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Nuts


#1

So what is the best kind of nut to eat?
and why?
peanuts, walnuts, cashews, almonds....

Thanks!


#2

Walnuts. The have the better fatty acid profile.


#3

I eat 1 ounce of walnuts - a small handfull - everyday with breakfast. Make sure your nuts are fresh and store them in the freezer.

Almonds are good too but walnuts have more omega 3's.


#4

Walnuts it is!

Checkout TC's "Power Foods" article for details:

http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=867137

I buy them chopped from the baking section and put them in oatmeal, yogurt, shakes, etc. Good stuff.


#5

Try them in this recipe. I got on here awhile ago, and have perfected it since:

2 cups of rolled oats (put in a blender to make into flour)
24 oz lowfat cottage cheese
6 scoops Grow! protein powder ( I don't recommend going with another brand, been there done that.....the others suck and it affects taste )
3/4 cup crushed walnuts (or other nut)
3/4 cup frozen blueberries
3 - 4 large tablespoons of natural crunchy peanut butter
1/4 cup of ground flax seed meal
3/4 cup goji berries ( highly recommended, try www.eatraw.com )

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick
cooking spray. Roll mixture into 2" balls and flatten slightly. If the
mixture is not sticking together, add a small amount of water or milk. The
cookies do not spread out much when cooked, so flattening prevents them
from remaining doughy in the middle.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes. They are done when the
bottoms turn a slight golden brown. Let cool and store in an air-tight
container. They will stay fresh longer (but be a bit less chewy) if stored
in the refrigerator.

other things you can add depending on preference:

shredded coconut, other nuts as desired...raw organic almonds and cashews work well.


#6

I really hate walnuts to be honest. I like eating sunflower seeds and pistachios. Aren't those good fat sources? Or can someone enlighten me?

I do know cashews are considered a junk nut. Too bad but I like these others just as well....


#7

All of them but YES I am sure to get some walnuts DAILY for the fat profile.