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Posted by: Lisalea, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 2:41am
Hi everybody :)

I'm the type that just loves to eat almond butter with a spoon
versus spreading it on something ... is this ok for the digestive track ??
I will usually will have 2-3 spoonfulls at a time 'cause it's so delicious !!!

Thank-u  ;D
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 2:54am; Reply: 1
Good stuff, I agree.  Try mixing it  1/2 and 1/2 with chopped walnuts.  It greatly improves the fatty acid balance.  Almonds are high in omega 6 and walnuts have omega 3, which we really need more of.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 3:01am; Reply: 2
lucky you!
I believe you do not have a weight problem!??  ;)
Posted by: Lisalea, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 3:07am; Reply: 3
Quoted from Victoria
Good stuff, I agree.  Try mixing it  1/2 and 1/2 with chopped walnuts.  It greatly improves the fatty acid balance.  Almonds are high in omega 6 and walnuts have omega 3, which we really need more of.



Oh my dear that's a great idea, thanks !!! ;D
Posted by: Lisalea, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 3:13am; Reply: 4
Quoted from lola
lucky you!
I believe you do not have a weight problem!??  ;)


Hmm ... not really, however; I did abuse during the holidays
and gained a few pounds  ;)
That's what too many cakes and cookies will do to u
LOL

I was just worried that eating too much almond butter on almost a daily basis might
be bad for the digestive track since it's a big blob of fat so to speak ... and wondered
if this could clog up my digestive track ...

Thanks  ;D
Posted by: Don, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 3:18am; Reply: 5
Quoted from LISALEA
I was just worried that eating too much almond butter on almost a daily basis might be bad for the digestive track since it's a big blob of fat so to speak ... and wondered if this could clog up my digestive track ...

Actually, eating fats causes the release of bile from gallbladder/liver and the bile helps lubricate the intestines, which helps prevent constipation. So no, the fat shouldn't clog up your digestive track.

Posted by: Lisalea, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 3:47pm; Reply: 6
Quoted from ironwood55

Actually, eating fats causes the release of bile from gallbladder/liver and the bile helps lubricate the intestines, which helps prevent constipation. So no, the fat shouldn't clog up your digestive track.



I thank-u so much  MoDon ;D

I was just worried that eating 2-3 tablespoons of fat all at once might be too much for the liver to process since I do it almost on a daily basis ... ;)

I appreciate ur knowledge ;)
Posted by: Don, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 4:53pm; Reply: 7
I didn't say to over do it. ;)

The recommended serving size is 1-2 tablespoons 4-7 times a week for type B secretors. However, I think a lot of us tend to over eat nuts/nutbutter. Do be careful about your omega 6 vs omega 3 EFA intake.
Posted by: Lisalea, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 8:29pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from ironwood55
Do be careful about your omega 6 vs omega 3 EFA intake.

What do u mean ?
??)

Thank-u again  ;D
Posted by: Don, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 9:18pm; Reply: 9
Quoted from Victoria
Good stuff, I agree.  Try mixing it  1/2 and 1/2 with chopped walnuts.  It greatly improves the fatty acid balance.  Almonds are high in omega 6 and walnuts have omega 3, which we really need more of.


Posted by: Lisalea, Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 10:48pm; Reply: 10
Quoted from ironwood55




Oh ok ... yes of course, I also eat walnuts quite often ... once again Thank-u  ;D
Posted by: SheriBerry, Thursday, February 1, 2007, 1:26am; Reply: 11
enjoy some for me... I was eating almond butter... on Eziekel bread .. or even  alone as you do.. but every time I have ANY nuts...   nut butter... anything.. even the benificials... I go into a coma..  I just have to sleep!!!   that can't happen in the middle of the day for me... so.. after trial and error.. I  really found this to be true for me.. so I don't partake... oh well..  so have some for me!
Posted by: Lisalea, Thursday, February 1, 2007, 1:50am; Reply: 12
Quoted from cybrsheri
enjoy some for me... I was eating almond butter... on Eziekel bread .. or even  alone as you do.. but every time I have ANY nuts...   nut butter... anything.. even the benificials... I go into a coma..  I just have to sleep!!!   that can't happen in the middle of the day for me... so.. after trial and error.. I  really found this to be true for me.. so I don't partake... oh well..  so have some for me!



I'm so sorry to hear that !!!!!!
but we want u to be happy, energetic and healthy ... hence; NO nutbutters for u  ;) ;D
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, February 1, 2007, 1:51am; Reply: 13
sheri,
a few nuts before bed might be an effective sleeping aid, for you!!
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, February 1, 2007, 5:42pm; Reply: 14
Yes, I agree!  That's why my light evening meal, a couple of hours before bed is toasted rice cakes with walnut/almond butter.  It makes me so relaxed and sleep well.  And I don't eat grain carbs at any other time of the day, for that reason also.
Posted by: MissileCop, Thursday, February 1, 2007, 6:12pm; Reply: 15
Mmmmm...good stuff.  ;D

It's usually 2 spoonfuls for me, along with three eggs, as my last meal before bed time.

And no, NOT mixed together.  :o  Between the two, I have a fair amount of protein, carbs, and calories, to carry me through the night while I'm sleeping.
Posted by: Debra+, Thursday, February 1, 2007, 6:32pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from MissileCop
Mmmmm...good stuff.  ;D

It's usually 2 spoonfuls for me, along with three eggs, as my last meal before bed time.

