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When doctors say it is healthier to snack on nuts, do they also mean peanuts, Corn Nuts, or pine nuts? Those 3 are not truly nuts, right?

When doctors say it is healthier to snack on nuts, do they also mean peanuts, Corn Nuts, or pine nuts? Those 3 are not truly nuts, right?

Usually Tree Nuts: Healthy nuts are those high in good fats, protein, vitamins including almonds, brazil nuts, pistachio, hazel nuts peanuts, walnuts,not pine nuts nor corn nuts. ...Read more

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How healthy is peanut butter for you? Is it okay to have some for a snack with some fruit for maintaining weight?

How healthy is peanut butter for you? Is it okay to have some for a snack with some fruit for maintaining weight?

Peanut butter: It's a healthy snack. The fat/ cholesterol content in it - is not if much concern as latest research shows its healthy fat. Salt content is a concern but half to one tea spoon/day with fruits is good. Do not exceed more than two tea spoons/ day. ...Read more

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Are salted peanuts a good nibble snack for someone looking to gain weight?

Are salted peanuts a good nibble snack for someone looking to gain weight?

Yes: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, ...Read more

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Are peanuts a type of good snack if you are trying to lose weight?

Are peanuts a type of good snack if you are trying to lose weight?

Not particularly: They are an excellent snack but you can't eat many when trying to lose weight due to the calories. A 1 ounce serving of peanuts has 166 calories & 14 grams of fat. ...Read more

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Why do peanuts give me gas? I snacked on quite a few peanuts because i had not eaten dinner or lunch after work. I had been passing gas all day.

Why do peanuts give me gas? I snacked on quite a few peanuts because i had not eaten dinner or lunch after work. I had been passing gas all day.

Peanuts are not nuts: Peanuts are legumes, like beans. They have a good level of protein and if that is all you ate, the bacteria in your GI tract partially digested the protein and gave off gas. The same would occur if you ate a lot of whey or soy protein. ...Read more

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Yet another question about weight loss and toning up? Are peanuts and almonds a good low carb snack?

Yet another question about weight loss and toning up?  Are peanuts and almonds a good low carb snack?

Yes, but calories: These are good low carbohydrate snacks, and are okay in moderation. Both have high fat content. Each almond has about ten calories. ...Read more

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How bad for the body is it constantly snack on things like nuts/peanut butter off a spoon?

How bad for the body is it constantly snack on things like nuts/peanut butter off a spoon?

No but mix it up: Here are some additional ideas: small sized greek yogurt, trail mix (you can make your own), air popped popcorn, cheese & crackers, veggies or fruit dipped in yogurt. ...Read more

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I eat a spoonful of natural peanut butter as a meal snack 3 times a day. Is the any risk to this ?

I do not think so : Are you eating enough fruits and veggies as well as enough milk to have a balanced diet? If you are, then all you really need to worry about is hydrogenated vegetable oils in the peanut butter which make it kind of unhealthy. ...Read more

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I ate peanut free fruit snacks went outside to shovel snow and came in bc I was having an allergic reaction could this be food induced anaphylaxis?

I ate peanut free fruit snacks went outside to shovel snow and came in bc I was having an allergic reaction could this be food induced anaphylaxis?

Maybe: What was the allergic reaction? Shortness of breath while shoveling snow could be a side effect (no offense) but being out of shape (i am too), but also cold air is classic for causing shortness of breath, runny noses, coughing, wheezing, redness, flushing, etc.... See an allergist to have some testing before chalking up whatever reaction you had to an allergy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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