A crushing blow..almond flour

Go Back   The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online > Diabetes Forum Community > Diabetes Diet and Nutrition

Diabetes Diet and Nutrition A healthy, well balanced, nutritious diet which factors in Diabetes can be crucial for the long term management of Diabetes. Use this section to discuss your diet, what you would like to try, swap recipes and more.


Like Tree45Likes

A crushing blow..almond flour


Closed Thread
 
Shared Thread Thread Tools
Old 08-16-2013, 18:20   #1
Senior Member
 
Diana's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 583

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2010

258 likes received
287 likes given
Default A crushing blow..almond flour

Is nothing sacred? Just when we get comfortable switching to almond flour, someone comes along with why it's NOT a healthy choice! I'm gonna go make some almond flour pancakes! Or should I use the coconut flour?

Shanny, foxl and Dodie37737 like this.
__________________
Diana aka "Rebel with the Pause"
Diana is offline  
Old 08-16-2013, 18:29   #2
MCS
WHAT, I got D
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: HOTSVILLE USA
Posts: 3,849

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 1565

3991 likes received
5218 likes given
Default

I bake with it, I don't live off of it so I have no worries. I tried coconut flour, can't get past the taste myself.

Shanny, foxl, Diana and 4 others like this.
__________________
Control is with Diet modification, exercise, supps.
A1C, Dxed 11, 5.6, 4.8, 4.6
MCS is offline  
Old 08-16-2013, 19:08   #3
Moderator
 
VeeJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Midwest USA
Posts: 9,415

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2010

11984 likes received
4455 likes given
Default

I'm with Marty. Almond flour items are one every day or so.

Coconut flour is really dry if used all by itself. Usually it's added to other flours to improve texture.

My philosophy is that I "pick my poisons". There are so many things that pseudo-science has deemed "unhealthy" that if one followed all the pseudo-advice one would only be drinking water.

Shanny, foxl, Diana and 7 others like this.
__________________
My low-carb recipe collection on Pinterest
https://www.pinterest.com/VRStudio1/...light-recipes/
70 yrs. Dx May 2010
Diet controlled: VLC/HF
BG steady with no highs or lows.
A1C in the 5% range.
____________________________________
Gluten intolerant, sensitive to dairy & eggs.
Eat no grains
VeeJay is offline  
 
Old 08-16-2013, 20:50   #4
Moderator
 
Daytona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,665

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2010

3090 likes received
2882 likes given
Default

I have enough to deal with, I don't need to borrow trouble and rule out ingredients that help me keep my BG in line. Just make sure to eat enough healthy bacon to offset the flour!

Shanny, VeeJay, hitcheca and 2 others like this.
__________________
Pumping insulin since 2017
Daytona is offline  
Old 08-16-2013, 21:19   #5
Senior Member
 
silvertiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 3,861

Member Type
Type Pre
Diagnosed in 2011

4282 likes received
5061 likes given
Default

Most baked items are heavy on the eggs as well, and as long as you don't eat the entire loaf at a sitting you're fine. Everything in moderation, as they say. Besides, I don't consider coconut flour to be an alternative because I've never baked anything with it that wasn't incredibly DRY.

Shanny and Dodie37737 like this.
__________________

View silvertiger's full Diabetes Forum profile here.
silvertiger is offline  
Old 08-16-2013, 21:40   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 24,394

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2009

23930 likes received
32255 likes given
Default

Yep - I'm still buying almond flour in 5# bags, but the single bag of coconut flour I ever bought is languishing in the freezer. I have stopped keeping a bowl of raw almonds on the table to grab a handful at random intervals.

I think these 'sustenance' yoyos are making a mountain out of a molehill, but it gets headlines, right?




Diana, pgsongbird and Dodie37737 like this.
Shanny is offline  
Old 08-17-2013, 00:08   #7
Senior Member
 
Diana's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 583

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2010

258 likes received
287 likes given
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shanny View Post
Yep - I'm still buying almond flour in 5# bags, but the single bag of coconut flour I ever bought is languishing in the freezer. I have stopped keeping a bowl of raw almonds on the table to grab a handful at random intervals.

