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Katydid wrote:Jeff, I did have one question from the video.
Granted that nuts are just 'OK' sources of nutrients, almonds ARE high in Vitamin E and Brazil nuts high in selenium (perhaps too high). These are the two nutrients that the CRONometer consistently shows my diet low in.
Is it better to 1. add small amounts of these nuts in and adjust another part of my diet to make up for the increased calorie density or 2. change the setting on the CRONometer to reflect different requirements for a low-fat vegan (as I have done with the protein, fat and calcium settings).
Raytaupedi wrote: I really enjoyed this DVD and appreciate your approach to analyzing the data.
Raytaupedi wrote:There seems to be a disconnect between the nutritional data and the observational studies.
Raytaupedi wrote:If those people substituted 1 ounce of nuts a day for an equivalent caloric intake of an egg mcmuffin then this all makes sense. However if they instead gave up the same calories from a baked potato I am confused
Raytaupedi wrote: I guess I understand your conclusion that it is ok to consume 1 ounce of nuts a day,
Raytaupedi wrote:but If you are already eating a healthy Mcdougall diet is there any advantage to substituting this amount of nuts for say a banana
JeffN wrote:I have been asked a few times to describe the difference between this DVD, "Nuts and Health" and the older DVD, "From Oil to Nuts."
"From Oil to Nuts" is a complete overview of the different type of fats, essential fats, and their sources, impact, ratios, health claims, etc. It also takes a close and detailed look at Olive Oil, the Mediterranean diet, the French Paradox but only a brief look at nuts
The new DVD, "Nuts and Health," is a complete look at all the health and nutrition claims about nuts (and seeds), from fiber, protein, fatty acids, nutrients, diabetes, heart disease, body weight etc and puts it all in perspective including intake levels, allergies, medical concerns, etc. It also looks at nutrient density and shows how to apply nutrient density and then does so to nuts. More importantly, it is a lesson in critical thinking and analysis and shows how to evaluate any food and the claims made about it from a bigger, total picture perspective and uses nuts/seeds as the example.
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