Don’t Eat Too Many Nuts
Nuts are protein-rich foods. However, protein is not desirable in large amounts. Nuts are actually concentrated with fat rather than extremely high in protein anyway and too much fat is really bad.
Blending nuts with the wrong foods, because of the fact that fat slows digestion, allowing fruits to ferment and cause acid problems, should be avoided.
The Place for Nuts in Our Diets
If you think about it, nuts are seasonal foods. They are only available naturally during specific times of the year. Fresh nuts are only available for a few months out of the year and dried nuts are much higher in fat and protein because they’ve lost their water content.
If you have ever eaten nuts fresh from the tree, you’ll know how much better they taste, how much more satisfying their texture, and how smoothly they grind between our frugivore teeth.
By all means, enjoy a few fresh nuts when they are available. However, limit your consumption to a small quantity and avoid eating them on the same day that you partake in avocado, which is also high in fat.
Children and Pregnant Women
Children have slightly different needs than adults. Children can have some nut products in their diets, but nut milks are the best choice. However, this should be provided to children that are age three or older because nut milk simply doesn’t contain the needed calcium for proper bone growth.
Until three years of age, infants and children thrive on mother’s milk. This is the truly perfect food, designed by nature. Of course, not every mother has the choice of nursing for one reason or another and in that case, animal milk can be used but raw goat’s milk is preferred over other milks.
One of the problems with giving children nuts is ensuring they chew them well. Raw nut butters solve that problem very well. BUT, children should still have most of their energy needs met through fruits and green leafy vegetables so that they obtain all the vitamins and minerals needed for health and rapid growth.
Similar dietary requirements apply to pregnant women because the baby in the womb is growing rapidly.