Peanuts are not our friends Sorry Charlie Brown

By Montanacharlie Latest Reply 2013-04-14 17:21:08 -0500
Started 2013-04-08 11:07:29 -0500

I recently found out that the only Good nuts for you grow from trees and not underground like peanuts. Pecans, Almonds, Walnuts… I am glad to still have the availability to have nuts to enjoy and was releived that Pecans were on the list !! So good bye to Peanut Butter and Hello to all the other nuts that will now become Butter!! Try it and see the changes for yourself.

29 replies

tabby9146 2013-04-14 17:19:00 -0500 Report

yep pistachios, almonds, walnuts are supposed to be the healthiest and pistachios have the least amount of fat I read. Those are the ones I eat the most. I have some peanuts sometimes too, in the mix. natural peanut butters like Smucker's are good, I can tolerate that, though I had to get used to it and sunflower seeds are good too, but watch the portions and I like pumpkins seeds.

PetiePal 2013-04-11 09:04:07 -0500 Report

Peanuts aren't terrible but everything within moderation and reason. You can have a handful and be fine, but they ARE starchy and full of carbs so you have to be careful. Also you'd want plain peanuts or the ones you have to shell as opposed to honey roasted, or even salted.

Pistachios, walnuts, pecans and even macadamia nuts are all good as are sunflower seeds.

Type1Lou 2013-04-11 18:22:33 -0500 Report

"Starchy" might not be the right term for nuts…fatty, yes. And you're right about avoiding the honey roasted…that just adds carbs. Here are the carb gram values for 1 oz of nuts: Peanuts, 6; Walnuts 4; Pistachios, 8; Brazil, 4; Almonds, 6; Macadamias, 4; Cashews, 9; Hazelnuts, 5. Nuts are my preferred go-to snack and I love all-natural peanut butter (6 grams of carb in 2 tbsps.)

Armourer 2013-04-10 00:43:32 -0500 Report

Sorry, but peanut butter is one of the staples of protein for me, the others are eggs and cheese. I'd like to see this study too.

tabby9146 2013-04-14 17:20:02 -0500 Report

yes I eat PB, eggs and cheese too, I try to eat lw fat cheese, but sometimes I have to eat regular, because that is what my family wants, I just watch the amount.

BellaJ1977 2013-04-09 22:00:15 -0500 Report

I live on peanuts but I get them fresh when I can. I also use peanut butter and amazingly for me it can help level out my sugars. I do eat other nuts but some of the ones you mentioned I do not like so I have to use what works for me. I think the biggest thing with any food is portion control and it goes the same for diabetics. I only eat a handful at a time for a snack. So I have found this really helps curb my cravings for sugar and also help balance my sugars. I wish though I could find something that helps my craving for chocolate. I luckily only like dark chocolate but it still has sugar. I do like that u posted alternative nuts to snack on besides peanuts as I know not everyone realizes that other nuts do have as much if not more protien then peanuts. Thank You :).

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-04-12 04:32:19 -0500 Report

One of my chocolate craving satisfiers is a big handful of peanuts or nuts stirred into a Tbsp of melted semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips lasts me all day to snack on. I keep meaning to try just stirring a Tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder, and a Tbsp of oil or butter, with a slosh of vanilla and pinch of splends (if needed) together to sub out the chocolate chips. It should work and thered be control over the type of fat in them.

Wuario 2013-04-10 18:29:41 -0500 Report

I've been A type ll diabetic for 28 years
And being a diabetic with high lipid problems
I wouldn't rule out peanuts they help you
Lower LDL which is one the complications
of being diabetic, with moderation peanuts
Could more good than harm,I personally snack
On them along with almonds and pistaccios moderation
Is the key

Type1Lou 2013-04-10 15:33:15 -0500 Report

For an occasional indulgence, take a spoonful of all natural PB and plop it onto a square of good quality dark chocolate. One tbsp of Smucker's all natural PB = 3 grams/carb and one square of Lindt 85% Extra Dark chocolate has 4 grams/carb for a total of about 7 grams of carb…much better than any peanut butter cup!

tahoeTed 2013-04-09 21:33:00 -0500 Report

Funny! I almost live on peanuts. They are the one bad habit that doesnt raise my BG. Also waiting for the info.

MoeGig 2013-04-09 17:13:41 -0500 Report

I definitely don't agree with your diagnosis. I've been eating peanut butter as a key part of my lower carb T! diabetic diet for almost 50 years, and I feel great. Sorry.

Type1Lou 2013-04-09 17:10:09 -0500 Report

Give up PB!…not on your life. It's one of my diet staples (the all natural kind only). Why do you claim peanuts are bad?

mcashmore 2013-04-09 16:36:53 -0500 Report

This is such sad news! I LOVE almonds, soy nuts and just about all of them…but now, well, uh, I guess with a new diet on the horizon I will be on the outz with them anyway. Boohoo!

jayabee52 2013-04-09 17:06:30 -0500 Report

Read the Original Profile and you will see that it is ONLY about peanuts, not tree nuts. However I am still waiting on Charlie to provide a link to the article saying that.

Almonds are good for a Person with Diabetes since they have protein and good nutrients. So you don't need to cry over that!

mcashmore 2013-04-09 17:19:52 -0500 Report

But, if I follow the low carb high protein diet, I no can have. The carbs almost out weigh the proteins in almonds. I could possibly sneak a few in for a snack here and there though.

jayabee52 2013-04-08 13:25:34 -0500 Report

I cannot eat (or actually should not eat) nuts of any kind due to my kidney problems (too much potassium). I am wondering where you found out your info about peanuts? Would you have a link to point us to where that information may be found? That would be appreiated!


Nick1962 2013-04-08 14:56:16 -0500 Report

I'd like to see this as well. Peanuts are a diet staple for me for the low cholesterol, high protein, and good source of Niacin and Manganese they are.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-08 12:05:15 -0500 Report

I am never giving up Charlie Brown…LOL. I am allergic to nuts so I don't eat them at all. I know Black Walnuts grow on trees because my aunt had one in her yard. I miss eating them.

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