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    Nut fat?


    I see that nuts are very high in fats...Just to be re assured, these are good fats right?

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    Some are better than others, but yes, for the most part they are good fats. Eat up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpen22 View Post
    Some are better than others, but yes, for the most part they are good fats. Eat up.
    Sunflower seeds, and peanuts in particular. Sorry I wasn't more specific.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggravated View Post
    Sunflower seeds, and peanuts in particular. Sorry I wasn't more specific.
    Yeah, they both are pretty high in unsaturated fats, which is good. I'm not too familiar with sunflower seeds, but I'm pretty sure both are fine.
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    I am not sure fully, but I think sunflower is better over than peanuts. But like Rpen22 mentioned, both are fine.
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    Nice cause I found some on the hells cheap side and am going to add them in my diet as a snack. 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds is like 190 cals, 4g carbs, and 18g of fat I believe. Good to have these around for $1 for 9 servings. They are already shelled too so you can just eat them by the handful after measurement.
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    Sunflower seeds are soooo much better for you than peanuts, if you like peanut butter try getting almond butter, its definetly a lot better for you.
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    Look at merely the thread title - I expected this thread to go in a completely different direction...

    Now that I see this is in the nutrition forum - I feel a bit better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmh80 View Post
    Look at merely the thread title - I expected this thread to go in a completely different direction...

    Now that I see this is in the nutrition forum - I feel a bit better.
    HAHA, I did that on purpose! I was kind of waiting for someone to say something about it!
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    my nuts are pretty fat...

    wait, this is not what its about is it...

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    Sunflower seeds are good, peanut are okay (the fat is not too bad but there's lots of other good things about peanuts), Almonds are the bomb as the fat in them helps control insulin spikes. Cashews are delicous but useless.
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    I've never considered almond butter. How's the taste and where can you get it or do I have to make it? I found some recipes online but I'm wondering if I can simply buy it at the grocery store. None of the grocery store sites I searched turned up anything. If I have to make it do you have any recipe suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drewh10987 View Post
    I've never considered almond butter. How's the taste and where can you get it or do I have to make it? I found some recipes online but I'm wondering if I can simply buy it at the grocery store. None of the grocery store sites I searched turned up anything. If I have to make it do you have any recipe suggestions?
    You can buy it at the store. Grocery stores often have it in their naturals section, but if they don't, you may have to go to a natural foods store, who will be almost guaranteed to have it. It's usually more expensive than natural peanut butter, but not by alot.

    As for the taste, those that like it, love it. Most people I know do like it, but it's really not my cup of tea.
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    Almond butter definitely tastes good IMO.
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    Peanuts are actually a bean (or a comic strip by Charles Schulz). Carry on.
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    Hey sinner, you posted a recipe for making your own natural peanut butter. You think the same thing would work for making your own almond butter? I don't see why not.
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    I've done it with almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and cashews as well. Works great.

    With almonds, you will want to get slivered or sliced almonds. Whole almonds are just too damn big and they won't break down in the blender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    I've done it with almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, and cashews as well. Works great.

    With almonds, you will want to get slivered or sliced almonds. Whole almonds are just too damn big and they won't break down in the blender.
    Thanks for the tip. I think I'm gonna try this tomorrow when I don't have so much damn school work.
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    Where can I find the recipe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggravated View Post
    Where can I find the recipe?
    Here you go:

    Homemade "Stir-Free" Natural Peanut Butter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dancebot 2000 View Post
    Cashews are delicous but useless.
    Hold on there cowboy. Cashews are the least fatty of all nuts and they're a great source of copper and magnesium among other nutrients.
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    yeah I was gunna say.... cashews have a good amount of monounsaturated fat in them..... they are not useless at all...
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    cashews are my 2nd favorite nuts.
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    I have used a food processor to make almond butter as well as pecan butter. You just have to have patience as it takes time for the oils in the nuts to "release" (wow this could be going somewhere...lol) and make it into a butter so to speak. I usually add about 1 tbsp of canola oil to 1 pound of pecans or almonds.

    ...and I have mentioned adding one tbsp of oil before and people get all irate and act like its a big deal. Adding a tbsp of oil to the whole batch adds 14g fat.... less than 0.5g of fat per tbsp!
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    I made some almond butter tonight using a slightly altered version of the sinner's recipe and damn was it good. Easy to make too.
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    Peanut Butter is the "Staff of Life" IMO. Natty pb is a staple, but I like almond butter even better. Trader Joe's has some rasonably priced varieties of all those, plus goodies like tamari (sesame seed butter), cashew butter, and others. These are all good fats. Not Omega 3's, but with good amounts of omega 6 and 9's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesinner View Post
    cashews are my 2nd favorite nuts.
    I'm flattered.
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    Hey Sinner,

    Can all of these things be found at "Kroger" or "Meijer"? Also, you mention "Raw Peanuts" in the recipe...Does that mean that I leave the shells on when making the pb? I know it might be a dumb question lol, but I just wanted to be sure! Also, is the calorie count and such around the same as normal pb? Also, Is it ok to add extra protein powder to this?

    Sorry for all the Qs. Thanks for the help!
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    Eating nuts is definately a good idea for a snack.. but eating anything in excess is bad for you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by buildmeup View Post
    Eating nuts is definately a good idea for a snack.. but eating anything in excess is bad for you...
    Yes it is. I don't eat a whole tub everyday. I am lucky to consume 3 tablespoons a day. Which is only a serving and a half when looking at normal pb. Lately I have switched to reduced fat extra crunchy skippy. It is really good!
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    "Cashews are delicous but useless."

    "Cashews

    CALORIES: 584 cal/100g (146 cal per handful)

    BENEFITS: Rich in iron, containing twice the amount of most other nuts. Just 50g (25 cashews) provides 3mg of the 11mg needed each day by women.

    Cashews are also rich in zinc, essential for a robust immune system and healthy skin, and vital for fertility in both men and women (25 nuts provide a third of our daily 9mg zinc needs).

    They also contain magnesium and copper which help prevent heart disease and promote strong bones. The high magnesium content could also help reduce the risk of colon cancer.

    DISADVANTAGES: Too many can be fattening, particularly if eaten as part of a Chinese or Indian takeaway where the cooking oil and sugar content will outweigh any healthy benefit. "
    Here is the thread that has a great breakdown on all the nuts
    Almonds Boost Your Bones And Cashews Make You Fertile
    Good read !
  

  
 

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