View Full Version : concerned about vit/min intake
01-13-2006, 07:49 PM
Hello all. I've been 100% raw for a week now and high raw for about a year on and off but for the most part very healthy vegan diet. Anyway, my naturopath told me not to eat nuts because I'm sensitive to them (among a whole host of other things) so what the heck can I eat? Every morning I have a "super" drink consisting of carrot/greens/celery juice with some frozen fruit, hemp seed protein, Superfood (Dr. Schulze's) and maybe some barleygreen. Then as a snack I have a couple handfuls of pumpkin/sunflower seeds and raisins or an apple, then for lunch I usually have a salad with a raw dressing of some sort and for dinner I'll have a raw soup. I'm trying to stay away from bananas (because I'm sensitive to those too according to my naturopath and b/c of the sugar). So there's not much else for me. Can I really get enough nutrients on just this even without nuts? Thanks
01-13-2006, 08:00 PM
I have a sincere question...does your Naturpath know you eat an all raw diet? If so, he or she didn't offer any suggestions or information on your dietary concerns after telling you not to eat this or that due to sensitivities?
Now, here is my take on it all...I'm not sure what you mean by sensitive to nuts and bananas...but it's possible that the longer you're raw, your body will be able to tolerate them (please see the "Allergic to Nuts" thread in this forum)
But I feel that as long as you are eating a nice variety of other raw foods such as your greens, seeds, other fruit and vegetables that you would do fine even if you could not go back to eating nuts. Your other foods, especially greens and seeds will provide you with protein building amino acids (well the greens for sure...the seeds will provide protein) and if you are eating seeds as well as avocados or even coconuts or using coconut oil, you will get your fats...though ALL of the natural foods provide all we need...just some things have more of a certain nutrient than others.
01-13-2006, 08:03 PM
maybe avacodos and maybe raw crackers? Seaweed?
01-14-2006, 08:58 AM
the nuts provide a good source of magnesium, selenium, manganese and copper...banana and nut..potassium. So if you look to increase the foods rich in these you will be fine..foods you already eat: kale, kelp, deep greens, pumpkin seeds, avocado to name a few...look for the deep colored foods.
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