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zepata
09-29-2003, 06:15 PM
im eating peanuts right now, and damn are they good.. anyway i figure they're good for you because of the protein content, and i eat a lot of protein, or try to.. so waht im asking is are they really a good source of protein or what? i'll eat them regardless, just curious. thanks

Jasonl
09-29-2003, 06:44 PM
i think they're a decent source, but i mainly use peanuts for the EFAs, still, count it toward your daily protien intake.

Spartacus
09-29-2003, 07:46 PM
i eat a lot because they are super-cheap calories and are easy to take along with you to eat anywhere. i eat 1 or 2 cups a day, so thats 25-50g of protein. so i would say they are a good source, as long as you are getting other sources becasue they are not complete protein

bradley
09-30-2003, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by Jasonl
i think they're a decent source, but i mainly use peanuts for the EFAs, still, count it toward your daily protien intake.

Peanuts contain mostly monounsaturated fat, and the EFAs contained in peanuts are n-6 fats, which most people get plenty through their diet. Don't get me wrong, peanuts are a good source of fat, but they are not really that great in terms of EFA content.



Peanuts Raw (1oz.)

Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated g 1.937
4:0 g 0.000
6:0 g 0.000
8:0 g 0.000
10:0 g 0.000
12:0 g 0.000
14:0 g 0.007
16:0 g 1.461
18:0 g 0.312
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 6.926
16:1 undifferentiated g 0.003
18:1 undifferentiated g 6.735
20:1 g 0.187
22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 4.411
18:2 undifferentiated g 4.410
18:3 undifferentiated g 0.001
18:4 g 0.000
20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000
20:5 n-3 g 0.000
22:5 n-3 g 0.000
22:6 n-3 g 0.000

bradley
09-30-2003, 02:20 AM
Originally posted by Spartacus
so i would say they are a good source, as long as you are getting other sources becasue they are not complete protein

There really is no such thing as incomplete and complete proteins as most all proteins do contain all of the essential AAs, but some proteins are limited by their content of certain AAs. This is the where the term limiting AA comes from. If you are consuming a variety of proteins this should not be an issue, and therefore if you want an accurate measure of your protein intake you should count all the protein that you consume, including proteins from vegetables, grains, etc.

drew
09-30-2003, 06:42 AM
mmmm, peanuts :drooling:

Allie
09-30-2003, 07:43 AM
I eat them almost everyday because I pack my lunch and go to class till about 3 or 5. So for me it comes down to convenience and the fact that it's actually something I will eat.

BTW, Rob arn't you proud? *lol*

Malovian
10-02-2003, 07:47 AM
Is that protein powder stuff any good? Im new to weightlifting and I want to get some pecs as quick as possible (ive got a FLAT chest)

drew
10-02-2003, 07:55 AM
Protein powder is an excellent supplement.

Gaining muscle is probablly 75% eating, so make sure you eat plenty. Get yourself a good routine, and work your entire body (not just your chest). If you need some direction, check out the WBB routines on the main page of the site.

Maxgain
10-08-2003, 05:20 AM
Bradley is that for all nuts or just peanuts regarding fat quality.
I eat 100g of almonds a day which i was counting as approx 50-55g EFAs. Is this wrong
Thanks

bradley
10-08-2003, 05:52 AM
Originally posted by Maxgain
Bradley is that for all nuts or just peanuts regarding fat quality.
I eat 100g of almonds a day which i was counting as approx 50-55g EFAs. Is this wrong
Thanks

The post above was in regards to peanuts, and you are correct in that different varieties of nuts will have different amounts of mono/poly fats. Here is the breakdown for 100g of almonds, but as you can see almonds really do not contain any significant amount of EFAs. I believe walnuts have the highest amount of
n-3 fats.


Water g 5.25
Energy kcal 578
Energy kj 2418
Protein g 21.26
Total lipid (fat) g 50.64

Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated g 3.881
4:0 g 0.000
6:0 g 0.000
8:0 g 0.000
10:0 g 0.000
12:0 g 0.000
13:0 g 0.000
14:0 g 0.000
15:0 g 0.000
16:0 g 3.198
17:0 g 0.000
18:0 g 0.683
20:0 g 0.000
22:0 g 0.000
24:0 g 0.000

Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 32.155
14:1 g 0.000
16:1 undifferentiated g 0.234
18:1 undifferentiated g 31.921
20:1 g 0.000
22:1 undifferentiated g 0.000
24:1 c g 0.000

Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 12.21
18:2 undifferentiated g 12.214
18:3 undifferentiated g 0.000
18:4 g 0.000
20:2 n-6 c,c g 0.000
20:3 undifferentiated g 0.000
20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000
20:5 n-3 g 0.000
22:5 n-3 g 0.000
22:6 n-3 g 0.000

Maxgain
10-08-2003, 01:40 PM
Thanks
How much EFAs should you take in a day then I take an oil supplement 2 tablespoons ady but i dont see where else im getting it now is that enough?

bradley
10-08-2003, 01:49 PM
Originally posted by Maxgain
Thanks
How much EFAs should you take in a day then I take an oil supplement 2 tablespoons ady but i dont see where else im getting it now is that enough?

What type of oil are you using?

Maxgain
10-09-2003, 04:00 AM
Its an oil blend mixture called optimum oil blend containing vegetable oils such as flax and olive with added omegas, n-6 and n-3. I dont have it here so im not sure whats excactly in it

bradley
10-09-2003, 05:40 AM
Originally posted by Maxgain
Its an oil blend mixture called optimum oil blend containing vegetable oils such as flax and olive with added omegas, n-6 and n-3. I dont have it here so im not sure whats excactly in it

The amount needed would depend on the ratios and amounts of each specific fatty acid, but two tablespoons a day would probably be a good starting point.

I really do not see any need for using oil blends, such as Udo's, etc., since most people get plenty of n-6 fats in their diet. Supplementing further with n-6 fats will just increase the ratio of n-6 to n-3 fats.

I think supplementing with fish oil and maybe olive oil would be the only supplemental fats needed. Fish oil is a better choice, as compared to flaxseed oil, since it supplies the body with EPA/DHA directly. Flaxseed oil contains ALA, which has to be converted to EPA/DHA in the body, and this is not an effecient process.

Maxgain
10-09-2003, 06:24 AM
Thanks
Yeah its like udos except claims to have a specific ratio of n-6:n-3 added to it