And no, NOT mixed together.  :o  Between the two, I have a fair amount of protein, carbs, and calories, to carry me through the night while I'm sleeping.



And what is wrong with mixing them together!!!!   :o ;) :K)

Debra :)
Posted by: 707 (Guest), Thursday, February 1, 2007, 7:03pm; Reply: 17

I like to put a bit in smoothies. Yummy.

It`s also a perfect peanut substitute when I make satay sauce, and the like.
Posted by: Lisalea, Thursday, February 1, 2007, 7:05pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from Victoria
Yes, I agree!  That's why my light evening meal, a couple of hours before bed is toasted rice cakes with walnut/almond butter.  It makes me so relaxed and sleep well.  And I don't eat grain carbs at any other time of the day, for that reason also.




Do u buy the Walnut butter or make it ??
or
Do u mean that u eat Almond butter with a few Walnuts ??

Guess what ??
Today I took two spoonfulls of Almond butter and added
4 chopped Walnuts to it ... it was soooooooooooooo
soothing and delicious and crunchy !!

This way, I also got my omega 3 in there  ;)
Thanks to ur great idea of doing that !!!

TY  ;D
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, February 1, 2007, 7:09pm; Reply: 19
I bought a little $5 hand-crank nut grinder, and use it to grind walnuts with.  I mix my chopped walnuts into the almond butter, up to 1/2 and 1/2 if the almond butter is thin enough to take the extra nuts without being too dry.  Basically, I put in as many chopped walnuts as I can, and still have it soft enough to spread.  The more the better, since walnuts are better for us than almonds.
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, February 1, 2007, 8:11pm; Reply: 20
Quoted from Victoria
I bought a little $5 hand-crank nut grinder, and use it to grind walnuts with.


Victoria, got a picture of that thang?
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, February 1, 2007, 9:02pm; Reply: 21
Drea,
It looks sort of like this, but mine has a white plastic top, and the nuts fall into a clear glass jar at the bottom.  It's hand cranked, and if you crank it one direction, the nuts are chopped fine; if you turn the handle in the other direction, the nuts are chopped coarse.  I use it several times a week.

CLICK

Most of the grocery stores carry the one I have at around $5.

Oh, here is the exact one that I have:
CLICK
Posted by: jayney-O (Guest), Thursday, February 1, 2007, 9:24pm; Reply: 22
some gadgets are so simple and great....ya gotta love them.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, February 1, 2007, 10:43pm; Reply: 23
These simple things stand the test of time, like a hand-held "egg beater".  Or a whisk,  or . . . a Broom!  
Posted by: Lisalea, Thursday, February 1, 2007, 11:40pm; Reply: 24
Quoted from Victoria
I bought a little $5 hand-crank nut grinder, and use it to grind walnuts with.  I mix my chopped walnuts into the almond butter, up to 1/2 and 1/2 if the almond butter is thin enough to take the extra nuts without being too dry.  Basically, I put in as many chopped walnuts as I can, and still have it soft enough to spread.  The more the better, since walnuts are better for us than almonds.


TY Victoria ;D

For anybody that's interested in walnuts, this site is wonderful !!!
http://www.walnuts.org/
Posted by: Alia Vo, Friday, February 2, 2007, 5:42pm; Reply: 25
Thank you for the web link.  

Walnuts are a powerhouse of nutrients.

Alia
Posted by: Lisalea, Friday, February 2, 2007, 6:46pm; Reply: 26
Quoted from Alia_Vo
Thank you for the web link.  

Walnuts are a powerhouse of nutrients.

Alia



U're so very welcome ... after all we're all here to help one another !!!
;D ;)

Today, I had such a baaad crave but decided NOT to give
in ...ESPECIALLY; since I've been so compliant for a couple weeks now !!

Instead; I took a half cup of cottage cheese, sliced a banana,
added a tablespoon of honey and then a few walnuts on top of it !!!

I can't tell u how delicious it was and it's ONLY neutral/beneficials and NOT one avoid !!!!!

:P
Posted by: Lisalea, Friday, February 2, 2007, 7:40pm; Reply: 27
Hi all,
I have more questions !!;)

Does anybody know if adding lecithin to my almond butter and walnut mixture
would be a good idea and/or if anybody's perhaps already tried it ??
TY  ;D

Also; any more compliant snack and/or dessert ideas for when I get a baaad sweet crave ??

P.S.  If it includes walnuts it would be great !!  ;)
Posted by: Alia Vo, Saturday, February 3, 2007, 11:37pm; Reply: 28
Adding lecithin would be fine.  One can add lecithin to any food, albeit it's usually not added to hot foods.

Fresh, dried, or poached fruit is always a nice dessert option.  Since you can have dairy, perhaps homemade yogurt, ice cream, or sorbet sweetened with fruit juice with seasonal cubed fruit, topped with a few nuts/seeds or raw carob/cocoa powder.

Fresh vegetable crudites/sticks are always a great snack item for myself.  You can add a compliant dip/nut butter to your vegetables if you want something to accompany them.  

Seaweed is a savory and somewhat salty snack idea.

Alia

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