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Why are almonds better than Peanuts?

Commented on May 17, 2014
Created May 16, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Why are almonds considered paleo and peanuts are not? The amount of omega 6 is almost the same in both, so that is not a reason. Both have lectins, and both contain aflotoxins. So I'm beginning to wonder if this is in fact true.

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Nearly all plant matter is susceptible to aflatoxin contamination, it's not a good reason to avoid it.

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on May 17, 2014
at 03:06 AM

"Also there is a lot of evidence that they are carcinogenic." Why? Because of the aflotoxins? It looks like anything that is grown in the ground has aflotoxins? I'm just having trouble buying this.

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on May 17, 2014
at 07:24 PM

Nearly all plant matter is susceptible to aflatoxin contamination, it's not a good reason to avoid it.

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on May 17, 2014
at 01:48 AM

Hi,

Peanuts are known allergens and so this can be causing problems for many people. Also there is a lot of evidence that they are carcinogenic.

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Those are the standard reasons… oh and peanuts are a legume (which means pure evil in caveman speak).

I don't see any reason not to eat some peanuts sometimes. It's certainly not a dietary staple (hey folks, neither are almonds, daily consumption is not great.)

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