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    Confused about Mark's logic on carbohydrates

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    On page 16 in the "21 day total body transformation book", Mark warns against peas because of their carbohydrate content.

    This doesn't make any sense to me, because right on the next page, he says that nuts are fine. How can that be? Take for instance cashew nuts. They actually have a higher carbohydrate content than peas.

    What am I missing?

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    perhaps the nuts have more protein than peas? I think he is suggesting the best foods to eat for 21 days transformation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue View Post
    perhaps the nuts have more protein than peas? I think he is suggesting the best foods to eat for 21 days transformation.
    Yeah they have more protein. Does that explain it then? If so, why? In any case, I believe he's suggesting getting rid of peas forever, just like getting rid of the bread. The 21 day transformation is about transforming into the real deal after all; it's not just some temporary stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by pf3 View Post
    On page 16 in the "21 day total body transformation book", Mark warns against peas because of their carbohydrate content.

    This doesn't make any sense to me, because right on the next page, he says that nuts are fine. How can that be? Take for instance cashew nuts. They actually have a higher carbohydrate content than peas.

    What am I missing?
    Cashews are not nuts, they are legumes. You aren't going to destroy your results with a handful of cooked peas, trust me.

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    Send Mark and email.
    The protein along with carb gives you a better blood sugar response. I don't think peas will kill you, I love peas. just guessing Mark's reasoning.

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    I'm pretty sure cashews are nuts or technically seeds but not a legume:
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_a_cashew_a_nut

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    Peas per 100g:

    81 cals
    14.5 carbs
    0.4 fat
    5.4 protein

    Thus, peas are 71.4% carbohydrate per gram.

    Cashews per 100g:
    553 cals
    30.2 carbs
    43.9 fat
    18.2 protein

    Thus, cashews are 32.7% carbohydrate per gram.


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    Do not freak out about peas or cashews. If you want to eat them, then just have a bit. Limiting carbs to lose weight is great for a bunch of us. Stressing about peas is good for no one. A bunch of folks will tell you not to eat nuts and cashews/legumes for various health reasons. Primal is not about freaking out over a bit o peas. Jeeze.

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    Agree with Rasputina that Cashews are legumes not nuts - you'll notice they're not on the "Shopping List" if you have it?

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    I like this link:
    Are Peas and Green Beans Healthy? | Mark's Daily Apple
    Half the time we've had questions while reading the 21 day Transformation book (we're on day 10!) we've looked it up on the site and Mark's had an answer!

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