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TheGimp
10-30-2003, 01:52 PM
I want to add a handful of nuts to my packed lunch. What kind would be "best" and why?

Relentless
10-30-2003, 01:57 PM
almonds

best ratio of protein/fat/etc. Relatively cheap. Fibrous. Tasty.

cashews and brazil nutes are a close second but they tend to be pricey

if you need more fat, macadamia nuts are your fatty friend.

bradley
10-30-2003, 02:00 PM
It would depend on what type of fat you were trying to increase in your diet (mono., poly., saturated). Different nuts will have different ratios as far as poly/mono/sat fats are concerned. Walnuts have the highest amount of polyunsaturated fat, where as almonds contain a high amount of monounsaturated fat.

I really do not think it is going to make that much of a difference what nut you choose, as most all contain beneficial fats. I would just go with the one that you prefer, tastewise that is.