Why almonds?

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05 Dec, 2011 08:26 AM

I have noticed that you prefer almonds, and almond butter. (comparing to other nuts).
From my little check, it's the opposite.
For example, vs macadamia. in 100 grams.
Almonds have only 31 of the good monos, lots of omega 6 -12 grams, , and lots of protein (21) which is also not good. and 10 grams of sugar/non fiber carbs.
Macadamia have 59 grams of mono (really a lot!), really no omega 6 (1.2 grams), only 8 grams of protein, and just 5 grams of sugar (half the almonds).

I mean it doesn't look very good for almods. so why are they on the top of your list?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Fiona on 05 Dec, 2011 09:27 AM

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    You are exactly right ;-). We recommend almonds mostly because they are more available and more affordable that macadamia. Macadamia would be better as long as one is not vegetarian, as most vegetarians need that extra protein.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    The of health, the Rosedale Team.

  2. 2 Posted by Ron on 05 Dec, 2011 02:04 PM

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    yeah thank you Fiona. Well in western countries it is better to find lower protein. that way people can indulge in eggs, chicken and meat after improving fat burning.
    It looks like walnuts are the best,and then macadamia.

    what are you saying about dark chocolate? after the 21 days, looks more like fat food than sugary one. mine has 100 grams: 56 fat (mostly saturated) 9 protein 18 gram carbs. a person mostly eats 1/3, max 1/2 a day. for third is 6 grams.

    It looks very good after the person improve fat burning and very good snack?

  3. 3 Posted by ron on 06 Dec, 2011 11:44 AM

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    thank you Fiona. what is your take about dark chocolate.
    my 85% has: 57 fat (mostly saturated) 18 of carbs and 8 grams of protein (pretty low).
    it looks more like a fatty food to me.
    obviously doesn't fit the first three weeks since has mostly saturated, a sugar.
    remember that most eat only a third or half max a day, in slow sugar because of fat and protein.

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Fiona on 06 Dec, 2011 12:48 PM

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    We love a little dark chocolate. It is amazing the differences in the sugar levels, just comparing 77-85% in the amount of carbs-fiber. We have been lucky to find some options for a third of a bar to be around 14 carbs - 6 fiber, net sugar around 8 grams. Though we often wonder just how correct the labels really are, but at least it is a rough guideline. There are some sugar free options, but most do not use a good sugar substitute so after about 20 minutes your stomach starts to bubble like it is fermenting, and well.... we all know what follows soon after if one eats too much. Each person needs to know their strengths. Many can enjoy a square or two of chocolate and then put it back, for those people that just cannot resist going back for more till it is all finished, it is best to only have it at home once in a while.

  5. 5 Posted by ron on 06 Dec, 2011 05:43 PM

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    Can you send me a link or details about the dark chocolate suggested with 8 grams sugar?
    This amount of fat-sugar ratio doesn't fall much behind many of the nuts (but just have half froctose which is worse obviously).

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Fiona on 08 Dec, 2011 10:25 PM

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    I don't have any with me right now, but next time I have some I will send you the details, I believe we got it either at trader joes or world market.

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