I plan on eating at least 100-200g of mixed nuts (peanuts, cashews, almonds, etc.) everyday (on top of regular diet) for the purpose of gaining weight. I was wondering, can eating too much nuts cause bad health side effects?
I did a quick read through of the search "eating nuts health risk" at Google Scholar at limited the search to 2012 and later, see http://scholar.google.se/scholar?as_ylo=2012&q=eating+nuts+health+risk&hl=sv&as_sdt=0,5. It does not seem to be any health risks.
A search for "eating nuts gaining weight" on the same source, see http://scholar.google.se/scholar?q=eating+nuts+gaining+weight&btnG=&hl=sv&as_sdt=0&as_ylo=2012 and a quick reading of the abstracts shows some result that seem to contradict that nuts are especially effective for weight gain.
10-12 years ago when I was overweight (BMI>26), the main cause was a high consumption of protein shakes and too little exercise. My idea behind the shakes was to reduce stress and I read in a book about stress that high intake of proteins would reduce stress hormones.