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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by meoman, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. meoman

    meoman · Well-Known Member

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    trying some unsalted mixed nuts.. walnut, almond, brazil, hazel... any type i should avoid because of highest GI.. eg brazil?
     
  2. Fraddycat

    Fraddycat · Well-Known Member

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    They are all good, if you have weight to lose I would recommend not eating too many, they are full of cals. Nuts are great, healthy low carb nibbles :)
     
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    paul-1976 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nuts are great! As fraddy says above,great snacks and when weight loss has been achieved they are great for maintaining your weight,macadamias are great too but they are pricey.
     
  4. meoman

    meoman · Well-Known Member

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    thanks both.. about how many grams a day for nibbles??. 25 or more?
     
  5. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As far as I know they have a GI of around 20 but carbs are in the range of about 20g in 100g or so.
    And over 500 calories.
    Peanuts are lowest, I think.
    Non salted!

    So 4g of carbs and 125 calories in the average portion of 25g.
    The good thing is they tend to lower the GI of food eaten with them.
     
  6. meoman

    meoman · Well-Known Member

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    meant how many grams max to have a day of nuts... seen 50g packs in morrisons
     
  7. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That would be a 250 calorie meal for me.
    And 10g of carbs for a low carber.

    So really, it's dependant on you and your control and targets..

    None for me, as I'm on a tight low cal diet, but I would be ok with the carbs otherwise, it could be a third of a days carbs to someone else, or just a light snack to someone on top of there bs trying to maintain or gain weight.
     
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