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When is the best time to eat nuts?


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Is it better in the morning so that you feel full for the rest of the day?  Or at night, so that you don't feel hungry and wake up at 4 in the morning?

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Any time is good for any food.....  Last thing at night you probably want to avoid rich, heavy foods because they may disturb your sleep.  However, if you're waking up in the night because you're hungry chances are you simply need to eat a much bigger evening meal... more of everything rather than just nuts.

There is so many dodgy answers to this question.

Mikey

I have had a few nut-related nightmares when I eat them right before bed! I think becuase they are pretty filling and fatty they sit in my stomach and can give me some weird unpleasant dreams...maybe thats just me!


I like them first thing int he morning with cereal to gear me up for the day! Or in the afternoon as a filling snack before the gym.

I'm sorry, I know this is a serious question, but this

Original Post by mikeyc20071:

There is so many dodgy answers to this question.

Mikey

 plus this

Original Post by dondons:

I have had a few nut-related nightmares when I eat them right before bed!

Surprised...has had me laughing for the last 15 minutes!

I like to eat almonds while Im making dinner only cause its right after the gym and im super hungry for dinner. It helps me not to over eat while the food is cooking.

Original Post by dondons:

I have had a few nut-related nightmares when I eat them right before bed!

 lmao

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Original Post by osainto:

Original Post by dondons:

I have had a few nut-related nightmares when I eat them right before bed!

 lmao

omg yall don't know how much I needed a good laugh right now...thats awesome

hahah I really should have read that one through before hitting 'submit' :D

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Personally, I think they are best as an afternoon snack.

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Personally, I think they are best as an afternoon snack.

That`s how I have them also. Usually snack on seeds/nuts while my favourite shows are on TV, I call it my daily relax time. I prefer hulled, chew for a long time, and usually for nuts I will take a few small bites out of one, rather than pop it in whole. That way they last me for at least an hour, seeds even for two.

Original Post by white_sakura:

Is it better in the morning so that you feel full for the rest of the day?  Or at night, so that you don't feel hungry and wake up at 4 in the morning?

 

You hit both my comman times  - wake up for early morning strength and late night if my hungers built up through the evening.  Cant, wont decide!  Both :D

I keep a bag in my car since I travel extensively. Good snack. But I noticed if I eat too many I get an upset stomach. But they are so tempting!

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You've got a point.  Seriously, people die in their sleep.  It's probably more likely if a person eats a heavy, rich meal, say, a fat-laden steak, followed by cakes and ice cream, etc.  Physiology will tell you that the fat is going to be processed and absorbed by the intestines.  The fat-laden blood takes the Portal vein to the liver then the blood heads for the HEART, where there is the possibility of the fat clogging one of the vital arteries of the heart.....NOT GOOD! 

Nuts are totally different.  They are rich in polyunsaturated fats, which are good for the heart, but they are also harder to digest for some people, especially the sedentary. 

If I were you, I would not go directly to sleep, but wait several hours before going to bed.  In order to allow your digestive organs the time they need to process the nuts, then you should not have problems with nightmares.  The mind, i.e. brain function, and the digestive system are intimately related.   BTW, exercise will pardon much dietary indiscretions so it should never be neglected.

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I would say in the morning, so you can use the protein for build up, and repair, and the fats for energy, and heart health.  Nuts take a longer time to digest so you don't want your digestive organs working at night when they should be resting, too.  Some folks have a hard time digesting nuts in the first place, and should limit their intake.

 

Anytime of the day is fine for having nuts. I snack on them in the morning, afternoon, and evening. It's actually a great late night snack to have if you're feeling hungry before bed. I don't know why people say it's bad to eat fat late in the day, because for me, it seems like the best time to have some. The reason why I say this is because if you simply ate some carbs before bed, it'll get digested very quickly, it's probably more likely to be converted into fat because you're in an inactive state, and you'll still feel ravenous when you wake up.

Fats, however, are slow-digesting, so if you just eat a small amount before bed(as eating too much of it can make you feel sluggish), your body will have a constant amount of fuel to slowly burn off as you fast for several hours during rest, and you won't feel so hungry when you wake up.

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