The Health Benefits of Almonds
Nutrients and healthy fats
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One ounce of almonds packs about 165 calories, 6 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbs, and 3.5 grams of fiber. Plus, its 14 grams of fat is 80% monositate fat – a healthy fat that helps reduce your risk of heart disease while you fill up.
The “bed” cholesterol buster
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Almonds are full of plant sterols, which are compounds that prevent your body from absorbing cholesterol. A third cup of almonds a day, especially when you swap them out for less healthy snack options, lowers your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels.
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Of all the nuts, almonds contain the most calcium, about 75 mg per ounce. Calcium is the key to bone building, blood clots, healthy muscles and a strong heart.
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Whether you have allergies or other reasons, avoiding milk, almond milk is a great stand for cow’s milk. It is lactose and cholesterol- and is often enriched with nutrients and vitamins.
Full of fiber
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Fiber is a healthy diet: it helps you keep regular, maintain your blood sugar levels, keeps your cholesterol in check, and lowers your risk of dying from heart disease. Almonds provide 3.5 grams of fiber per ounce (approximately 23 almonds).
Help in weight loss
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Nonging on almonds helps you feel fuller, which can curb your cravings. Even with their high calorie count, almonds don’t pack up by the pound. In fact, some studies show that almonds may help boost your metabolism and reduce weight.
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The unsaturated fat in almonds can boost your serotonin levels during the day. Ceratonin is a chemical in your brain that helps control your sleep/alcohol cycles. The day mean better sleep at night.
Boost your life
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A recent study of men shows that half a cup of nuts a day increased their life, improved the quality of their orgasms and increased their sex drive
Make an exception
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Almonds are stocked with vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps build your cells to withstand damage better. Studies show that getting more vitamin E may help stave off heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer.
Good for gut health
Almonds may help feed healthy gut bacteria such as bifodobacteria and lactobacillus. These bacteria help you digest fiber, prevent infections and release vital healthy chemicals.