February 2

How Many Nuts and Seeds Should We Eat?

Filed under Raw Vegan Video Blog by Frederic Patenaude

14 Responses to “How Many Nuts and Seeds Should We Eat?”

  1. Dave says:

    G’day Fred – really looking forward to your talk in Sydney tomorrow night:0)

  2. Chris says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwww… . Aren’t those little koalas sooooooo sweet!!!!

    Did you get to hold one???? Would love to see a close-up pic of that..

    Thank you.

  3. Rhianna says:

    Koalas eat eucalyptus leaves and these leaves contain a substance (which is toxic to many other plants and animals) which essentially drugs them for their entire lives. Koalas are slow and stoned due to this substance in the eucalyptus leaves, not because they are leaf-eaters. Who knows why Koalas evolved this way or what purpose they are serving within the ecosystem; I am sure some Australian biologist may be able to answer this. Australian wildlife never ceases to surprise and amaze me.

    Not all leaf-eating animals are slow. Ever been gored and trampled by a bison? Out run by an antelope?

    Every creature and their diet is different and serves a purpose within the whole. And I include humans within the realm of creatures.

    I know that you are an entrepreneur in the business of selling your own unique information. However, one diet does not fit all.

    And the Koala’s leaf-eating lifestyle definitely does not apply to any other creature!!!

  4. Werner says:

    I really don’t understand this one path diet kind of thinking where it’s either all fruits or all vegetables and then the absolutely useless attempt to weigh one against the other.

    There are benefits in eating fruits, there are benefits in eating vegetables, there are benefits in eating nuts and seeds and there are lots benefits in eating other foods as well. Why would want to limit yourself to one food group only and “demonize” all the other food groups.

    Furthermore keep in mind that different bodies have different requirements. All foods are there for a reason and the art of life is to know when to eat what type of food and in which quantities. This leaves your with an open mindset, embracing the fullness of life instead of limiting yourself.

    Openness and balance towards everything that is the natural flow of life. Everything else is created by the mind.

  5. Randy says:

    Where are the almonds in Italian shops from? The US where apparently all almonds are pasteurized. Do you know if you can get them in Toronto where I am currently? Don’t think they do that in Australia.

  6. Low fat cooked food is far far better than high fat raw food. If anyone is into health then you need to get off the fat foods, salt, sugar and processed food. Low fat raw food is the best.

  7. Mary says:

    Really enjoyed seeing the animals. It was almost like being there! Thanks for the great video and info!

  8. Sarah says:

    Fred – please check your facts before making statements! Rhianna has it right – koalas are slow because they are stoned from eating eucalyptus all day. It’s like smoking dope all day. If the koalas were smoking the leaves or drinking a liquid derivative from the active ingredient AND eating fruit, they’d still be stoned.

    You said that zucchini pasta has no calories because it has no carbs. Hello! It still has calories – as do fat and protein.

    RE: ALMONDS – Italian ones are grown in Italy šŸ˜‰ According to one very strict raw food seller I know, the pasteurization in America happens while the nut is in the shell. We saw from the video that there are essentially two outer casings before you reach the nut. My source says that the steam only reaches the skin and does not penetrate the nut.

    I have attempted to sprout the nut from the local bulk bin (organic, raw) and the expensive imported raw nut. Had the same results.

  9. Dawn says:

    Hi Frederic, Thanks for this great clip! I enjoyed it and had a laugh about the results of eating only vegetables. I loved watching you in that nice warm atmosphere. Calgary’s snow is melting right now and we have a bit of sun. Thank goodness us Canadians can handle the winter. I’m looking forward to receiving your new book as soon as it gets shipped.

  10. Frederic Patenaude says:

    It was a joke. Humans cannot live on just greens. It would require us eating dozens and dozens of heads of lettuce in a day. There are about 30 calories in one medium zucchini. If you used that INSTEAD of cooked pasta and poured your sauce on it, you’d need to make a really nut heavy or oily sauce to get any calories from that meal. Generally speaking it takes the same or more calories to digest low calorie vegetables than we get out of them. So even if you made a “big” meal out of a few large zucchinis you’d only be at over 100 calories with the “pasta” and need to get your calories from fat, or more snacking. When you replace the pasta in a lasagna for a zucchini you’ve taken away the major source of calories in a raw meal so your meal has become a high fat meal with the oil in the marinade and the nuts in the cheeze.

  11. Frederic Patenaude says:

    Of course I know about eucalyptus and the toxins, you got a little too worked up here.

    I think you forgot one major thing, all herbivorous animals are able to ferment the greens that they eat and actually digest the tough cellulose fibre. Fibre itself is a carbohydrate that humans CANNOT digest, therefore we cannot live on grass because we could not get enough nutrition from it. Grazing animals can and that’s why they get enough calories.

    If you tried to live on just wheat grass and lettuce you would have no energy, they are very low in carbohydrates that we can digest. You would feel “spaced out” because the human body runs on glucose and prefers carbs for energy. Your brain actually uses 20% of your daily caloric requirement to function. That’s quite a lot! So when you don’t eat enough carbohydrates you will have slow brain function. I’ve seen this in people who try to eat low fruit on the raw diet, people fasting and those claiming to be breatharian.

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  13. Chang-yu says:

    I have a couple friends (mothers) who believe in Paleo diet and ketogenic diet. I often debate our own diet (high fresh fruit, raw vegan plus wild/organic greens) with the two friends. Since my children are all raw vegan and healthy all their life, their children have shown some ( in my opinion, a little) improvements from junk foods diet to paleo, many parents tend take their sides and follow their advice.
    I’m really looking forward to your great health debate.
    Thanks so much for sharing this video clip with us. The kangaroos and koalas are so…so cute.

  14. DrNirvana says:

    I think 1 of the most important points you make is about high fat and low carb. Most forget how important it is to impact insulin/glucose ratios. If you’re gonna eat some good fats, going overboard on the refined carbs will pack on the pounds. Thank you Freddy, for making that statement heard!

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