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Old 01-11-2008, 09:48 AM   #1
Christine Crawford
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Nutrient density for various Paleo foods

I'm reading The Paleo Diet for Athletes and love it. I did not realize that nuts were on the low end of nutrient density. The values in order of greatest to least are vegetables, seafood, lean meats, fruits then nuts/seeds. I eat almonds like crazy. Probably too many. I believe walnuts are better for me however. Would that be correct? They have more Omega-3's? I guess I need to cut down on the consumption of nuts/seeds and up the veggies. I eat too much fruit, nuts and lots of salmon. Anyway, if some of you are into reading nutrition books with a scientific edge, it's a great read.

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Old 01-11-2008, 12:17 PM   #2
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Re: Nutrient density for various Paleo foods

I agree that walnuts are better. They have a better Omega-6/Omege-3 fatty acid ratio. I'm not 100% certain but I'm fairly sure Almonds have one of the worst ratios for nuts.

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http://www.thepaleodiet.com/nutritio...fatsnuts.shtml

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Old 01-11-2008, 12:29 PM   #3
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Christine;

Sam's Club for Almonds and Walnuts, pricing is hard to beat and I see you have them in your area.
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:19 PM   #4
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Re: Nutrient density for various Paleo foods

Walnuts omega-6/3 ratio is better, but it's still 4.2:1 according to that Paleo Diet article, double to quadruple the 1:1 to 2:1 ratio that is said to be optimal. Just watch the quantity you eat and keep your n-3s up with fish oil and fish.

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Walnuts omega-6/3 ratio is better, but it's still 4.2:1 according to that Paleo Diet article, double to quadruple the 1:1 to 2:1 ratio that is said to be optimal. Just watch the quantity you eat and keep your n-3s up with fish oil and fish.

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Old 01-11-2008, 01:43 PM   #6
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Christine;

Sam's Club for Almonds and Walnuts, pricing is hard to beat and I see you have them in your area.
The Trader Joe's in my area started selling almond meal recently, $3.29 per pound (I think). As soon as I get an empty jar, I'm going to see if I can make some easy almond butter out of it... Seems to be so.
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