Oh, Nuts!!!

By RAYT721 Latest Reply 2016-04-05 14:40:58 -0500
Started 2010-08-01 21:03:03 -0500

For those of you who know me, "nuts" is a pretty good adjective to describe me. I've found a website link that I thought I would share about the nutritional components of various popular nuts… the calories, fat, fiber and such. I thought it was worth sharing for those of you looking for decent snacks that will fill you up. Just remember to keep serving sizes in mind when snacking and keep the sodium low on your choices. The data on the link are based on one ounce portions:


21 replies

MargieRose 2016-04-05 14:40:58 -0500 Report

I'm not so sure about the low sodium part of that. The medical establishment seems to be very big on it, but there's not really a lot of research to justify the conclusion that it raises blood pressure. Mostly it seems to be based on a hypothesis that *seems* logical, but isn't backed up by the numbers. (Feel free to research it for yourself, of course.)

akamonie 2011-10-12 21:16:41 -0500 Report

Thanks for the reply. I tried the website and it said this page could not be found. Is there a secret? I went on bing. Have another idea, I like the idea of a real list and facts on nuts.

GabbyPA 2010-08-29 06:50:54 -0500 Report

This is a great list! I love pistachios and wondered why my levels would rise after them. Low fat, high carb.
I like Brazil nuts, so maybe I will be eating some of those now and then. High fat, low carb.
I eat mostly raw nuts (except pistachios and peanuts) That way I can avoid the salts that get added.

MargieRose 2016-04-05 14:37:15 -0500 Report

Huh. Pistachios don't seem to do anything to my blood sugar levels, and I've been eating quite a lot of them. The one that does me in is cashews.

Mama Dee
Mama Dee 2010-08-16 00:09:46 -0500 Report

Happy day,
Thanks always a pleasure reading you tips & advise. Be blessed & know that you are highly favored in the name of Jesus.

Working 4 Jesus, & Loving it.
Mama Dee

allie4123 2010-08-03 11:20:27 -0500 Report

Thanks Ray. Great site, I printed out the information. I have found that nuts are a healthy addition for me. I have started eating more nuts since becoming a diabetic, but ya, you have to watch the calories on them. Thanks again!

PetiePal 2010-08-03 07:39:43 -0500 Report

Helpful bc I started with nuts again as a snack item since being dx!

SueIzzy 2010-08-04 20:08:54 -0500 Report

I started eating eggs again for breakfast for the same reason. Not a huge fan of eggs, but it keeps my numbers low when that is what I have for breakfast, and I guess that is the name of the game. ~:-)

allie4123 2010-08-05 07:57:13 -0500 Report

Luckily I love eggs, especially fresh ones. My daughter has a few chickens so I get the fresh ones. They are such a great source of protein. If my levels are low, and I'm having a sweet treat, I have it with a boiled egg. Sounds weird, but it works for me.

davidvermont 2010-08-02 16:15:39 -0500 Report

I love nuts too. Unfortunately, my favorites are the most fattening ones. The trick is for me to go shopping for nuts and buying the almonds or walnuts instead of the cashews or macadamians.

SueIzzy 2010-08-02 19:26:17 -0500 Report

I do the same, and I have recently discovered dry roasted sunflower seeds (not in the shell). They are pretty good as well.

SueIzzy 2010-08-02 15:49:15 -0500 Report

Thank you Ray! I am a huge fan of nuts… both the edible kind and the ones who come by it naturally! My favorite is the Almonds. ~:-)

ston3xc 2010-08-02 07:24:52 -0500 Report

Great information! I always keep some mixed nuts on hand. If I get to feeling a little low, BS wise, right before a meal, 5 or 6 nuts will tide me over. Nuts are a great snack, too. Yeah, just be sure to watch serving size. To all us squirrels in the world, rejoice! nuts are great!

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