Seven Nuts and Seeds to Include In Your Paleo Diet® | The Paleo Diet®
noun_Search_345985 Created with Sketch.

Try The Paleo Diet®!

Learn more. Get recipes & meal plans. See the science.

Seven Nuts and Seeds to Include In Your Paleo Diet®

By Jane Dizon
July 13, 2015

One of Mother Nature’s gifts to mankind, nuts and seeds, have been on this planet for centuries and up to this day, we’re still harvesting their healthy goodness. There’s also a tall list of health benefits you can get from these minute wonder foods.

With high levels of antioxidants, nuts are cardio-protective[1] and great to include in your heart-healthy diet. Seeds on the other hand, are packed with dietary fiber. Studies show that those who consume high dietary fiber have lower risk of developing heart diseases, hypertension, stroke, and obesity.[2]

These tiny nibbles are a popular snack among Paleo eaters, however, should be eaten in moderation and are regarded more as a garnish and not as the main ingredient.[3] A small handful of nuts or seeds over a Paleo salad or added to your Paleo trail mix for hiking is just the ticket to adding healthful fats to your Paleo diet.

Check out the infographic from our friends at Gym and Fitness to learn more about the health benefits of nuts and seeds and include in your Paleo diet.

Seven Nuts and Seeds to Include In Your Paleo Diet® image

References

[1] Blomhoff R, Carlsen MH, Andersen LF, Jacobs DR Jr. Health benefits of nuts: potential role of antioxidants. Br J Nutr. 2006 Nov;96 Suppl 2:S52-60. 2006. PMID:17125534.

[2] Anderson, J.W., Baird, P., Davis, R.H. Jr. et al, Health benefits of dietary fiber. Nutr Rev. 2009;67:188.

[3] Stephenson, Nell. "Going Nuts: All the Bolts to Keep Your Health in Check." The Paleo Diet. The Paleo Diet, LLC, 2014. Web. 09 July 2015.

Even More Articles For You

The Beginner’s Guide to Shopping at a Farmer’s Market
If you’ve never enjoyed a farmer's market before, here are some things you should know to help shop.
By Aimee McNew
How Sweet It Is: Dates In The Paleo Diet
Medjool dates are a great paleo snack to get you through the day while satisfying your sweet tooth. Learn all about the many benefits in this article.
How to mimic our Paleolithic ancestors’ squatting habits to improve health
A plethora of research shows a sedentary lifestyle is harmful to one’s health. Instead of chair-sitting, try squatting which uses a higher level of muscle activity for better health and longevity.
By Mark J. Smith, Ph.D.
Paleo Leadership
 
Trevor Connor
Trevor Connor

Dr. Loren Cordain’s final graduate student, Trevor Connor, M.S., brings more than a decade of nutrition and physiology expertise to spearhead the new Paleo Diet team.

Mark J Smith
Dr. Mark J. Smith

One of the original members of the Paleo movement, Mark J. Smith, Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the benefits of Paleo nutrition.

Nell Stephenson
Nell Stephenson

Ironman athlete, mom, author, and nutrition blogger Nell Stephenson has been an influential member of the Paleo movement for over a decade.

Loren Cordain
Dr. Loren Cordain

As a professor at Colorado State University, Dr. Loren Cordain developed The Paleo Diet® through decades of research and collaboration with fellow scientists around the world.