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Old 01-22-2015, 21:57   #1
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I was testing microwave pancakes using two table spoons of almond flour, one egg, half a teaspoon of baking powder, and a packet of stevia. I put Walden's Strawberry syrup on it and I was 131 an hour later. I've done this same test using Flaxseed instead of almond flour and I was at 109. I started doing some research and I was surprised that a lot of people have reactions to almond flour. Do you use almond flour and do you have any reaction to it. Look at this article.

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Let's not throw out the baby with the bath water here . . . I think a lot of us use several nut flours to get optimum results, and blaming one single kind is ridiculous. Almond flour serves many purposes in my kitchen. I used to keep a bowl of almonds on the table for snacking, and when I began using more of the flour, I did remove that bowl in order to not overdo on almonds (except of course, when I make chili lime almonds!). But this product has been a lifesaver for most of us, and I for one will not be letting one woman's opinion alter my cooking methods or recipes.

If some more gifted members here can verify or refute her claims, please do post.

And Dave? Those two readings are close enough to attribute to meter variation - 20% either way.




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Organic almond flour has 18 carbs with a serving size of 3.5 ounces. I had no idea there were that many carbs.

Organic Almond Flour - Almonds - Nuts.com

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Well, coconut flour has three times the carbs of almond flour. Did Ms. Geertsen include that in her screed?

2 tbsp. almond = 4g
2 tbsp. coconut = 11g




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Here is a rebuttal to the first article that has an interesting chart.

The Pros and Cons of Almond Flour: Rebuttal to "5 Reasons To Avoid Almond Flour" - The Paleo Mom
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Thank you for the rebuttal. We always need to see both sides of things.

It's good to keep in mind the objectives here: Here we prioritize keeping our blood sugar low. A great many of these bloggers are not even diabetic or at all interested in what their paleo/primal diets do to blood sugar. So first of all, find out where they're coming from before spreading more of their predetermined message. Second of all, we each must use our meters and determine exactly how different foods affect OUR OWN PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES. Nobody has a corner on the truth of these issues - we each must search out what is best in our own way-of-eating.




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I don't have an agenda against almond flour, I was just curious what others reaction was to almond flour.

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Dave,

One instance in isolation doesn't give enough information to come to any conclusion so if it were me I'd do some more testing of almonds and almond flour. You may have a sensitivity to them that raises your BG. Or not.

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I don't have an agenda against almond flour, I was just curious what others reaction was to almond flour.
But when you post stuff like that here, it implies that we might be in agreement with it, which is why I've gone to such pains to disavow it. We aren't particularly interested in peoples' reactions unless it's their blood sugar level as regards a certain food. We're more interested in helping new members get turned the right direction, and seeing's it's easy for a new person unfamiliar with the format and trying to find their way around to just hit the high spots, it's just better if these things get buried somewhere else - not the first post in a brand new thread.




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I don't have an agenda against almond flour, I was just curious what others reaction was to almond flour.
Maybe you react to stevia? I used a packet yesterday with my tea and a long time tested meal. I tested 15 points over the usual. No more stevia for me.

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