Nuts are to be used sparingly in a Paleo diet. This is because nuts contain high levels of anti-nutrients making them hard to digest and they are also high in Omega 6 fats (which are a kind of polyunsaturated fatty acid – PUFA) in comparison to Omega 3 fats. In fact, as I’ve mentioned before on this blog, we should be consuming Omega 6 fats and Omega 3 fats in roughly the same ratio – 1:1. Yet modern humans consume excessive amounts of Omega 6 and little Omega 3, which causes inflammation. Nuts are some of the worst culprits in keeping this ration imbalanced. The best nuts to consume, yet sparingly, are macadamia nuts (which have the least PUFA’s). Second best are cashews which are also low in PUFA’s. This said, we can enjoy our cashew milk, smoothies, and milkshakes, but I think of nut milks as occasional treats, not daily indulgences. If your primary goal for following paleo is fat loss though, you might want to consider removing nuts – vegetables, fruits, and lean proteins are a much better ways to get nutrients. Read more about nuts here.