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Hey, everyone. Just thought I would pose a quick question. I am planning on going vegan as soon as I buy my own groceries (I am in college, and it is not in my budget right now). However, after I graduate college, I plan on living with my boyfriend who is highly allergic to all tree nuts and peanuts, among many other things. Needless to say, I do not feel comfortable bringing things that contain these ingredients into our apartment, just out of safety. Are nuts a crucial part of the vegan diet? In other words, will there be some things that I will be lacking if I do not eat nuts at all, or are there other foods that I can eat that provide the same nutrients?<br>
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it is totally possible to be vegan and avoid peanuts and other nuts. my brother is allergic to peanuts and a few other nuts, he is also my roommate and i have had to make some adjustments to some of my regular recipes and snacks but overall it is not really a main issue.<br><br>
does your bf have any issues with seeds? ive found this to be a solution to some of the dishes i make with nuts i use seeds like sunflower seeds bc my brother isn't allergic to those.<br><br>
do you eat a lot of foods with nuts already?<br><br>
nuts provide protein and fat which can be sourced from other foods like avocado, spinach, tahini (if he isn't allergic to sesame seeds), and coconut.
 

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Okay thank you for your input <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br>
As far as I know, he doesn't have any problems with seeds, just tree nuts and peanuts. Coconut makes him "feel funny" though, whatever that means :p<br>
I will ask him if he knows if he is allergic to any seeds. The only ones that I know of are sesame, flax, sunflower, and chia. Are there any others that would be beneficial for me to eat?
 

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Watch your selenium intake.<br><br>
Yes, of course it's possible to be a nut-free, soy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, etc. vegan. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I hardly ever eat nuts. I do love peanut butter, but it is not essential to my health... I just love it... always have <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
As far as seeds go, check out hemp- soo tasty. Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) are good too.<br><br>
Also, I'm wondering if he'd be allergic to almonds? My sister is allergic to nuts, but she has no problem with almonds. They're not technically nuts, so that's why I'm wondering. It may be risky to try, though.
 

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Just checked, he isn't allergic to any seeds as far as he knows, but he is allergic to almonds. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br>
It really sucks because I love eating nuts; they're so delicious! oh well, i'd rather have him not go into shock because of it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br>
I will have to check out hemp seeds, I have never heard of those... :p<br>
And... I wasn't sure if they were necessary to your health. All of the vegan plates or pyramids had nuts as a main part, so that's why I just thought I would check it out here first <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br>
Thank you all for your opinion so far! It is my goal to eat at least one meal a day vegan, and then try as much as possible to eat things dairy and egg free as I can in my crappy caf food at college lol
 

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I can't eat nuts because they don't agree with my stomach. I can eat smooth nut butters just fine. While I miss not being able to eat nuts anymore, I can live without them. I like almond milk but rice milk is really good too. Peanut and almond butter and almond milk are really the only nutty things I eat.<br><br>
I can understand it's much more worrisome when severe allergies are concerned but I think it could work out just fine.
 

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My niece is allergic to almost everything (including all nuts) and she eats mostly vegan. Nuts are an easy one to eliminate. You can do it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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nuts provide protein and fats mainly. For protein...well, you should know that one already <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">. For fats, as a previous poster said, there are seeds, avocados, etc. You should watch your omega-3 intake though. Seeds and the like only have ALA fatty acids, which need to be converted to EPA or DHA for use (and it's not always efficient). Maybe you should invest in a multivitamin that provides DHA omega? the vegan source is algae ^^
 

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I already am taking a vegan multi-vitamin by Deva, but I haven't heard the importance of DHA. Do you have any brands that are cheap and vegan? I'm a college student, and can't really afford to buy something that is very expensive right now. :p I just found out today that one of the philosophy professors on campus is vegan, and apparently, he loves to spread the word. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> So maybe I can get some good tips/books/advice from him.<br>
Thank you everyone for responding so quickly <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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nuts provide protein and fats mainly. For protein...well, you should know that one already <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">. For fats, as a previous poster said, there are seeds, avocados, etc. You should watch your omega-3 intake though. Seeds and the like only have ALA fatty acids, which need to be converted to EPA or DHA for use (and it's not always efficient). Maybe you should invest in a multivitamin that provides DHA omega? the vegan source is algae ^^</div>
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I mostly use flax seed and fortified soy milk (Silk brand) for omega-3. I'm not sure if Silk uses nuts as their source, though. I'd have to check the ingredients. I don't worry too much about it.<br><br>
--Fromper<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/juggle.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":juggle:">
 

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When my mum worked in school lunch, they were make some sandwiches with "sun butter" (sunflower seed butter) instead of peanut butter for the kids with nut allergies. A lot of stores carry it now, due to how common the allergy has become.
 

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When my mum worked in school lunch, they were make some sandwiches with "sun butter" (sunflower seed butter) instead of peanut butter for the kids with nut allergies. A lot of stores carry it now, due to how common the allergy has become.</div>
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Okay, that's really cool, i didn't know that it existed lol I will have to look into that and see if they carry it at my local grocery store <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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