whenever I eat nuts, no matter what amount upwards of ~3, no matter whether fresh, roasted or ground, my stool will be very soft and smeary. That, as you can imagine, is ugly.
Why could that be?
Also, I have a friend to who experiences the exact opposite: Nut-induced constipation.
What could possibly be the reason?
We both eat a 100% paleo diet, no grains, no dairy.
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on November 25, 2013
at 04:14 PM
Nuts are typically binding. Any large quantity will constipate most people. They are also a common allergen and since about 3 nuts isn't enough volume to have major gastrointestinal effects from the fat and fiber, I'm guessing you're reacting to something in them, whether it be an allergy or a mere food sensitivity, that causes your body to go into purging mode and retain water in your stool. I'd avoid them if i were you since your body wants to eliminate them and that should be a sign. Your friend can just have them in moderation without much risk of constipation.