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06-09-2006, 11:14 PM
Do nuts provide so much nutrients that you can't do raw without them in your diet? Are nuts a must? Which are the best? If I were to just by one kind of nut that had an abund :confused: ance of uses which would it be? Are nuts really that great? Are they better than seeds? So many questions! :confused: :confused:
06-10-2006, 12:56 AM
I personally think that nuts and seeds are very important to our diets because we were meant to eat them, just like fruits and vegetables. I don't have a problem with this because I love nuts and seeds, they taste great to me. They are a great source of magnesium, copper, sulfur, Vitamin E, iron and of course, fat and protein; not that those last two are any more important than the others but it's worth mentioning. I wouldn't recommend trying to cut nuts and seeds from your diet but if you absolutely dislike them there may be a reason for that, of course, on the other hand re-training your tastebuds to like something that you never liked but you know you need is an important part of being raw. Out of curiosity, why is it that you want to stop eating nuts? Is it the taste? Fat content? etc.
06-10-2006, 12:58 AM
I love nuts, and each person is different, I can make anything out of nuts, I use mostly almonds, because I love the almond milk
I also use alot of walnuts in my desserts, as they get soft and fluffy in mouse and ice cream, and get thick in soups and things.
so if I had to pick only one, it would be almonds because of the almond milk that I love so much, but second would be walnuts, because you don't even soak them, they are instant.
next would be cashews, you need to soak but they are not too expensive, and they make great smooth soure cream and dips, great ice creams etc.
06-10-2006, 01:11 AM
Oh I forgot to say what my favorite nut is. I LOVE pistachios the best but I rely mostly on almonds, cashews and walnuts as staples.
06-10-2006, 05:35 AM
I think you may need some nuts or seeds but it is not a must. I use it for the fat portion of my diet. If you eat Coconut and Avo's then it is not a MUST to eat nuts. I am really picky and only use Almonds and Pumpkin Seeds. I have tried to like others but I don't.
06-10-2006, 06:44 AM
No, you don't have to eat nuts. Many people have experienced great health without eating any overt fats, just the fat coming from fruits and greens.
Here's an article about nuts and the best way to eat them for optimum digestion if you do decide to include them in your diet: http://www.justeatanapple.com/nuts_and_seeds.html
06-10-2006, 08:12 AM
Personally, I think you should listen to your body and not stress out about what everyone else eats. If you find your body wants them, great. If not (especially during the summer), great. :D
06-10-2006, 09:21 AM
sometimes I eat them sometimes I don't. I like them all though. I have noticed when I am craving fats I crave something, but never just any fat. Sometimes it avocadoes, sometimes nuts, and sometimes seeds. Sometimes I will crave avocadoes for many days have no other fats and sometimes the opposite happens, it will be nuts or seeds. If you don't like nuts incorporate them into a recipe as RP was trying to say. If you don't want them at all then I would think as long as your eating healthy otherwise then go with what your body saids, but if your body screams, ALMONDS, one day eat some. If you do have a nut you perfer try it in different recipes and try nuts and seeds that you have never tried. You may just find one that you like well.
I think if you are getting some fat from other sources that nuts would not have to be a staple to your diet.
I personally will have nuts about 2-4 times a week and I have avocados 3-7 times a week usually.
I have seeds a few times a week usually.
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