Among the most common tree nuts in the world we can find almonds. They have a lot of good fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
Almonds Provide a lots of nutrients
You can buy almonds in almost any food store, they may come raw or roasted (try not to buy this kind because they are fried) and these nuts are used for a lot of things like producing almond milk, oil butter, flour or marzipan
Almonds are high in healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, protein and various important nutrients, 28 grams of almonds provide:
- Fiber: 3.5 grams
- Protein: 6 grams
- Fat: 14 grams
- Vitamin E: 37%
- Manganese: 32%
- Magnesium: 20%
They also contain a decent amount of :
- vitamin B2
Also, Almonds are high in antioxidants that can protect your cells from oxidative damage, a major contributor to aging and disease.
Almonds Can Assist With Blood Sugar Control
Nuts are low in carbs but high in fat, sugar and fibre that is safe. For individuals with diabetes, this allows them a ideal option. Another almond benefit is their extremely elevated magnesium content.
High magnesium intake may offer major improvements for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
Magnesium Also Benefits Blood Pressure Levels
The magnesium in almonds may additionally help lower blood pressure levels. High blood pressure is one of the leading drivers of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure.
Almonds Can Lower Cholesterol Levels
A well-known threat element for cardiovascular disease is high concentrations of LDL lipoproteins in your body — also recognized as “bad” cholesterol.
Eating one or two handfuls of almonds per day can lead to mild reductions in “bad” LDL cholesterol, potentially reducing the risk of heart disease.
How to introduce almonds in your diet?
Introducing almonds in your diet is very simple, you may just eat them raw ( 28 – 30 grams per day ) or you could use products that contain almonds, like our THC Almond Butter.
Another amazing way of eating these nuts is by doing a dessert or snack with them. You can try this one, is one of our favourites:
Almond butter cookies:
1 cup of THC almond butter at room temperature
1 cup honey
1 large egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350º with 2 oven racks closest to the center.
Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl and stir to combine.
Use a medium size cookie scoop to scoop out the dough, placing them on the baking sheet with enough room to spread out.
Bake for 9-10 minutes, until the edges are set and the centers are puffed.
Cool for 10 minutes and enjoy! Particularly good with my homemade almond milk.
Cookies will keep in an airtight container for 1 week, or in the freezer for 1 year.
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