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ibs , paleo and almonds

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 09, 2012 at 1:51 AM

H everyone , I'm in paleo cause my ibs and I have to say that without sugars/cereals/dairies/legumes my guts are very better , but I like almonds , but there's a problem. If I eat 5--6 almonds it's ok , If I eat a little more , like 15-16 , then the day after I'll get FOR SURE diarrhea , I noticed it everytime! and on the diarrhea there's pieces of almonds...

Someone can tell me wh? I should stop eat it?

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on September 09, 2012
at 03:12 PM

I have had the same experience with cashews that way. I don't like whole almonds anyway, but I do like Justin's Maple Almond Butter and I've never had any digestive upset from eating it.

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on September 09, 2012
at 02:18 AM

I had to stop eating whole nuts and now eat the butters - almond & cashew. Much kinder on the digestion

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on September 09, 2012
at 03:12 PM

I have had the same experience with cashews that way. I don't like whole almonds anyway, but I do like Justin's Maple Almond Butter and I've never had any digestive upset from eating it.

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on December 05, 2012
at 04:03 PM

If you can see large pieces of visible undigested almond in your stool, then I have a suggestion for you: chew more thoroughly.

I always scarfed down my food when I was young, and I still battle the urge to rush to finish meals. Digestions starts in the mouth, and thoroughly masticating your food will help digestion.

Granted, this might not help your IBS, but I do suggest focussing on chewing for a bit, until you "relearn" how to chew food.

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on December 05, 2012
at 03:57 PM

I love nuts too, but they do contain lots of fiber. Fiber is fermentable and can potentially promote the overgrowth of gas-producting/symptoms causing bacteria in the small intestine. Just cutting back a bit should help.

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on November 27, 2012
at 09:17 AM

I got IBS\D too, recently started drinking home made protein + carbs shakes (vegetarian)

i add about 15-25 grms (heap full table spoon +-) almond powder as a healty carb source (among other things) and drink it about 2-1 hours before i go to sleep

only did a few times but it seems to help a lot and im one of those that almost nothing helps them

im now trying to find an explanation to this and stumbeld on this site so i had to say somthing

also found a refferance to almond powder being potentially benneficial here (http://ibs.about.com/b/2008/07/17/going-nuts.htm)

hope this helps

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on September 09, 2012
at 10:44 AM

The fiber can be rough on digestion. Have you considered soaking almonds to make home-made almond milk? Here's a recipe: Homemade Almond Milk

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