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#1 Old 10-15-2016, 06:45 PM
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Nut based diet?

Hi. I´m working for some few years with organic agriculture and food forest. I wonder if a diet based on fruits, vegetables, roots, nuts and milk would be healthy. Some roots as sweet potato and manioc (carbohydrate sources) for example are highly yealding in small areas. In comparison, grain production (protein sources) is much less intensive and a much larger area and toil are necessary to produce it. My actual intake of proteins is based on milk, beans and peanuts. I eat it every day for many years and am very healthy. My question is: could I stop eating peanuts and beans and eat only nuts as substitutes? A nut tree produces a lot, with no work at all, with no soil disturbance and degradation and cattle and chickens may live under it (and manure it). Thanks!

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#2 Old 10-21-2016, 06:16 PM
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This kind of diet might work. A diet based on starchy roots (potatoes etc.), nuts, vegetables, fruit and milk is not that different from a conventional lacto-vegetarian diet. The only big difference is that your proposed diet does not include beans, which are an excellent source of protein and iron.

You might like to talk with a Registered Dietitian who specializes in vegetarian nutrition. They could help you to plan this kind of diet, in a way that is nutritionally-complete.

In the United States, you can find a local Registered Dietitian through this website: . Just click on the "Find an Expert" button, located in the upper-right-hand portion of the webpage.

In the U.K., you can find a local Registered Dietitian on the Freelance Dietitians website:

In New Zealand, you can find a local Registered Dietitian through the Dietitians New Zealand website:

In Canada, you can find a local Registered Dietitian at the Dietitians of Canada website: .


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