Can We Eat All Nuts Together? (Expert Answer)

Short Answer: It is generally safe to eat nuts of different types together or one after another. Because there is no scientific evidence that it has any negative or positive effects on health.

Nuts are healthy foods that contain various nutrients, such as protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals.

Nuts have different types, such as almonds, pistachios, walnuts, cashews, and pecans.

According to Ayurveda, nuts of different types can be eaten together, as long as they are soaked, peeled, and roasted to make them easier to digest.

Ayurveda also recommends eating nuts with raisins or other fruits to balance their heating and drying effects.

However, Ayurveda advises against eating nuts in excess, especially for people with Kapha dosha, as they can increase weight and mucus.

But according to science, there is no clear evidence that eating nuts of different types together has any harmful or beneficial effects on health.

Some studies suggest that eating a variety of nuts may provide more antioxidants and phytochemicals than eating a single type of nut.

Other studies indicate that eating nuts of different types may have similar effects on cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation, and weight as eating nuts of the same type.

As a nutritionist, my advice is to try first. If after eating nuts of different types together you experience any side effects, such as bloating, gas, or allergic reactions, then stop combining them.

And if you can tolerate them, then continue.

However, you should be mindful of the quality and quantity of nuts you consume.

Because eating too many nuts can cause excess calories, fat, and sodium intake, which may affect your health.

Whether you eat them together or not, you should always choose fresh, raw, and unsalted nuts.

Because roasted, salted, or flavored nuts may have lower nutrient content and higher sodium content than raw nuts.

You can store nuts in a cool, dry, and dark place, such as a pantry or a refrigerator.

Do not store them in a warm, humid, or sunny place, as they may become rancid, moldy, or infested by insects.

Finally, remember, nuts are a nutritious and delicious snack that can support your health and well-being.

But moderation is the key, as too much of anything can be harmful.

You can enjoy nuts on their own, or add them to salads, desserts, or oatmeal for extra crunch and flavor.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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