due to work). However, I only ever have a small handful just to stop the hunger.

I've never found them to be too harmful for me but I don't generally eat more than a small serving & only eat them 3-4times per week. Should note, I eat them raw. I have tried soaking then cooking on low heat to lower the lectins, but didn't really think the small benefit was worth the trouble.

I also use raw tahini (ground sesame seeds) a couple of times a week (1-2 tablespoons in a dish for two people) as it's a good source of calcium and it's great alternative to dairy to make creamy dressings/sauces.

I also find that most people will always have nuts available, so it's a good option when you need to eat something in a pinch. Same with dried fruit - not the best choice nutritionally due to their high fructose content, but good to have if you are caught out without food somewhere.

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Fd7b128cf714044a86d8bd822c7a8992

(4292)

on March 10, 2012
at 02:36 AM

I try to stay away from them altogether since they're a huge binge trigger. The only time I eat them is if I'm stuck somewhere and I can buy a single-serving package and then leave the store before eating them. Then I'll eat almonds or cashews or whatever they have. Even that I try to stay away from since it really gets me into an unhealthy line of thought - my portion is enforcedly controlled by the size of the package but just eating the nuts takes my brain right back to the emotional/binge eating mindset.

I really wish I could have a healthy relationship with nuts since they're so convenient, but I've tried so many times and the only solution for me is to avoid them.

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03bb06ced2ae02a265909342d4cf3e75

on March 10, 2012
at 02:25 AM

I avoid nuts because I've found that they are difficult for me to digest, and sometimes trigger migraines for me. They're also high in PUFAs, which I think causes my skin to break out, so I avoid them most of the time for that reason too.

I do however usually have roasted salted pistachios in the shell on hand, because I like to have something crunchy and salty to eat while I'm cooking dinner. I used to eat crackers to fulfill this, but switched to the pistachios as a transition food. Since they are in the shell, it takes extra time and effort to eat them, which slows me down and keeps me from eating too many since I just continuously munch until dinner is ready.

I also keep raw macadamias on hand at work in case I get hungry in the afternoon, then I have a handful or two with some tea with honey as a snack to keep me going.

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A5410f987b53c5dc97e8a457c6832ed7

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on March 09, 2012
at 11:14 PM

I will snack on nuts when they're around, but I try to avoid them when I can because they're very calorie dense and most are high in O-6. I'm not that disciplined with portion control, so it's easy for me to over-consume nuts.

Typically I will go for macadamia (favorite), almonds, pistachios, cashews, hazelnuts, pine nuts, etc. When I snack, I try to limit myself to a small handful, but with macs around, sometimes I will go way overboard. Good thing they're expensive, so I don't buy them all the time.

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F514c59692c45189d46cc01c34961153

(375)

on March 09, 2012
at 10:15 PM

  1. I consume macadamia, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds and a few others. I do not consume any cashews or peanuts.

  2. How often? I go in spurts, typically try to not eat them every day. A few days during the week. If they run out I'll go a couple weeks with out them at all.

  3. In what amounts? I tend to binge on nuts easily but I plan my consumption to prevent an overload of calories/carbs. I can't do just a few nuts, typically 2 handfuls is satisfying but I take fish oil and watch my omega 6 and carb intake for the rest of the day.

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0fb8b3d6dcfb279b0f7e050d2d22510f

(4645)

on March 09, 2012
at 09:24 PM

I only eat seeds or nuts at the end of autnum and winter as their fat was meant for that timne of the year. Walnuts, Almonds and hazelnuts mostly. I do cook with chestnuts just cause I like the taste. I never eat seeds or nuts in the spring or summer. Oh I have been drinking a Kombucha with Chia seeds but I'm weak.

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Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

(12540)

on March 09, 2012
at 09:20 PM

Generally, I don't eat nuts or seeds much any more. I found that my body doesn't really like them much. That said, there are a few specific things that I -do- use nuts for:

macadamia or cashew nuts: I'll use up to 1/4 cup added to a curry/stew to thicken (Pureed with some of the broth from the curry/stew)

Pistachios: I'll use up to 1/4 cup on occasion in curries or as the primary nut in pesto sauce

Flax seed: I'll use up to 2 tablespoons of crushed flax seeds as a thickener.

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on March 09, 2012
at 09:18 PM

  1. I eat all nuts, but try to get in some almonds, macadamias and brazils mostly. I eat seeds here and there, mostly sesame seeds. 2. I usually eat at least a nut or two every day, and maybe a whole handful a few times a week. 3. I don't usually measure. I usually just use them to tide me over between meals, and just a few nuts works fine for me.

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1bbcd2122d9c75b07440f22ef57d6448

(2934)

on March 09, 2012
at 08:41 PM

  1. Almonds are my go-to nut of choice, but I have walnuts or sunflower seeds on occasion. Others (pumpkin seeds, macadamias, etc) rarely.
  2. Just about every day. If my lunch isn't quite fitting the bill, add the nuts. If I get home and dinner is impossibly far away, nuts come out again.
  3. I don't measure, and the number differs based on the situation. For a snack, maybe a small handful (10 almonds/100 calories). If it's in place of a meal, or covering a long stretch between eating, I'll down maybe a cup.

