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Old 10-29-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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Cashews a good carb?

As the title asks, are cashews a good carb, as I think I am too low.
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:03 PM   #2
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Does Atkinsish allow for it?
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:06 PM   #3
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I think so, but YMMV.
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I don't eat them because pecans and macademias are lower in carbs and I like them just as well.
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:26 PM   #5
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Or you could always dig into that pork Nativity scene!
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Aren't cashews one Dr. A said to avoid? They are higher in carb than other nuts, but if you need more carbs in you diet they might be okay. I much prefer the roasted salted pecans. Yum!
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:14 PM   #7
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Or you could always dig into that pork Nativity scene!
I wish, I could use a meat turtle though
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:29 PM   #8
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The pork nativity is cute. Did you make it?

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Old 10-30-2011, 01:41 AM   #9
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The pork nativity is cute. Did you make it?
I wish!
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I wish!
It is certainly interesting. I had to look closely to see what it was because I could not believe my eyes.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:37 AM   #11
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I ate the occasional small portion of cashews as I was losing weight without any problems. But the key with nuts is portion control. A portion is very few nuts (I would weigh the serving) and it is extremely easy to over eat them.

So I would say treat yourself with cashews if you have good discipline to only eat a couple ounces. Otherwise, avoid them as they are very high in carbs if you over eat.
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:29 AM   #12
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Cashews confuse me.

The "raw" cashews are 4 carbs (2 fiber, 2 net) per 1/4 cup serving.
The "salted, roasted" cashews are 9 carbs (1 fiber, 8 net) per 1/4 cup serving.

That seems insane. I'm tempted to buy the raw ones and salt and roast them myself.

Does anyone know what's going on with those numbers?

(In any case, I *love* my pecans.)
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Old 10-30-2011, 10:34 AM   #13
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I eat them but sparingly!
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:31 PM   #14
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what is a good carb? besides fiber, obviously. cashews are high in carbs for nuts, but hopefully you won't be eating a lot of them.
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Old 10-30-2011, 02:29 PM   #15
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Cashews are a legume and are high in phytates, Omega 6, and lectins. The Paleo sites and blogs give information on why eating phytates, Omega 6 and lectins are not good choices.

I have used fresh lemon juice and local bee pollen for a pinch of carbs and find them useful additions to the food plan.
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Old 10-30-2011, 03:21 PM   #16
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Cashews are a legume and are high in phytates, Omega 6, and lectins. The Paleo sites and blogs give information on why eating phytates, Omega 6 and lectins are not good choices.

I have used fresh lemon juice and local bee pollen for a pinch of carbs and find them useful additions to the food plan.
I have read this as well. Cashews are not worth it for me. If you believe your carbs are too low, I would suggest using the Atkins 'rungs' model for increasing them.
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:34 AM   #17
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it is all about portion sizes.

i avoid them at this juncture, even though i am on ATKINS/OWL. but every now and then, i WILL have just a few, as the are my fave nut. But I eat my nuts unsalted. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:52 PM   #18
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Pecans, walnuts and macs are a better choice due to high carb counts in cashews.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:27 PM   #19
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I eat them in a portion of mixed nuts but not a portion of just cashews. Too many carbs. But when I buy mixed nuts I portion the container out in little baggies and there are always cashews. I like them with everything else and don't have problems with them particularly, its the portion control with any any nut that can cause a problem if you aren't careful.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:30 PM   #20
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I eat them everyday. I love them. They are pretty much the only nut I like.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:21 AM   #21
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Pecans, walnuts and macs are a better choice due to high carb counts in cashews.
Are they the lowest nuts as far as carb counts go? I plan on adding nuts when I get finished with Induction.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:53 PM   #22
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I have ZERO control eating cashews.

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Old 11-04-2011, 02:05 PM   #23
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I love cashews...especially salt and pepper ones. BUT they are higher in carbs and if I eat them when I am hungry, I only get more hungry. It's wierd. So I really don't eat them. Nuts in general don't satisfy my hunger. If I eat a combination of cheese and almonds though, that fills me up. Cashews just aren't helpful for my needs.
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