How many nuts?

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01 Jun, 2017 10:16 AM

I know that there are no limits on the volume nuts consumed .
So, is 140gm of almonds, 75 grams of walnuts and 15 grams of Brazil nuts per day OK?
Just like to confirm.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 01 Jun, 2017 08:59 PM

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    Hi Fhutt

    There is a limit on nuts, you have to take into consideration the protein that nuts contain and this protein must be counted along with other protein that you may be consuming.

    • Generally speaking, the amount of protein in the nuts you mention above, is around 45g to 60g of protein.

    Too much protein can cause problems.


  2. 2 Posted by fhutt on 01 Jun, 2017 10:05 PM

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    Thank you Ken.
    Yes, I have been counting the protein.
    I use the amount of protein in the nuts taken from package labels per 100gm as follows:
    Almonds - 19.5gm
    Walnuts - 15.1gm
    Brazil nuts - 14.4gm
    These then total 40.8 grams of protein. I account for these by having an egg a little cottage cheese and total for the day about 53 grams.

    My ideal weight I think would be about 72 kg as I remember in my youth.
    This is with about 20% fat.
    72 X 0.8 = 57.6kg or lean body mass.
    I notice in Dr Rosedale's writing that he would prefer protein at about 0.75 times the lean body mass and even less for a diabetic.. So I think that 53, which is about 92% of the 57.6 is getting closer to the 0.75 and maybe I can reach that in time. I have excluded the protein in the vegetables I have since I saw somewhere that they may not be complete proteins, so they don't count.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Ken on 01 Jun, 2017 10:12 PM

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    Hi Fhutt

    Great to see you are getting things figured out - it takes a little time but the benefits are worth it.

    Keep up the great work


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