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947a0b63867d80976e7d1614c6e408d7

on March 09, 2012
at 08:34 PM

I JUST joined this site and have only been on Paleo officially for a week (a bit less). So, my answer is probably not that valid.

However, as a self qualifier, I have in some respects been a natural paleo eater my whole life; I find a steak and salad more delightful than a piece of chocolate cake and I don't really care for bread, potatoes, etc... My father's side of the family are all heavy meat eaters.

Anywho, to answer your question, in the past week I have been eating a fair amount of nuts and seeds; probably a cup or more a day. I prefer sunflower seeds (I like shelling them), but I have broadened my scope to include pumpkin seeds, almonds and chestnuts (don't like chestnuts that much). I like seeds and nuts because I work full time and go to school full-time; seeds/nuts are easy to take with me and munch as I go about my business. They have also made for a good mid-night snack as I frequently wake up in the middle of the night due to hunger.

My fiancee, who is more nutritionally wise than I, advises to make sure you CHEW THEM THOROUGHLY. I guess our bodies can't break them down if we don't chew them very very well.

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F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on March 09, 2012
at 08:28 PM

I eat none of the above. I have gut issues I am working to resolve and am trying to minimize the hard to digest stuff. High PUFU stuff.

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on March 09, 2012
at 08:24 PM

I like "crunches" in my salad, so I use a combination of toasted seeds and nuts to sprinkle on, either sliced almonds, pepitas, or sunflower seeds. Almonds, usually about 2 Tbsp once a week, the seeds maybe closer to 1 Tbsp three times a week.

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F3fc2e0a9577e7e481a387d917904d1e

(1070)

on March 09, 2012
at 07:37 PM

1 small handful of mixed nuts (almonds, macs, cashews, pistachios, brazil, etc), usually about once per week as needed when hungry.

1
1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on June 13, 2012
at 03:15 PM

I go through phases of buying and not buying them.

Do not eat them on a daily basis.

Usually raw almonds.

Never more than 1oz/day.

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4de8f1be3ed89b2b0de3463349fb1737

(964)

on June 07, 2012
at 03:43 PM

Timely question for me! Just this week I decided to drop nuts and seeds for a trial run. It seems like they make me a little puffy and they trigger my appetite in all the wrong ways. (anyone else feel like they want to eat a cinnamon bun after eating a handful of nuts?) Total bummer, I love almonds, pecans and walnuts.

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A994080d499afca98cdc9de896701ebd

on June 07, 2012
at 03:02 PM

  1. chestnuts

  2. summer: maybe once a month. winter: at least once a week!

  3. stuffing with apples for goose/duck, snacking, everything! just love them! the flour is very versatile too

I use some seeds in salads occasionally. Very rarely though!

(I have nothing against tree nuts etc, just don't appeal to me that much and they're quite expensive too. that's why I never seem to buy them in the first place)

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on June 07, 2012
at 02:54 PM

Almonds, no more than 48 in a day (2 ounces), sometimes walnuts, usually less than 1oz just because I don't like them as much. I love macadamias but don't eat them much as my source for them jacked prices up to over $20/lbs. For that cost, meat is cheaper.

Absolutely addicted to pistachios, so I don't keep them in the house.

1
Medium avatar

(243)

on June 07, 2012
at 02:51 PM

3 brazil nuts for me thyroid

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E12ead3bf63c94b5b619b03722ef554f

on June 07, 2012
at 02:45 PM

once a month, I may have a few nuts (less than 1 oz): mostly macadamia nuts, maybe some hazelnut or almonds... that's it!

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3d0093dd591d9b88db74d7bba970dea0

(222)

on June 07, 2012
at 02:31 PM

I eat almonds, pistachios, and cashews in a one serving per day fashion, but not every week or most weeks.

I will occasionally use higher omega-6 content nuts like walnuts or pecans on a salad. It seems to be the only good way to successfully manage portions because they are yummy.

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45e51fee7d295e523ff4134f76c3ba05

(923)

on June 07, 2012
at 02:10 PM

I generally eat more seeds than nuts. Usually I throw some hemp seeds in my morning green smoothie or sprouted pumpkin or sunflower seeds on my salad at lunch. I usually throw some nuts on the salad too: either almond, walnuts or pecans. I'm only talking about 100 cals worth though, just enough for some crunch. On very rare occasions, I eat a handful of raw almonds or cashews for a snack. So probably I am only eating about a cupful of nuts and seeds per week when you add them up.

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5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

(1467)

on June 07, 2012
at 12:04 PM

  1. Cashews and Chestnuts. No seeds as I am allergic to most nuts apart from those two and all seeds apart from flax seeds.

