Almonds (Nut/Milk/Butter)

Almonds are a good source of protein, essential fatty acids, fiber, and magnesium. Its fat and protein content are highly satiating, and moderate consumption may promote weight loss (Bowden, 2007, p.147).

Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fats, which have heart-health benefits beyond the reduction of cholesterol (Bowden, 2007, p.147). Studies have shown its association with lower levels of heart disease and cancer, and longer life spans (Bowden, 2007, p.148).

Almonds are rich in calcium, magnesium and vitamin E (Bowden, 2007, p.148).

Almonds contain virtually no carbohydrates, making them a perfect food for diabetics. It can be taken as is or as nut butter with pieces of fruit or a few sticks of celery for great nutrient-dense snack (Bowden, 2007, p.148).

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