Nuts and seeds are a very popular snack among Paleo eaters and some people end up consuming quite a few of them. After all, they’re an easy and handy snack to bring to work or on hikes and most of them are loaded with nutrients. We know however that the fact that most nuts and seeds were available to our ancestors is not enough in itself to justify frequent consumption. We need to look further into the composition of nuts and seeds, their levels of toxins and their nutritive value and assess things from there.
I already recommend cutting all nuts and seeds to people with digestive or autoimmune problems and people with gut flora imbalances, but what about healthy people?
You’ll see here that the answer is a mixed bag (of nuts) and that not all nuts or seeds are created equal. You’ll also see why I recommend keeping most nuts to a minimum and as an occasional snack while keeping in mind that the nutritional value is often offset by undesired properties. There are also some steps that can be taken to reduce the toxic load of most nuts that should prove helpful to those who want to indulge.
In the conclusion, I’ll recommend the best nuts to consume and those to eat only very sporadically.
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