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July 25, 2012 4:41 PM
http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/24/2908519/almonds-are-even-healthier-than.html

According to a recent study. I am always skeptical about new research only supported by one study, but this is definitely interesting. Hope it's true! As if I needed another reason to eat almonds... haha.
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July 25, 2012 4:44 PM
That would be fantastic if true!
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July 25, 2012 4:51 PM
That would be awesome!

I'm now wondering if that's why Silk's almond milk went down from 35 to 30 calories this week (or ingredients change, I haven't looked it up or anything yet)
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July 25, 2012 6:55 PM
Calories = Healthy? Not necessarily. Low fat = healthy? Not necessarily either. I hate when people equate the two together. People should be eating almonds anyway, not because they're suddenly "lower in calories and so healthier!" That's like saying Non-fat and low-fat foods are healthier. Often they are not. Almonds are a good source of monounsaturated fat, which is the type to eat, so flushing some of that fat out with the fibers isn't necessarily a good thing nutrition-wise. I have mixed feelings about this...especially as someone who doesn't mind the extra calories that come with getting all that good fat!
July 25, 2012 6:58 PM
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Calories = Healthy? Not necessarily. Low fat = healthy? Not necessarily either. I hate when people equate the two together. People should be eating almonds anyway, not because they're suddenly "lower in calories and so healthier!" That's like saying Non-fat and low-fat foods are healthier. Often they are not. Almonds are a good source of monounsaturated fat, which is the type to eat, so flushing some of that fat out with the fibers isn't necessarily a good thing nutrition-wise. I have mixed feelings about this...especially as someone who doesn't mind the extra calories that come with getting all that good fat!


I never said that. I'm just happy I get to eat more almonds for the same amount of calories if this is true.

Btw, monounsaturated fats are not necessarily the best. All fats but trans are good fats :)
  3346160
July 25, 2012 6:59 PM
Thank you however for clarifying that for people who might equate lower calorie/lower fat with healthier. That seems to be a common theme on these boards.
  3346160
July 25, 2012 7:03 PM
Well, as someone that's on a site specifically built for calorie counting, I think it's awesome and interesting news, regardless of anyone's opinion.

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Calories = Healthy? Not necessarily. Low fat = healthy? Not necessarily either. I hate when people equate the two together. People should be eating almonds anyway, not because they're suddenly "lower in calories and so healthier!" That's like saying Non-fat and low-fat foods are healthier. Often they are not. Almonds are a good source of monounsaturated fat, which is the type to eat, so flushing some of that fat out with the fibers isn't necessarily a good thing nutrition-wise. I have mixed feelings about this...especially as someone who doesn't mind the extra calories that come with getting all that good fat!
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