View Full Version : Nuts!?! Do you eat them?
02-14-2011, 08:47 AM
I've been surfing this forum for awhile now and there seem that some people eat nuts and some don't and others limit their intake. Also some, it seems to me, think that eating nuts is too much fat. Others say you caneat all the raw food you want nuts included and still lose weight or enjoy all the benifits of a raw diet.
My question to you is, Do you eat nuts? If not why? Is it a weight thing? ANd if you do eat them do you feel that it effects you in some kind of a negative way weight wise or other?
I'll start. I love nuts! So yes I eat them, but my reason for going raw was not a weight issue, I have lost a little weight since going raw, but not enough for people to notice. But I like nuts and will probably continue to keep eating them.
02-14-2011, 10:05 AM
I eat them. I love them. But I loved them before I became raw
02-14-2011, 10:50 AM
I eat nuts, I love them, and I will continue to eat them. My take (not scientific--just my 2 cents) is that the nut 'fat' is a good, natural fat. Not a weird processed, deep fat fryer fat, so your body processes it differently. Nuts fill me up, but don't weigh me down. I love to make nut 'meats'! I personally don't think you will gain weight with nuts IF you are 100% raw. I actually think you will lose weight if you need to or maintain if your body has released enough of it's excess fat.
02-14-2011, 11:01 AM
i eat them if i want to. i don't get all caught up in this debate of too much fat. i just eat and enjoy my life.
cause if a few nuts is going to make me not release weight... then i need to go for a walk!
02-14-2011, 03:05 PM
From what I have learned, its ok to eat nuts (I don't know about the fat thing tho)....pecans, walnuts but I limit my intake to about 10 halves a day give or take a few (read that somewhere).......but I do soak them first and then dehydrate them to dry them out...the soaking removes the enzyme inhibitors and makes them much easier to digest........
02-14-2011, 03:35 PM
I am a newbie too and I can already tell this must be one of the most frequently asked questions ever. (Yes, I asked it myself, too!)
In short: I eat nuts. And I love them. And I'll never stop. I do try to remain conscious of the amount of nuts I eat so I don't consume an entire bag of cashews or something, but overall I just eat them and don't count ounces or nuts, etc.
Especially when you are starting out, it's fine. Eat those nuts and enjoy.
02-14-2011, 03:42 PM
Not so much - I've found that I've used nuts as a crutch or meal replacement then I get in less fruits & veg as nuts are fillers. They put a damper on my energy, and leave me feeling heavy. Plus they aren't really fresh so their natural water content is all dried out. Every now and then a little bit added on a salad is what I do.
02-14-2011, 03:48 PM
I eat nuts in moderation. Maybe an ounce a day. I stick to one type and never mix with other fats because my digestive system can't process two types at once without serious consequences!
Similar to the previous poster, I could abuse nuts if allowed and then I would miss out on more nutritious foods.
02-14-2011, 04:11 PM
I eat 1 Brazil nut a day, it is like taking a selenium pill.
02-15-2011, 07:07 AM
Whether they are good for you depends on the individual. Naturally, the "bad" for anyone who suffers from an allergy or sensitivity to peanuts. Otherwise, there is nothing wrong with them.
02-15-2011, 07:29 AM
Your body will probably tell you as some have said. Too many nuts make me feel a bit yucky as does any more than a large glass of almond milk.
Fresh fruit and veg are electrically charged and instantly please your body for a number of reasons. Nuts just aren't as alive as the former and definitely wont give you the same buzz.
Having said that I'm glad to put them in my gourmet raw and in power/energy bars. Much more desirable than anything that comes in a packet.
02-15-2011, 09:07 AM
Yes. I eat nuts. They are great!
Last night I made a raw apple Valentine's Day pie with a raw walnut crust and topped with almonds. It was divinity. Nuts http://derkindervolksbiergarten.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif
Raw Angel Mom
02-15-2011, 09:12 AM
I wish i could eat them more but they seem to react with my skin but my first year doing raw, i ate tone of them and still lose the weight. You need the good fat in order to lose the bad one.
If you love them and you are ok with them, go for it and just enjoy them. Make sure they are raw and you soaked them for easy digestion.
02-15-2011, 05:50 PM
I eat 1 Brazil nut a day, it is like taking a selenium pill.
actually if you read the brazil nut page on wikipedia you will find that they can grow perfectly fine in soil that has no selenium...if it is in the soil, then brazil nuts are a good source, but if not, they are not.
...I have NO idea how much selenium is in the soil of the brazil nuts I buy though!
...but since you're doing them as a supplement I would be interested in learning of your bloodwork tested for selenium! That would tell us all about the state of the current brazil nuts sold (unscientifically ofcourse) ;)
02-15-2011, 05:54 PM
But of course! :eat I adore nuts, avocados, coconut oil and olive oil! As long as it is raw...I find that nothing bothers me. I really only have issues with cooked foods.
The first time I went raw, I lost 63 pounds eating anything and everything all day long...as long as it was raw! :heart
Needless to say, I love raw foods! Nuts and all. :woot:
02-15-2011, 06:18 PM
I eat nuts -- love them and don't worry about the fat debate.
02-15-2011, 09:20 PM
I don't currently, but I suspect I have candida overgrowth so right now i'm doing 80/10/10 (or more like 90/5/5) no overt fats and seeing how that goes...
Also, I find it hard to find nuts that don't come from a place that "also processes" wheat. Eventually I'm going to need to find some brazil nuts that haven't come near wheat (for that selenium reason :) ).... Hmmm makes things difficult
02-16-2011, 12:28 PM
I eat them, I loooove them.
But quite a few are addicting for me, so I have to really stop and think before I munch - or even before I buy them.
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