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Nutrition - Almonds

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    April 6, 2014 4:24:58 PM PDT

    The Real Reason Why Almonds Are Good for Your Health

    Eating a handful of almonds a day is a great way to keep your heart healthy, control your body weight, and get rid of cravings. These nuts are delicious and make a healthy addition to both sweet and spicy dishes. They contain high amounts of biotin, protein, manganese, copper, magnesium, fiber, and healthy fats. To reap their health benefits, eat raw or dry roasted almonds.

    Nutrition Facts

    Compared to all other nuts, almonds contain the largest amount of monounsaturated fats and vitamin E. The American Heart Association recommends eating four servings (30 grams per serving) of almonds a week. One ounce (28 grams) provides 161 calories, 6 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbs, 3 grams of fiber, and 14 grams of fat. Raw almonds contain no cholesterol or salt.

    These healthy foods are rich in riboflavin, manganese, magnesium, calcium, and iron. They also contain L-carnitine, which supports brain function and lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Despite their high fat content, almonds help in weight loss. Recent studies have shown that people who eat nuts regularly are thinner on average than those who don't. These superfoods are packed with dietary fiber, muscle-building protein, good fats, and antioxidants.

    The Surprising Health Benefits of Almonds

    Research indicates that almonds suppress the appetite and influence the production of hormones involved in the hunger-satiety cycle, which leads to weight loss. They also lower bad cholesterol levels, prevent cancer and heart disease, help blood vessels to relax, and increase immunity when you're stressed.

    Almonds are low in calories and boast more calcium than any other nut. They contain the same amount of polyphenols as a cup of green tea. Regular consumption of raw or dry roasted almonds will lower your risk of breast cancer, keep your bones and teeth healthy, prevent osteoporosis, and improve blood lipid profile.

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    June 10, 2015 8:40:55 AM PDT

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