ADDICTED TO ALMONDS! How are they good with that much fat content?

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    Jun 18, 2011 5:01 AM GMT
    So I was looking up the paleo diet... And I've been trying to find new things to snack on. And they suggested alomonds n walnuts... I was like ewww, I hate nuts. but, I never had them in fairness. So I brought a packet... Then I had one... N couldn't stop! They taste amazing, I went through a whole 150g packet.. Then I read the back out of curiousity... 300 calories per 50 g serve! with 25 grams of fat! Also an unpleasantly long time on the toilet. So are they actually good for you? I don't think i've ever eaten anything made up of pure fat lol, is it okay? And if so how many grams should I stick to a day?
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    Jun 18, 2011 5:32 AM GMT
    It's good fat.
    Almonds are my #1 nut. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 18, 2011 1:06 PM GMT
    Ok, Thank you icon_smile.gif Walnuts I'll try. But god damn they are yummy!
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jun 18, 2011 1:14 PM GMT
    Almonds are the best. Especially dusted in cocoa or cinnamon.

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    Jun 18, 2011 1:16 PM GMT
    How about cashews? Is it good fat?? Will it hurt or help bodybuilding / cutting? I eat mostly the raw kind, as I do almonds.


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    Jun 18, 2011 1:33 PM GMT
    No doubt, almonds and nuts are good for you, but you have to keep the portion-size small. No more than a handful at a time. There is 'to much of a good thing' after all.
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    Jun 18, 2011 1:38 PM GMT
    Unsalted roasted almonds -- YUM! I usually snack on one small prepackaged bag from Trader's Joe, it's under 30 nuts a bag.
  • neon_tiger

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    Jun 18, 2011 1:54 PM GMT
    Fat has a such a bad stigma attached to it... Our brain is the fattiest organ in our body. Mono unsaturated fats there allow for effective communication of the neurons in the brain, and low levels of cholesterol have been associated with depression. The mediterranean diet is high in fat content from oils and nuts, yet those countries are among the lowest rates of obesity and heart diseases in the world.

    If youre in tune with your body and your body crave almonds, give them to it! As for the bathroom runs, well, too much of any nut will do that. But you will find how much is right for you- Right now youre in the firworks phase of your relationship with nuts.

    I go on cycles, every month or so, i buy a couple blue diamond cans (the small, 6-8 oz cans), keep them in my car, and snack on them while driving. Its actually the only thing i eat in my car. I have the honey roasted ones, but hey, its my fix!


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    Jun 18, 2011 2:21 PM GMT
    huasqui saidFat has a such a bad stigma attached to it... Our brain is the fattiest organ in our body. Mono unsaturated fats there allow for effective communication of the neurons in the brain, and low levels of cholesterol have been associated with depression. The mediterranean diet is high in fat content from oils and nuts, yet those countries are among the lowest rates of obesity and heart diseases in the world.

    If youre in tune with your body and your body crave almonds, give them to it! As for the bathroom runs, well, too much of any nut will do that. But you will find how much is right for you- Right now youre in the firworks phase of your relationship with nuts.

    I go on cycles, every month or so, i buy a couple blue diamond cans (the small, 6-8 oz cans), keep them in my car, and snack on them while driving. Its actually the only thing i eat in my car. I have the honey roasted ones, but hey, its my fix!


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    i eat french fries in my car. yum.

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    best fat ever!
  • neon_tiger

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    Jun 18, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    AvadaKedavra said
    huasqui saidFat has a such a bad stigma attached to it... Our brain is the fattiest organ in our body. Mono unsaturated fats there allow for effective communication of the neurons in the brain, and low levels of cholesterol have been associated with depression. The mediterranean diet is high in fat content from oils and nuts, yet those countries are among the lowest rates of obesity and heart diseases in the world.

    If youre in tune with your body and your body crave almonds, give them to it! As for the bathroom runs, well, too much of any nut will do that. But you will find how much is right for you- Right now youre in the firworks phase of your relationship with nuts.

    I go on cycles, every month or so, i buy a couple blue diamond cans (the small, 6-8 oz cans), keep them in my car, and snack on them while driving. Its actually the only thing i eat in my car. I have the honey roasted ones, but hey, its my fix!


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    i eat french fries in my car. yum.

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    best fat ever!


    LOL
    I like to dunk mine in ketchup, so that is conflict while driving...

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    Jun 18, 2011 3:04 PM GMT
    It's not about the amount of fat in it, but the type. Monounsatured and polyunsaturated fats are fine, saturated and trans fats are more dicey. Nuts are absurdly high in calories though, another poster is right - you do not eat the whole pack, you eat a handful.
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    Jun 18, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
    Hmm. I only have unhappy toilet with salted nuts. Almonds are awesome though. Love 'em.
  • kew1

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    Jun 18, 2011 3:29 PM GMT
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    yum
  • Starboard

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    Jun 18, 2011 3:38 PM GMT
    As part of the Paleo diet, almonds and other raw nuts, avocados, olive oil is a healthy form of fat that will help you to consume enough calories to avoid feeling hungry. If you are adhering to the diet, you are not filling up on the typical foods that people eat....bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, etc. In order to compensate for all of this empty real estate that is now appearing on your plate, you need to fill it with other sources of nutrition. You can only eat so many vegetables and low-fat options...you need fat in your diet...but healthy sources of fat. Here's a great article that can break it down for you better than I can....http://www.trackyourplaque.com/blog/2011/06/eat-triglycerides.html
  • Celticmusl

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    Jun 18, 2011 3:46 PM GMT
    I think nuts in general, including peanuts, are the best appetite suppressants out there.
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    Jun 18, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
    Eat raw almonds, though, when you can. The roasting process modifies the structure of the essential and beneficial oils in the nut (and the same applies to most/all nuts). I buy a huge bag of raw almost from Costco and they also have them at Trader Joe's.
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    Jun 18, 2011 3:52 PM GMT
    Almonds are the best nuts you can eat. There are studies that support the medicinal value of almonds in preventing some diseases. Walnuts, pecans, and peanuts are also good.

