Salty Nuts...

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    Mar 23, 2010 12:36 AM GMT
    So I don't like unsalted almonds... Does the consumption of sodium trump the value of eating almonds for protein and energy?
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    Mar 23, 2010 4:43 AM GMT
    I don't think salt has any negative impact on the nutritional aspects of nuts. But too much salt makes you retain water.
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    Mar 25, 2010 8:19 PM GMT
    I don't mind unsalted ones.
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    Mar 25, 2010 8:25 PM GMT
    Great question, I always wondered... I really only like roasted, salted almonds. I can force the raw ones down, but don't care for em. And smoked almonds??? Forget it.... MAJOR WEAKNESS I could eat a whole can at once. But I always wondered if they were substantially less beneficial.

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    Mar 25, 2010 8:37 PM GMT
    I have had to stop buying the Wasabi/Soy Sauce Almonds because I cannot stop eating them once they are open. SO damn good.

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    Mar 25, 2010 8:49 PM GMT
    Planters salted almonds has 3% of the daily value of sodium. Quite low, as the salt is only added to the outside, not mixed into the recipe like other prepared snacks. Although a serving is only one oz. and who only eats one oz. when they open up a can of nuts?
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    Mar 25, 2010 8:55 PM GMT
    Solution: You must try Emerald's Cocoa almonds:
    http://www.amazon.com/Emerald-Cocoa-Roast-Almonds-Canister/dp/B001EQ55RW
    They're not chocolate dipped or anything, just a dusting of powder for taste. And only 25 milligrams of sodium per serving. No guilt.
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    Mar 25, 2010 9:05 PM GMT
    (I just finished off the roasted salted almonds I had in my car)
    Mmmmmm...
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    Mar 25, 2010 9:26 PM GMT
    Any nuts or seeds that you're ingesting should be raw (not roasted, not toasted, not smoked) and not salted or flavoured in any way.

    It's not like you'll under-perform if you don't ingest the RDI of salt. Keeping them raw retains the beneficial oils and makes digestion easier. Soaking them first improves their digestibility even further.

    So soak your nuts and swallow 'em raw
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    Mar 25, 2010 9:27 PM GMT
    look_alive saidI have had to stop buying the Wasabi/Soy Sauce Almonds because I cannot stop eating them once they are open. SO damn good.

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    I am so glad that you posted this. I thought I was the only person is so addicted to these that I'm giving myself reflux!


    But oh God...put one of those in front of me and it's on bitch!
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    Mar 25, 2010 9:29 PM GMT
    Bartron said

    So soak your nuts and swallow 'em raw


    Love it!

    I am completely addicted to Blue Diamond Smokehouse Almonds, which is why I asked.

    Anyone recommend another flavored kind that may be healthier?
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    Mar 25, 2010 9:45 PM GMT
    XCRunner336 said
    look_alive saidI have had to stop buying the Wasabi/Soy Sauce Almonds because I cannot stop eating them once they are open. SO damn good.

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    I am so glad that you posted this. I thought I was the only person is so addicted to these that I'm giving myself reflux!


    But oh God...put one of those in front of me and it's on bitch!


    XCRunner, the terrifying part is that I've discovered they come in HUGE 1 pound bags, too! icon_eek.gif No way am I allowing myself to buy one of those!
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    Mar 25, 2010 10:34 PM GMT
    Where can I get the 1 LB bag?

    I am going to get them in like legit 5 secs.
  • BlackBeltGuy

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    Mar 25, 2010 10:50 PM GMT
    I THINK I'M THE ONLY HOMO I KNOW ALLERGIC TO NUTS.... I tell everyone they can go on my chin just NOT in my mouth...just sayin icon_cool.gif
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    Mar 25, 2010 11:15 PM GMT
    I'm so disappointed in what this thread is really about!
  • dreamer121

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    Mar 25, 2010 11:36 PM GMT
    Hmmmm I prefer my almonds unsalted... I'll save the saltyness for other things.
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    Mar 28, 2010 4:27 AM GMT
    JW61 saidI'm so disappointed in what this thread is really about!


    ah yes, those.. they get salty too sometimes .
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    i eat various nuts, but most are unsalted.
    i find salt tolerable if only in minute quantity.
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    Mar 28, 2010 4:31 AM GMT
    I've always avoided added salt ever since I was a kid... I guess that was just the result of effective health promotion. Therefore I'm used to eating dry roasted...

    I do love toffee-coated almonds. Yum!
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    Mar 28, 2010 4:34 AM GMT
    JW61 saidI'm so disappointed in what this thread is really about!
    yep I was expecting big salty nuts aswell :i
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    Mar 28, 2010 4:35 AM GMT
    Dude, live a little. It's definitely not the worst thing that you can put in your body. Seriously, dry friggin nuts?! I love almonds too, but they must be salted. Try the ones with sea salt. They are actually pretty good. If you work out at all, you usually need more sodium than the daily recommended nutrition anyway. I say eat them...love them, but with a bottle water of course. icon_lol.gif