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Gilligan
09-04-2001, 05:24 PM
Are plain unsalted peanuts a good addition to a diet? What about cholesterol? I need to know if they contain a “good” or “bad” cholesterol.

Someone with high cholesterol asked me.

I did encourage him to eat more oatmeal.

thanks

Gilligan

syntekz
09-04-2001, 06:24 PM
Peanuts are a good source of fat and protein. Don't know much about the cholesteral; if you eat them in moderation you don't have anything to worry about.

Great way to supplement in some fat into your diet.

Wizard
09-05-2001, 08:10 AM
Try to add flax seed or olive oil instead of peanuts.However if you prefer them,they're better than any saturated fat,so eat them.

hemants
09-05-2001, 09:29 AM
There is no cholesterol in peanuts.

1 cup of peanuts contains:

protein : 38g
carb : 24g
fat : 72g

Of the fat 10g is saturated and the rest is unsaturated so eat away!!!

the doc
09-05-2001, 09:31 AM
only animal products contain cholesterol.

Vegetable sources are cholesterol free.
P-nuts are an excellent source of fats. Whilst bulking i ate 4 lbs/week of natty pb

mmmm good!

Tryska
09-05-2001, 09:38 AM
personally i like P-nut butter...sometimes surp...

SadCubicleHead
09-06-2001, 07:24 AM
Are plain unsalted peanuts a good addition to a diet? What about cholesterol? I need to know if they contain a “good” or “bad” cholesterol.

Someone with high cholesterol asked me.

I did encourage him to eat more oatmeal.

What does Oatmeal have to do with Cholesterol and Peanuts?

SadCubicleHead

Tryska
09-06-2001, 07:46 AM
hmmm....i'm thinking there is no relationship whatsoever....

well unless you take into account that a diet high in simple carbs actually affects serum cholesterol levels more than dietary cholesterol intakes do.

but then again, neither oatmeal or peanuts are simple carbs, nor do they contain cholesterol.