  2. Hardly ever. When I first went paleo I ate almost a pack a day but realized it triggered a binging response.

  3. Either none or a whole pack of cashew nuts.

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D7ec5ab98a0b971f9e24b4e654abfa7d

on June 07, 2012
at 11:56 AM

I eat a little (2 oz?) container of nuts and/or seeds every workday -- I get terrifically hungry around 3 pm and it's the only way I can keep myself from grabbing a cookie, chocolate, banana bread or whatever other crap is available (I'm a nurse and the nurses station is always overflowing with such "goodies"). Usually walnuts, macadamias, almonds, cashews, or pumpkin seeds, usually mixed with some flaked coconut and a few pieces of dried fruit (diced figs are a fave -- also full of seeds!). I'm actually looking for a good sugar free jerky to replace some of these nutty snacks.

When not at work, I rarely eat them lately. (Except coconut which I eat/drink freely). I used to get a bit bingey with almond butter (by the spoonful, from the jar) and salted cashews -- they both satisfied my intense evening sweet cravings. In the middle of the whole30 now, and the sweet cravings are pretty much gone, so it's not so much of an issue. I've definitely been losing body fat on whole30 and I think some of it is to do with the decreased nut consumption.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on June 07, 2012
at 11:52 AM

Almonds, pistachios, macademias, cashews, coconut. Consumption: about 1 pound of total nuts per month.

I'm amazed at the number of folks who admit to being so PUFA-phobic.

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Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

(2801)

on June 07, 2012
at 11:14 AM

I don't really care for nuts for the most part, as I find them quite bland and not at all worth the caloric load. Cashew butter is delicious, though, and I'll occasionally have a handful of macadamias. I eat a lot of coconut products but I'm not sure that counts. Finally, I adore peanut butter but avoid it entirely because peanuts are legumes, I used to binge on entire jars of it, and the O6 load is huge.

1
1407bd6152d9fdbc239250385159fea1

on June 06, 2012
at 11:12 PM

  1. Walnuts or Macadamias
  2. Very rarely.
  3. Way too many.

1
703aed192d57a3b7ca9c459eee1cf9e5

on June 06, 2012
at 11:06 PM

Almonds, macadamias and to a lesser extent Brazil nuts. Usually a small bowl (1-2 handfuls?) 2-3 times a week as an evening snack.

1
782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on June 06, 2012
at 10:59 PM

Walnuts and macadamias. I alternate a handful of them every morning with my breakfast (meat and nuts ala Polyquin). I'd probably stick with macadamias but they're so expensive! Occasionally I'll eat a brazil nut or two (selenium, don't-cha-know) but I don't find them very tasty. Once in a while a tablespoon or so of raw almond nut butter.

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on June 06, 2012
at 10:19 PM

I used to eat nuts (the tasty little devils) daily. I've cut that a lot because of the high proportion of O6 and because I think they were stopping weight loss. I still use sesame seeds, almond slivers and pecans in seasoning quantities occasionally. And cashew butter for cream sauce for kale.

I love macadamias which avoid the O6 problem, but I can't stop eating them if they're around, so better not have them.

1
90bcfafd2ef73fea5398c483c593349e

on June 06, 2012
at 10:14 PM

I eat nuts or nut-butters almost daily. Sorry, I don't measure my servings. As far as seeds go, I don't use too many unless you consider ground spices like coriander and cumin as seeds. I do consume sesame-based products like tahini on occasion.

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Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on March 10, 2012
at 02:33 PM

I also snacked a lot on nuts while I was transitioning off sugar and grains. But now I don't eat any, or very rarely, because they are a huge binge trigger for me. I cannot stop with a single handful, the crunch factor and small individual size of the nuts are just too rewarding for me. I try not to keep any in the house. I might use pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds in a salad if I have them around, they aren't the same trigger that nuts are for me, particuarly if I buy them unsalted.

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B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on March 10, 2012
at 01:19 PM

I never eat seeds or nuts, not even those in fruit (that's the reason I don't eat berries) because of the anti-nutrients. Seems freaky, but I see the difference in my skin.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on June 06, 2012
at 03:57 PM

Berries don't seem to be that bad for my skin, I just thought they caused some issues but apparently it was the bone broth. Maybe if I had taken more retinol back then it would have been okay.

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1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on June 06, 2012
at 10:36 PM

I had not eaten a nut, seed, or legume (besides green beans, lol) in the past 10 years or so until last month when I tried experimenting and adding in a small handful (about 10 nuts) into my diet a few times a week. The first day was fine, but after I started getting an upset stomach, so I've since stopped eating them. They were almonds and macadamaias, so I don't know if these two are particularly problematic, but they were for me and I don't think i'll buy nuts again at the store.

I like olive oil and avocado though, which have similar amounts of PUFA.

I don't consume seeds because I see know reason to and I don't consume flax despite the omega 3 because I think lignans are an endocrine disruptor.

...oh that's a lie I did consume a burrito bowl with beans form Qdoba at about 2AM, wasted one night last summer.

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