Should I have tree nuts?


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I know that nuts are part of the program, so this is bit of an individualized question.

My sibling has very bad tree nut allergies, that have grown in severity.

Recently I thought I experienced oral allergy syndrome after eating pecans, but I am not sure if that is just me being a hypochondriac. And even if I did experience it, I could see that allergy being neutralized in the digestive track. But since this is an anti-inflammation diet, here I am asking.

Am I better off avoiding these during my whole 30? Or am I over thinking things?

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I have an allergy to hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, and macadamia nuts. I'm not sure what your reaction to them is, but for me, my throat gets swollen and I can't swallow properly just a few minutes after eating them. It generally lasts for a few hours. However I can eat almonds and cashews just fine, also peanuts and pecans. I'm weird :)

But honestly, you have probably eaten some of these in things before and just not known it. I would think if you were going to have a severe reaction (wheezing, hives, itching skin, anaphylaxis) then you would have shown symptoms already.

If there's any doubt, though, (i don't know what you've experienced thus far) get yourself checked out by your doctor. Often there are tests for specific allergies.

Hope this helps!

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Through this Whole30, I have discovered I'm sensitive to almonds, but not other nuts so I've eliminated the almonds and seem to be fine with the other tree nuts. Just for reference, I would get indigestion and bloating after eating either almonds or almond butter. I still have cashews and cashew butter, pistachios, macadamias, and pecans without issues. I'd say avoid anything that interferes with your breathing as your body is not happy to have that food item in it.

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Just because they are allowed doesn't mean you HAVE to eat them. Many people avoid tree nuts during their Whole30. Some because they are a "food with no brakes" and they can't stop snacking. Others, like me, whose digestive systems are irritated by them. They are an option, not a requirement.

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Most people would be better off avoiding all nuts during their Whole30. You can get everything you need from other sources that you are not as likely to overeat. I'd say take advantage of your worry and improve your Whole30 by doing it without nuts.

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As usual, Tom's summed it up :) For what it's worth I ate some nuts and nut butters during my first W30 but have gradually come to the conclusion that they're not my friends so have binned the ones I had. There are so many other fat sources that I don't miss them at all.

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Thanks for the advice.

I am not deathly allergic to them, I just get the sense that my tongue/mouth gets swollen or tingly, which I've read can be allergies due to pollen...I can eat them, I'm just wondering if its scientifically possible they cause me inflammation in the digestive track, but I couldn't find any thing about that online. I guess figuring that out is what the whole 30 is about, so I guess I will lay off them these 30 days.

It's too bad because I've found macademia nuts to be a great way to stave off hunger when on the run, and I don't over eat them.

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