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Soft stool due to nuts. Why?

Commented on November 27, 2013
Created November 25, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Hi,

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 27, 2013
at 08:12 AM

So far tried: Macadamia, hazelnut, almond (by far the worst), walnut (best), pecan, cashew. Coconut (I know it's not a nut) is my only option so far. I also tried peanuts just out of curiosity. Fine as well. I might just try eating nuts with dairy as the constipating effect of the latter (on me at least) might counter the softening nut-effect. Ha...

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on November 27, 2013
at 07:59 AM

does it happen with all nuts...have you tried just macadamia or hazelnut or pistachio for example

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on November 27, 2013
at 06:36 AM

Thanks. That is a bit unsatisfying, though. I'd really like to know what it could be in nuts that does this to me. From a stool-point-of-view (yummy) I handle grains much better. I love nuts, though. Maybe someone else might chime in with a more detailed explanation...

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on November 25, 2013
at 04:13 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 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 and your friend can just have them in moderation without much risk of constipation.

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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.

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on November 27, 2013
at 06:36 AM

Thanks. That is a bit unsatisfying, though. I'd really like to know what it could be in nuts that does this to me. From a stool-point-of-view (yummy) I handle grains much better. I love nuts, though. Maybe someone else might chime in with a more detailed explanation...

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