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Best Nuts and Why?

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Created May 02, 2013 at 7:42 PM

What are the best kind of nuts to eat to benefit your health and why?

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I actually just researched them a bit more and found them for 13$/8ounces. I was paying 13$/5ounces from stephen james organics. Check out nuts.com. They have tons of fruit/nuts/food/sweets. I just discovered them and they have pilis for 13$ per 8 ounces. That's still expensive but nuts are generally expensive due to processing, etc.

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Well now I'm interested. Are they quite expensive?

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http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3132/2

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I thought Cashews were considered one of the better paleo nuts as long as you don't over eat them?

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The happy ones. The angry ones might try to hit you. The happy ones usually just giggle to themselves and rock back and forth a little, which is fine, unless they are creepy about it.

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They're all good because they contain Essential Fatty Acids and are potent sources of various minerals. I consider nuts to be the "organ meats" of the plant world. They are very dense in calories so for people who want to gain weight/maintain weight, nuts are invaluable. Just as an fyi, coconuts, peanuts and cashews are NOT nuts, as many people think they are.

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PILI NUTS HANDS DOWN. They are WILD first of all, so non-cultivated, non-hybridized pure food that the earth created and makes every year. They grow in the tropics of the philippines so they are very low in omega-6. They are also extremely high in vitamin E as well as magnesium. I am addicted after finding them very recently. Only available online (stephen james organics is where I get mine). But they are delicious and nutritious. They taste like butter. More buttery than a macadamia. And best of all they are a WILD food, a product of nature/god/mother earth, whatever you choose to call it. These nuts will not disappoint, only draw back is price, but I can swing it.

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on May 03, 2013
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http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3132/2

77188106a9c27a22ad47d0ef7318de7a

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on May 03, 2013
at 07:37 AM

I actually just researched them a bit more and found them for 13$/8ounces. I was paying 13$/5ounces from stephen james organics. Check out nuts.com. They have tons of fruit/nuts/food/sweets. I just discovered them and they have pilis for 13$ per 8 ounces. That's still expensive but nuts are generally expensive due to processing, etc.

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on May 03, 2013
at 06:54 AM

Well now I'm interested. Are they quite expensive?

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According to several gurus macadamia nuts seem to be the best in terms of most sat. fat. fewest PUFAs. They are extremely addictive, so go lightly.

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on May 02, 2013
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It depends what you are looking for. Fiber? A specific vitamin or mineral? I would be cautious buying nuts though. I have a devil of a time finding nuts that aren't flavored, or roasted in a unhealthy oil. I think brazil nuts are super healthy and when I come across them theres usually nothing added. good source of selenium too!

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on May 02, 2013
at 08:16 PM

I've been enjoying pistachios lately. Dunno if they're the best, but they seem fairly healthy:

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3140215/
  2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16580587
  3. http://www.jacn.org/content/29/3/198.short
  4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17536125
  5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19647416

A bit high in omega-6 if you're trying to watch that (≈20% of calories) but a few ounces a day ain't no big thing. I like to throw'em in ice cream when I have ice cream.

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