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Old 03-01-2007, 06:04 PM   #1
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I did some searching and found one of my old posts regarding "best nut"...

It seems to me, that for the most balanced nuts, i'm better of consuming walnuts and almonds. is this correct?


Ratio w6:w3

Walnuts 4:2
Macademia 6:3
Pecans 20:9
Pine nuts 31:6
Cashews 47:6
Pistashio 51:9
Hazel nuts 90:0
Pumpkin seeds 114:4
Sunflower seeds 472:9
Almonds no w 3
peanuts no w 3 and not a nut
(Loren Cordain)

but they can be a source of w9

% w9

Almonds 78%
Brazil 48%
Cashew 70%
Macademia 71%
Peanut 47%
Pecan 63%
Walnut 28%
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:34 PM   #2
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Walnuts are heavy polyunsaturated while almonds are heavy monounsaturated fats. There is still the omega 6/3 ratio to consider with almonds. Hit up some flax oil to add variety, plus flax oil has a great 6/3 ratio.
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Old 03-01-2007, 08:50 PM   #3
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I'll toss walnuts in once a day or so, but overall I'd say that I stick with almonds or macadamias most of the time. Thank god for Costco!
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:14 AM   #4
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Walnuts for W3. Almonds less often for Vit E. Brazil nuts occasionally fro Selenium. Any other type of nut for the taste and variety, especially with beer.
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:28 PM   #5
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Don't sweat the nuts too much...cause you want to get your omega 3s from fish oil anyways...almonds, walnuts are my top 2.....avoid peanuts like the plague...they are not a nut.
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:20 PM   #6
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My hierarchy:

raw almonds if they got 'em
then raw walnuts
then pistachios.
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:18 PM   #7
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I do macadamias about 90% of the time. I feel less "bloat" from them and it's super convenient to X fat with them since 1 is a block.

I also do almonds occasionally, but they don't come anywhere close to my macs that are imported directly from kenya :-)
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Old 03-05-2007, 07:22 PM   #8
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Taha do you have the link for where u import the mac nuts? SOunds yummy!
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:28 AM   #9
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Speaking of fats in nuts, I heard (I forget where from) that the fats in most nuts are barely available to our bodies, due to something in the nuts themselves. Basically meaning that even when we eat almonds (which, like most nuts, have I believe more grams of fat than they do protein), we're not really getting that much fat. Is this true?
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