View Full Version : Do you fare better with or without nuts?
12-31-2008, 09:52 AM
I recently ran out of nuts & haven't bought anymore. To get some fat, I've been eating my avocados, olive oil & coconut oil. And I've been eating some raw pumpkin seeds as well. I find my tummy feels better without the nuts. Even-sometimes-after soaking nuts-my tummy just doesn't seem to do well after I eat the nuts, i.e. almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts, pecans, etc. I can handle a little in a recipe but not by the handful anymore.
12-31-2008, 10:06 AM
I think in general my body doesn't want much fat. I think that could change in the future. But meanwhile minimal is better.
I find digestive enzymes helpful in general, but especially with fats or heavier meals.
Are they true raw, organic nuts? If you're sensitive, this could make a huge difference.
12-31-2008, 10:13 AM
I hardly ever eat any nuts at all,-the juicier your diet is, the better you feel :) Enjoy!
12-31-2008, 11:33 AM
when i eat them, i usually over-do it.
12-31-2008, 11:47 AM
We consume more seeds than nuts here. Chia, hemp, sun...Occasionally I get almonds for Alex's milk, but not often anymore
12-31-2008, 12:07 PM
I like nuts in small amounts, sometimes I go without them for a few weeks without noticing them. I do eat lots of fat, though, but mainly in the form of olive, coconut, avocado and seeds.
12-31-2008, 12:42 PM
After becoming raw, I ate a lot of nuts and then I read an article that said shelled nuts really weren't raw. I cut down a lot on nuts except for one thing: peanut butter. I felt better without nuts, definitely, and in the new year I plan to only eat them RARELY. My new year's resolution is actually to cut out peanut butter entirely (which is the only non-raw thing I eat these days).
12-31-2008, 02:00 PM
I don't have any issues with nuts - when I crave them I eat them. Normally a little bit goes a long way for me (like a handfull)
12-31-2008, 02:18 PM
My new year's resolution is actually to cut out peanut butter entirely (which is the only non-raw thing I eat these days). Raw almond butter is a good substitute-either made yourself or premade.
Raw Angel Mom
12-31-2008, 02:25 PM
I don't do well with nuts and do much better with hemp seed, sunflower seeds etc... I do still eat nut because i love the recipes but i try to eat in moderation.
12-31-2008, 02:58 PM
I have beeb trying for less nuts and seeds. I seem to feel better. A little avacado sometimes. I really enjoy green smoothies!!!:D
12-31-2008, 03:01 PM
My digestive system really likes nuts & seeds in moderation regularly. And I LOVE the way they taste!
12-31-2008, 03:13 PM
I'm not sure if I could stay raw without them. :rolleyes: I don't eat a ton, maybe a handful a day, but they are so filling...they tide me over. Or when I'm on the go, I'd rather have a handful of nuts in my purse to stave off hunger than any other raw treat. ;) But I never eat them in excess...so...
12-31-2008, 03:25 PM
I usually eat about a 1/2 cup of nuts per day. Sometimes it's in the form of almond milk made from unpastuerized Spanish or Italian almonds. Sometimes it's a couple small handfuls of Truly Raw Cashews. Lately, I've been shelling my own walnuts, very satisfying. I save the nut butters for recipes, but occassionaly indulge in a craving for celery sticks with almond butter.
I need nuts. Without them I get too hungry and feel shaky and weak.
I do seeds, too, especially chia seeds and pumpkin seeds, but not everyday.
12-31-2008, 03:37 PM
When I first went raw I was eating A LOT of nuts and seeds to help fill me up and to avoid cravings. After reading 80/10/10 by Dr Doug Graham I completely stopped eating them whole by the handfuls and only ever had them in a butter form fixed in with a fruit dressing.
Now I can't eat them whole, they upset my stomach and I feel super slow and sluggish. I only ever eat them if they have been blended up really well in recipes and even then it can only be a little bit. I'm really happy without them.
01-01-2009, 09:00 AM
I am allergic to peanuts and tree nuts so I don't eat nuts at all. I use seeds in ALL recipes that call for nuts. I am fine with that, but I don't crave lots of fat. I think you have to just go by how you feel. If you feel ok without nuts, then I wouldn't worry about it. Your body knows what it needs! :D
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