    There are 3 kinds of fat; saturated, polyunsaturated, and monounsaturated.

    Monounsaturated is the best and good for you. Almonds are very high in this type of fat. Almond butter is a healthy, delicious snack food, though more expensive than peanut butter.
  • CAtoFL

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    Jun 18, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    Okay, I'll admit it too. Screw drugs and alcohol, I'm addicted to these:

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    How do you all moderate your consumption?? Any tricks that anyone knows that can stop me from eating half the canister at a time??
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    Jun 18, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidAlmonds are higher in omega 6's and walnuts are higher in omega 3's. It is better to provide the body with omega 3 sources. You can find this in salmon and flax seeds as well.

    You want to eat about sixty to eighty grams of fat a day. Have these spread out over several meals. Twenty-five grams of fat is a bit too high in one sitting, don't make a habit of it. Especially since nuts are basically just fat. They have a hint of vegetable protein but not much.

    I believe this is the correct answer. When I was reading up on sources of omega 3 some years ago, because I have very high cholesterol levels, I was rather surprised to see walnuts listed. I thought only certain fish provided high omega 3 content. Well, this is why you check these things out, and make yourself a little more informed.

    And BTW, personally rather ironic for me. As a kid there were always walnuts in a bowl on the formal dining room table, which my Grandmother, who lived with us in her last years, would buy and thought were such a treat. I never did - YUCK! Old geezer food - where are the candy bars?

    And then at Christmas, I always knew half of my stocking would be stuffed with walnuts. They might as well have been the proverbial coals.

    But my dear late parents, who always spoiled us rotten, would also hide the very best small gifts in there among those walnuts. That's how I got my very first wristwatch in the mid-1950s, a self-winder with a luminescent face.

    I ran with that watch into my bedroom, and buried myself under the blankets to see it glow, a marvel in those days. I also got my first transistor "pocket" radio in that stocking, when that was the newest technology c.1957. So when you mention walnuts, I think of those Christmas memories, too, and my late Grandmother and parents, bless them all.

    Today I enjoy walnuts in the shell a great deal, despite how I avoided them as a kid. Isn't that often the case with many things? And have learned that my regular diet is already high in omega 3. Why I still have a dangerous cholesterol problem with a healthy diet, and don't respond to the meds for it, puzzles my doctors, who can only guess it's bad genes, and tell me I'm a high risk for stroke & heart attack. Well, all I can do is salute and keep marching. icon_sad.gif
  • tgrissom0312

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    Jun 18, 2011 4:44 PM GMT
    jlly_rnchr saidAlmonds are the best. Especially dusted in cocoa or cinnamon.

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    Go to Sam's club if you wanna buy these. You can get a huge jug for $10. You'll make up the price of the Sam's membership after buying about 4 of those!
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    Jun 18, 2011 5:28 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidI think nuts in general, including peanuts, are the best appetite suppressants out there.


    It's true that they are the best appetite suppressants. I used to take a grab full of almonds everywhere in my pocket, substitute them for dinner and they kept me somehow fueled during the long on call night shifts. But it's doesn't help since I'm trying to bulk up, so nowadays I only have them with my oatmeal for breakfast.
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    Jun 18, 2011 6:26 PM GMT
    Don't OD on vitamin E though.
  • neon_tiger

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    Jun 18, 2011 8:34 PM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidBrazil nuts are also higher in omega 3's. Plus they're higher in zinc which is good for a man's prostate. Plus, I think they are delicious. Their flavor is almost like a woody root beer flavor.

    My absolute favorite nut is the macadamia. God, it is HEAVEN. They're so soft they almost melt in your mouth. But they're around $15 a pound. icon_eek.gif They're the most expensive nut, if I'm not mistaken. And if you get a chance to have Macadamia nut butter you will think you died and went to heaven. I'm telling you. icon_cool.gif


    Macadamias are amazing indeed- they also have more saturated fat than any other nut, but that is just because they are the fattiest ones- still, they're 80% monounsaturated.
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    Jun 18, 2011 8:50 PM GMT
    jlly_rnchr saidAlmonds are the best. Especially dusted in cocoa or cinnamon.

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    i bought these the other day, it was heaven in my mouth.
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    Jun 18, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    CAtoFL saidOkay, I'll admit it too. Screw drugs and alcohol, I'm addicted to these:

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    How do you all moderate your consumption?? Any tricks that anyone knows that can stop me from eating half the canister at a time??


    Aww man, I love these. I keep them in the house, and toss a few on my salads. They are the best. I also love:

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