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Old 03-06-2016, 08:20 PM   #41
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So all these years Mr. Peanut has been running a shell game?
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:24 AM   #42
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"For decades, pediatricians and other health experts argued that parents should delay a child’s exposure to so-called allergenic foods such as peanuts, eggs, wheat and cow’s milk. But in recent years that belief has changed and now researchers are eager to prove early introduction, not avoidance, is actually the key to preventing serious food allergies."

That should say 'some pediatricians'. DW who is a pediatrician ate peanuts in all of her pregnancies and all of the children got peanuts as infants. They would been considered relatively high risk for allergies given family histories. Peanut allergy in 1 out of 4.

I'm a big believer in the 'if it doesn't kill you it makes you stronger' philosophy. It's seems likely that in our obsession to be 'clean' that we are not being exposed to enough germs at an early enough age. This is one of the current theories as to why we are seeing so much asthma in high resource countries.
DW was diagnosed with celiac in 1981 back in early days. She used rice and corn flours, as there wasn't cheap alternatives back then. Both my kids, born in early '80's, were severely allergic to rice and corn until their teens.
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Old 03-07-2016, 09:56 AM   #43
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Almonds are alkaline forming, which helps balance the typically acidic American diet.

GORA is my gym and trail snack of choice, though I think GORP tastes a little better.
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Peanuts vs. Almonds

Almonds have more vitamin E than peanuts, IIRC.


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What's "good for you" changes by the minute. If you're allergic to peanuts, the answer is obvious, though.

Driving around in northern CA, I couldn't believe how many almond trees they had. Geeze!
Hopefully a craze that will end well for the farms. Land has been selling for a pretty penny. I do drink Almond milk and eat a lot of nuts in general so am part of the increased demand.
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Almonds have more vitamin E than peanuts, IIRC.
You are correct.

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I'm gonna go with almonds..They always seem to appear in health food recipes and as someone said are a whole lot more expensive!
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It takes 20 liters of water to grow a single almond. Not relevant to nutrition, but interesting.
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It takes 20 liters of water to grow a single almond. Not relevant to nutrition, but interesting.
About 4 liters according to here: Amount of water needed to grow one almond, orange, tomato - Business Insider

Better not eat orange flavored M&Ms though. 52 liters (13.8 gallons) per orange.
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I like both but eat more peanuts cause they're cheaper.
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