Are nuts a good alternative to chips?

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    Nov 03, 2012 5:27 PM GMT
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  • HottJoe

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    Nov 03, 2012 5:49 PM GMT
    YES! Get them raw and unsalted.

    If you're willing to break a few rules, you can sweeten them up by adding a little dried fruit or dark chocolate chips.icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 03, 2012 6:11 PM GMT
    Raw almonds. I keep them around always - in a jar, easy to grab a few times a day for a quick snack - especially post work out.
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    Nov 04, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    I am sure the nuts are healthier than fried chips . Walnuts are supposed to be much better for one than almonds, because of containing more anti-oxidants.
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    Nov 04, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    raw unsalted almonds. costco. 3 lbs for $10. Best deal outside of california
  • FRE0

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    Nov 04, 2012 4:46 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidraw unsalted almonds. costco. 3 lbs for $10. Best deal outside of california


    That's $3.333 per pound; rather expensive. Junk food is also expensive which is nice since it bolsters my won't power.
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    Nov 04, 2012 5:28 AM GMT
    Raw, unsalted almonds are the way to go, the flavored and salted ones just leave you craving more.
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    Nov 04, 2012 6:03 AM GMT
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    Nov 04, 2012 6:05 AM GMT
    Portion control is above everything else the most important thing. Just because nuts contain heart healthy lipids doesn't mean you can't easily consume 2 bags worth of chips in calories from them in one sitting...which you can.
  • Pontifex

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    Nov 04, 2012 6:40 AM GMT
    careful. Even raw nuts are really calorie dense. If I'm trying to watch my caloric intake I tend to eat more carrots and celery. They are lower in calories and filling if that is what you are looking for.
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    Nov 04, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
    How about kale chips?
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    Nov 04, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    Kale chips: depending on how they are cooked,

    For me, raw unsalted almonds all the way

    GO PALEO!
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    Nov 04, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    mikeinslc saidHow about kale chips?


    Not so bad if you make them yourself ...

    http://wellnessmama.com/2534/crispy-homemade-kale-chips/

    I'd skip any store bought.
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    Nov 04, 2012 8:49 PM GMT
    Is there where I make the vaguely sarcastic comment about how fond I am of nuts????

    Aristoshark needs to supply a single entendre...
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    Nov 05, 2012 12:36 AM GMT
    Mmmmm! I love nuts! I love the feel and taste of nuts in my mouth.
  • unicoman1

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    Nov 05, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    I wont touch that.. well.. Id like too But so much more beneficial with the protein and fiber. Raw is the best!

  • FitGwynedd

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    Nov 05, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    They arent chips they are crisps.
  • FRE0

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    Nov 05, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
    I need calories. If I don't get enough calories, I lose weight and I don't want to lose weight.

    There are oddles of ads for diets for weight loss. What about those of us who are trying not to lose weight?
  • barriehomeboy

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    Nov 05, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
    Nuts should be your go-to snack. With salt! Don't listen to the milktoasts. Every fluid in your body is salty. Where do you think that's coming from?
  • Medjai

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    Nov 05, 2012 1:18 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Pontifex saidcareful. Even raw nuts are really calorie dense. If I'm trying to watch my caloric intake I tend to eat more carrots and celery. They are lower in calories and filling if that is what you are looking for.


    Eating celery is a 'negative' calorie food. It actually requires more calories to chew and digest celery than the actual stalk of celery provides you.


    There is actually no such thing as a negative calorie food. The energy used to digest celery is only 10% of what it provides. It is, however, incredibly low calorie.
  • Medjai

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    Nov 05, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidNuts should be your go-to snack. With salt! Don't listen to the milktoasts. Every fluid in your body is salty. Where do you think that's coming from?


    You do not need to add salt to a balanced diet to maintain electrolyte levels, unless you are undergoing rigorous training. And that can be replaced by a watered down sports drink.

    However, salt is a good additive, to some degree, when eating low glycemic foods to maximize uptake. Secondary active sum porters in the lining of the gut use a sodium ion gradient to encourage uptake of glucose when it's in low levels in the gut. Too much though and it'll contribute to hypertension.
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    Nov 05, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    Cash saidIs there where I make the vaguely sarcastic comment about how fond I am of nuts????

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    Mmmmmm! Tell us, Cash. Tell us moar about just how fond of nuts you are!

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    Nov 05, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
    First of all chips are processed food. Processed food <<<<< than anything whole and/or raw.

    Raw nuts(no salt, sugar or other processing ) are good, make sure you germinate them before eating.

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    Nov 05, 2012 1:24 AM GMT
    My nuts are very healthy but in Summer they tend to be salty.
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    Nov 05, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    Love nuts and almost always have some in the house (raisins and walnuts are a great quick snack) but just to note--unless you are for some reason getting away from potato entirely--that you can make your own healthy chips pretty easily in about 12 minutes and they're very satisfying.

    Just quick spray a glass pan with olive oil, scrub & slice thin a baking potato, arrange in pan (use bottom and sides) single layer is best but can double up a little, microwave for about 8 minutes (depending on how much potato). Check for ones crisp (depends on thickness of slicing), remove those, turn, separate some, remicro for another minute or two, checking for the ones turning crisp before they dehydrate too much (aka before they burn).

    It makes a very nice potato chip side to a sandwich or other meal. You can flavor them with spices or garlic, whatever. The only time I ever buy a small bag of chips now is if I'm eating at a sandwich shop. Can't remember the last time I bought a supermarket bag of chips.