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Biochemísta Rookie 85 posts since
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Jun 24, 2006 12:51 PM

nuts and fat

I love nuts of any kind, peanuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts, etc!!

I know almonds contain healthy fat but what other nuts do as well? Are some loaded with saturated fats?





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  • speedyfeet Amateur 107 posts since
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    1. Jun 24, 2006 12:56 PM (in response to Biochemísta)
    Re: nuts and fat

    quote:


    Originally posted by have2run:

    I love nuts of any kind, peanuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts, etc!!

    I know almonds contain healthy fat but what other nuts do as well? Are some loaded with saturated fats?


     



    All nuts have healthy fats.  Just be careful with overdoing it because it still is fat after all, and they thus pack a lot of energy in a tiny little package!  But in a balanced diet, nuts are an excellent healthy addition.  Enjoy!

  • Quinny087 Rookie 26 posts since
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    2. Jun 25, 2006 8:03 PM (in response to Biochemísta)
    Re: nuts and fat

    Yep, nuts = good healthy fats.

    But, a nutrition student once told me that Macademia nuts are the one exception. Apparently the fat in that particular nut only is not as good for you.

    My knowledge is heresay only, so if someone knows the science, feel free to share!

  • yelloboy Rookie 25 posts since
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    3. Jun 25, 2006 9:28 PM (in response to Biochemísta)
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    macadamia nuts are infact one of the healthier nuts around - typically about 85% of the fat in them is of the unsaturated variety.

  • InsideRunner Rookie 28 posts since
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    4. Jun 25, 2006 11:20 PM (in response to Biochemísta)
    Re: nuts and fat

    quote:


    Originally posted by yelloboy:

    macadamia nuts are infact one of the healthier nuts around - typically about 85% of the fat in them is of the unsaturated variety.


     



    How are you defining "healthier nuts"? Macadamia nuts contain the highest percentage of saturated fat of all nuts. I'm not saying that they can't be part of a healthy diet, but I am curious about what makes them more healthy than other nuts.

    Walnuts are considered the best of all nuts.  They have the lowest percentages of bad fats, and they are the only nuts that contain omega-3 fatty acids.  Unfortunately, they are one of the worst tasting raw nuts in my opinion.

  • TrailOBite Rookie 358 posts since
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    6. Jun 26, 2006 9:37 AM (in response to Biochemísta)
    Re: nuts and fat

    I am what I eat.......NUTS!

  • binoko Rookie 43 posts since
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    7. Jun 27, 2006 7:26 PM (in response to Biochemísta)
    Re: nuts and fat

    quote:


    Originally posted by InsideRunner:

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    Walnuts are considered the best of all nuts. They have the lowest percentages of bad fats, and they are the only nuts that contain omega-3 fatty acids. Unfortunately, they are one of the worst tasting raw nuts in my opinion.


     



    maybe you're eating walnuts that are rancid.  The turn bad pretty fast unless you keep them in the fridge.

  • AdventureGirl63 Rookie 60 posts since
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    8. Jun 28, 2006 12:53 PM (in response to Biochemísta)
    Re: nuts and fat

    Not only do all nuts contain the good fat, many of them also o offer some kind of  extra nutrient .....like walnuts are high in alpha linolenic acid and folate and brazil nuts have tons of selenium, almonds are a good source of calcium....not to mention how they are a good source of non-meat protein.
    They are great, but like anything else (or maybe even more), it is very important to watch your portion size and daily intake. But having an appropriate serving of nuts every day for one of your snacks is an excellent idea.

  • Quinny087 Rookie 26 posts since
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    9. Jun 28, 2006 2:13 PM (in response to Biochemísta)
    Re: nuts and fat

    Yesterday I ate so many honey-roasted cashews that I had a stomach ache for 4 hours.  Those things are like crack!

    So yes, portion control is necessary if you're a little nutty like me.

  • Smallroom Rookie 3 posts since
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    10. Jul 2, 2006 5:18 PM (in response to Biochemísta)
    Re: nuts and fat

    I keep a mix of unsalted nuts and dried fruit at work to munch on.I can't keep them at home,because I always eventually get drunk and eat them all in one night..lol.

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