healthy fats??

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  1. smb is me

    smb is me New Member

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    Hey guys, whenever we talk about getting healthy fats in our diets we always talk about almonds.

    What about pecans and cashews? will either of those also work (i'm guessing no on the cashews)?

    (going to the grocery store in an hour)
     
  2. keeler

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    almonds have high fiber and high protein (for a nut). I was reading an article a while back that said walnuts were the best but to eat for good fats, but personally I like almonds or cashews the best.
     
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    A few spoon fulls of natty chunky peanut butter is always good.
     
  4. xSteveO

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    any nut is fine, some might be more than others, but who cares
     
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    thanks guys, one bag of almonds then the other bag will be a gametime decision when i get there.
     
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    don't forget olive oil, avocados, pumpkin and sesame seeds.
     
  7. JeremyD

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    Cashews are higher in carbs (sugars). Other than that it's no big deal. I just know that I can put down a whole can of cashew's in a sitting so I don't buy them:o


    I did have a cashew butter/nutella sandwich recently. I have redefined orgasm!
     
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    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    any fat that is liquid at room temperature is generally okay. flax, fish, nuts, avacados...
     
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    try to look for non roasted / non salted cashews = ftw
     
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    gsxtasyd Lift Big........Eat Big........Sleep Big........GE

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    nothing wrong with salt. unless you are hypertensive.
     
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  11. Bacchus

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    Walntus are actually very high in ADA (form of omega 3), but not as high as flax. ALmonds are mostly monounsaturated fats (fat from walnuts are 73% poly, fat from Almonds only hold 23% poly)

    Walnuts don't have anywhere near as many carbs as almonds (almonds = 7g per quarter cup, walnuts less 4g...so half)

    That being said, almonds have double the protein.


    you can see that there's not one thats "better" then the other. they simply have different uses in your diet!
     
  12. Bacchus

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    double post :(
     
  13. Bacchus

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    i've done an analysis on the two nuts you've originally mentioned though.

    Pecans: not as good for you as walnuts and almonds. 25% of the fats are poly, but it lacks the protein that almonds have. a quarter cup will only have 2 grams of protein (so that's even less then walnuts). Not much of the fat is saturated (like sesame for example..). this serving amount only has 3.5 grams of carbs.

    Cashews: only 18% of the fat is poly, equal in saturated fats tand the rest is mono. a quarter cup has 5.5g of protein and 9.8g of carbs


    other healthy nuts:
    Brazil Nuts : decent in the protein. 31% of fat is poly, 37% is mono. However, it's got a *really* good anti-oxidant Selenium.

    macadamia: mostly mono fat (80%), with the rest going to saturated. not much other then that - but that's a healthy dose of monosaturated fats.


    that being said again : the best thing to do is ensure you've got a good mix of all of them in your diet :)
     
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    coconut milk mmmm
     
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    My av is so small you can't see it!
    I see that Bacchus really likes nuts :hsugh:

    But seriously, thanks for info
     
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    i love nuts. Macadamias are my favorite taste wise. White chocolate macadamian nut coookies? DONE.
     
  17. texchef

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    I picked up 3lbs of raw unsalted almonds at Sam's yesterday for around $9. 1/4 cup of those things is a lot.

    Like everyone else has said..Extra Virgin olive oil, avocados (yuck) and cashews seem to come up most.

    Always heard to steer clear of peanuts...amirite?
     
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    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    also, since this thread is on the topic of healthy fats (and not just nuts)

    also has healthy fats:

    Avocado: 67% mono. the rest is split between poly's and Saturated fats. 1 avocado is 270 calories though, and 80% of it is from fat. If you're watching your weight - keep in mind that its tonnes of calories.

    Olive Oil: 72% mono, the rest is split between poly's and Saturated fats.

    Safflower oil: 75% mono, 13% poly and very minimal saturated fat. <- this is the winner for cooking oil, imo. It burns at a MUCH higher temperature then olive oil - so is great for a lot of things you can't do with olive
     
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    I thought avocados weren't that great.
    Can anyone clarify?
     
  21. Mass

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    they are just calorically dense, its a great addition to any meal, just don't get all crazy and eat a whole f'ing bowl of guac in one sitting
     
  22. Bacchus

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    yep. a few slices work great on a green slad though

    i've also smothered it like butter over toast/crackers with a little bit of salt and pepper. f'n felish.
     
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    good source of fat and high fiber content ftw. taste fucking awesome too.:bowdown:
     
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    edit: this is why i hate keto the most
     
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    Costco update v. I'm kinda a moron.

    Sooo. First order of business, got almonds 3lb bag for 10.99 and walnuts 3lb bag for 11.99, everything is a little more expensive in alaska. Passed on cashews b/c i know they'd already be gone now. EAT THAT SHIT UP.

    WHO KNEW? that you had to be a fucking member to shop at costco (everyone i am sure) [everyone except me that is]

    luckily they have little high school girls at the door to make sure you have a card. unluckily they don't take thier jobs very seriously.

    so i get up to the counter with a cart full of discounted goodness and BAM i don't have a card, i'm not a member, they don't accept any CC except Amex. thoroughly sucked bro's. Had to go to an ATM and pay 50 dollar membership fee. And, yes, felt like a moron.

    cliffs:
    almonds+walnuts
    I'm a moron
    wasn't a costco member
    am now.
     
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