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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by weaver, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. weaver

    weaver · Well-Known Member

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    i like nuts but was told not to eat them with T2,is this true?
     
  2. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    Nuts are OK weaver but limit them if you are trying to lose weight. Walnuts, almonds, macadamia are lovely.
     
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    timo2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi weaver,

    I'd like to add pecans and pine nuts to catherine's list. All of the above are chocked full of goodness.

    Enjoy.
     
  4. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I eat plenty - & use ground almonds in'porridge' 'bread' & 'cake.' No problems.

    You should ask why not nuts? There might be a reason for you.
     
  5. weaver

    weaver · Well-Known Member

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    i am not trying to lose weight i am very lean and do a lot of cardio and weight training how about plain peanuts are they ok?
     
  6. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Peanuts & cashews have more carb (18%) than true nuts (7%) so may affect your control if you gorge on them. I mix them.

    I suspect the reason for advising against nuts is because of their high fat content, but the fat is mainly mono. There are myths out there - even among the medical profession. If you hear anything strange, ask why.
     
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    PickledPepper · Well-Known Member

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    You guys must try pumpkin seeds also. Although not officially a nut, it is a tasty source of unsaturated fat.
     
  8. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Your right PP, I just love pumpkin seeds, always have them on my breakfast cereal and occasionally snack on a handful between meals! :)

    Nigel
     
  9. henry1110

    henry1110 · Newbie

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    can u buy the pumpkin seedswithout buying the pumpkin
    tia
     
  10. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Yes you can Tia, I find the Organic seeds from Holland & Barrett have a nice deep nutty taste to them! :)

    Nigel
     
  11. Cowboyjim

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    I like sunflower seeds too... 8)
     
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