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sLip
10-15-2005, 07:20 PM
my mom told me today she heard from a dietician friend of hers that u shouldn't eat over 20 peanuts a day, and i had trouble believing this. hell ive been eating peanuts with almost every meal because im having trouble finding alternative sources of fat.

getfit
10-15-2005, 07:22 PM
olive oil-flax oil
natty pb
egg yolks
avocados
etc........

Unreal
10-15-2005, 07:44 PM
As long as it fits into your diet, I wouldn't worry about it. I had 4 tbps of natty PB today, which I'm sure is more then 20 peanuts.

You could always try other nuts. I love almonds/walnuts/macadaimians/etc.

spencerjrus
10-15-2005, 08:00 PM
Your mom and/or her friend are full of ****. Keep eating.

TheGimp
10-15-2005, 09:02 PM
20 peanuts a day? Where did they get this figure from? What is so awful about 21 peanuts?

Bruise Brubaker
10-15-2005, 09:02 PM
You're convincing, Mister Spencer.

ShockBoxer
10-15-2005, 09:49 PM
It's because raw peanuts have a very potent carcinogin and roasted peanuts have denatured fats, as far as I can tell from google.

I eat dry roasted, which are cooked (cuts down the carcinogin) but not at such a temperature that denaturing occurs.

That said I've heard almonds are much healthier. I just prefer peanuts...

sLip
10-15-2005, 11:14 PM
*crosses fingers as i go find my peanuts to see if they are roasted or dry roasted* phew, the bulk pack of peanuts i bought are dry roasted, i was scared there for a moment, 12$ worth of peanuts is a lot of peanuts! whats denatured mean?

sLip
10-15-2005, 11:15 PM
also how many grams of fat should i be aiming for daily? i weigh 170 lbs and am on a bulk

spencerjrus
10-16-2005, 01:45 AM
also how many grams of fat should i be aiming for daily? i weigh 170 lbs and am on a bulk



.5g per LBM so 85-100 would be a good range for you, more is suggested if you are bulking imho.

TTT
10-16-2005, 01:49 AM
It's because raw peanuts have a very potent carcinogin and roasted peanuts have denatured fats, as far as I can tell from google.

I eat dry roasted, which are cooked (cuts down the carcinogin) but not at such a temperature that denaturing occurs.

That said I've heard almonds are much healthier. I just prefer peanuts...

Generally the carcinogen is produced when the peanuts have a certain mold species growing on them. This produces an aflatoxin.
I've never heard of them containing this carcinogen unless they're infected with the mold, but I could be wrong (or there could be an alternative carcinogen which occurs naturally inside the nut).

Bruise Brubaker
10-18-2005, 04:06 PM
What I heard is that most peanuts contained the mold.
Those which are the most fress would have less, so local production is better in that aspect.