I have a nut allergy. What foods have the healthy fat and protein found in nuts?
Asked by amelia75a on Oct 08, 2008 in Health Conditions



Nuts irritate my mouth and stomach.  Peanut butter in small quantities is ok.  I love all nuts and miss eating them.  Is there anything out there that provides the same health benefit as eating nuts?


Answer

Nuts are a nutrition powerhouse loaded with monounsaturated fat, vitamin E, folic acid, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, zinc, protein, and fiber.  But you can get all of those nutrients in a balanced diet that contains plant oils, oily fish, whole grains, fresh fruit, dark green leafy vegetables, lean meat, and beans.  The bigger problem with a nut allergy is to avoid foods that contain nuts as an ingredient, as well as foods that are “cross-contaminated” by processing in an area where nuts were used.  Luckily, food labels contain warnings to let people know when a food may contain traces of nuts.  Read about tree nut allergies at About.com.


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