I think these 'sustenance' yoyos are making a mountain out of a molehill, but it gets headlines, right?
I won't be switching either....was just amazed how someone could find so much wrong with a REAL FOOD item with all the processed crap out there!

Shanny, foxl, Patdart and 3 others like this.
__________________
Diana aka "Rebel with the Pause"
Diana is offline  
Old 08-17-2013, 11:15   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: California, USA
Posts: 3,076

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2009

4566 likes received
542 likes given
Default

I was never one to go in for LC foods imitating what I used to eat. Then, my daughter who is trying to go keto made some almond flour pancakes and got some sucralose-sweetened fake maple syrup. Maple syrup was one of my favorite things pre-D and I would pay any price for completely pure syrup.

I have to admit, it was FUN. But other than someone else doing it for me, I don't think I have much drive to seek out these "imitations" of things I don't eat any more.

After reading the article, I'll see if I can interest my daughter in trying the coconut pancakes - just for laughs. I LOVE the taste of coconut in all ways, so I expect I'll like them.

foxl, hitcheca and Dodie37737 like this.
__________________
Salim Morgan, T2
66 Years
DX: 9/2009 A1C=10.7
A1C 2/2010: 6.7 (DX + 4 months)
A1C 5/2010: 6.0 (DX + 8 months)
A1C 8/2010: 5.7 (DX + 11 months)
A1C 11/2010: 5.1 (DX + 14 months)
A1C 9/2011: 5.6 (DX + 2 years)
A1C 7/2012: 5.5 (DX + 2 years 10 months)
A1C 1/2019: 5.5
Diet: Approximately C:10;P:15;F:75 (as % calories)
Exercise: Not much. Stairs at home & work.
NO MEDS, No Highs, No Lows
Grandkids: 22
smorgan is offline  
Old 08-17-2013, 19:09   #9
Senior Member
 
Shalynne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA
Posts: 5,399

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2011 (on insulin)

6972 likes received
5382 likes given
Default

She talks about a recipe that uses 1-1/2 cups of almond flour. I've never used anywhere close to that in a single recipe.

I suppose if one uses it as a staple item, like the wheat flour that's in so many foods, it could be a problem. Over-use of any food causes problems. Almond flour's simply not versatile enough to be over-used in that way.

(I actually love the taste of coconut flour, but can't seem to drown it enough to make anything reasonably moist with it. My husband hates everything about the stuff.)

silvertiger and Dodie37737 like this.
__________________
DX'd April Fool's Day, 2011 - T2
Female, 58, 5'7", 150 lbs.
A1C 13.5 -> 6.7 ->5.4 (1/31/14)
MEDS:
Humulin-N (basal) - Humalog (rapid bolus)
MAGIC POTIONS:
Biotin --10,000mcg (for hair health)
B-complex
One-A-Day Women's 50+ Advantage
KyoDophilus (pro-biotic)
LIFE SUPPORT:
Black Coffee - Unsweetened Iced Tea
Low-Carb, High-Fat Convert
Shalynne is offline  
Old 08-29-2013, 00:33   #10
Senior Member
 
Abra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bainbridge Island,WA, US
Posts: 276

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2009

321 likes received
50 likes given
Default

Try this for a coconut flour pancake: mix 2-3 T coconut flour with heavy cream to get a smooth paste, then stir in 2 eggs. Whisk the lumps out. Add a little cinnamon and/or vanilla if you like. Fry in lots of butter. I have that for breakfast 2-3 times a month and really enjoy it. I don't use any sweeteners, but if you do, you could add that too.

Shalynne and Dodie37737 like this.
__________________
Abra

HF/LC, no meds for now

My website: http://frenchletters.wordpress.com
Abra is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
almond flour/almond meal? missriss68 Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 12 08-02-2013 21:08
Almond meal/flour? OzDave Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 1 01-19-2013 04:45
Almond flour Maggiemoo Diabetes Forum Lounge 11 12-09-2012 06:00
Almond flour... canadiandude Diabetes Recipes 13 11-13-2012 01:02
Almond Flour has anyone tried this ? kimberly58 Diabetes Diet and Nutrition 14 12-15-2011 15:02

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 13:33.




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.