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carlossalsa8
03-24-2004, 04:57 PM
wut kind of nuts do you guys eat? which ones are the good ones and bad ones?

Jasonl
03-24-2004, 05:21 PM
I eat peanuts, but I think almost all nuts are good. They are a good source of fat, and are pretty filling, useful when cutting.

TheGimp
03-25-2004, 12:21 AM
Almonds have one of the best nutritional profiles of nuts, in terms of high protein and high monounsaturated fat.

Saint Patrick
03-25-2004, 12:45 AM
Yeah they're all good.

NormalDude
03-25-2004, 10:01 AM
Ok well what about the nuts in a trail mix with the dried fruit in it. Now that stuff is good. And the fruit I can eat all day. But I know it cant be good for me

raniali
03-25-2004, 11:59 AM
actually walnuts are highly recommended by most nutrition experts. i would stick with almonds and walnuts mainly.

and a peanut (fyi) is not a nut - it is a legume.

pruneman
03-25-2004, 12:29 PM
walnuts are a source of EFAs i believe, but I would not rely on them for your primary source of EFAs. Nuts are a good way to get some of your healthy fats just make sure youre getting your EFAs too.

ryuage
03-25-2004, 01:09 PM
walnuts is a good source of omega 3's

Genacide
03-25-2004, 01:13 PM
What about Soy Nuts? They any good?

mmckinley
03-25-2004, 06:09 PM
I second the walnuts and almonds. Soy "nuts" are just roasted soy beans. They aren't nuts, but they're really good for you. They have a lot of good protein, low saturated, and lots of anticancer and antiaging phytonutrients.

Y2A
03-25-2004, 09:02 PM
Whats so good about walnuts in particular? I eat nuts all the time. I just love the taste of nuts. Nothin like a buncha nuts in my mouth to make me smile.

galileo
03-26-2004, 09:17 AM
actually walnuts are highly recommended by most nutrition experts. i would stick with almonds and walnuts mainly.

and a peanut (fyi) is not a nut - it is a legume.


I agree with raniali; peanuts aren't that great (and not even a nut). I'd definitely use walnuts and almonds if you're trying to up your fats in this way.

JTyrell710
03-26-2004, 09:54 AM
as far as nuts go almonds are a great way to gat fats an proteins, you can buy a big sack of them for not alot of money, and munch on them as a snack throughout the day

galileo note: i said nuts and sack in the same sentance and i managed not to make the obvious joke...

raniali
03-26-2004, 11:09 AM
Whats so good about walnuts in particular? I eat nuts all the time. I just love the taste of nuts. Nothin like a buncha nuts in my mouth to make me smile.

How could eating nuts prevent sudden death? For one thing, many nuts, especially walnuts, are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These are the same types of unsaturated fats found in some fish. Omega-3 fatty acids smooth out abnormal heart rhythms. Like aspirin, they also keep blood clots from forming by making platelets less sticky and less likely to clump.
from : http://www.anti-aging-guide.com/41nuts.php


take a peek at this chart:
http://www.supermarketguru.com/page.cfm/2230

galileo
03-26-2004, 01:39 PM
galileo note: i said nuts and sack in the same sentance and i managed not to make the obvious joke...

I'm proud of you. You're back on the Christmas card list.

ogarchamplin
03-26-2004, 08:36 PM
I love plain Almonds and Walnuts..i usually have 2oz a day of Almonds as a snack. Buy them in bulk at Costco

JTyrell710
03-26-2004, 08:57 PM
costco's 2oz almond sack- good stuff, have that with me now!

poohat
03-26-2004, 09:00 PM
Are peanuts a decent source of good fats even though theyre not a nut?

galileo
03-26-2004, 09:03 PM
Are peanuts a decent source of good fats even though theyre not a nut?
I would use them as a last resort.

Jasonl
03-26-2004, 09:17 PM
I would use them as a last resort.
I agree, I think a lot of people use them so much is because they're very cheap. Not to mention taste pretty good.

poohat
03-27-2004, 12:33 AM
Ok thanks, I was using them as my primary fat source. I'll go buy some almonds instead.

Focused
03-27-2004, 09:44 AM
Nothin like a buncha nuts in my mouth to make me smile.


nah, too easy :D

Y2A
03-30-2004, 11:07 AM
I would use them as a last resort.

How come natty PB is recommended but peanuts arent? Or is natty PB no longer very good?

raniali
03-30-2004, 11:09 AM
it's not that peanuts or pb is not recommended, it's just that there are better sources for some of the omegas. natty pb is cheap and easy and also pretty darn tasty. whether you are eating pb or almonds won't really make that big of a difference. but i would try for variety as is the best route in any diet.

ElPietro
03-30-2004, 11:14 AM
You can get almond butter at most bulk food stores as well, although I don't know how it tastes as I've never tried it.

raniali
03-30-2004, 11:18 AM
you can make almond butter if you are feeling betty crockerish.

ElPietro
03-30-2004, 11:21 AM
Or you could just buy it.

ogarchamplin
03-30-2004, 11:35 AM
You can get almond butter at most bulk food stores as well, although I don't know how it tastes as I've never tried it.
really? i have only seen cashew butter and i hate cashews

ElPietro
03-30-2004, 11:37 AM
Yes. Really.

TheGimp
03-30-2004, 01:10 PM
Indeed. And it's Pretty Good.

biggerthanu
03-30-2004, 01:19 PM
nuts nuts nuts nuts
you are what you eat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
couldnt resist

Khar
03-30-2004, 03:58 PM
almost butter is damn tasty but it is also damn expensive.

carlossalsa8
03-30-2004, 05:24 PM
wut does the omega 3 or 6 really do?

Spartacus
03-30-2004, 05:43 PM
if you're supping with fish oil, getting omega3 from nuts is pretty worthless. i think almonds peanuts and macadamias are all healthy and tasty so i eat all of them.

galileo
03-30-2004, 08:50 PM
Tasty is always good.

Saint Patrick
03-31-2004, 12:38 AM
Macadamias are tasty, but expensive.

PiKappaWRX
03-31-2004, 01:24 AM
mmm i love cashews....good for me? sure y not