Health & Nutrition

Nuttrition Fact

Almonds are a nutritious, portable, low carbohydrate food that can be used in cooking or eaten as is. Eighty percent of the world’s almonds are grown in California. (

Almonds are nutrient rich—they are a good source of fiber and protein. They are also a good source of healthy, unsaturated fats (monounsaturated, such that is found in olive oil). In addition, almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E, manganese, and magnesium. (

Almonds are good for your brain, brawn, and belly. Much of the credit goes to a handful supplying half your daily value of the antioxidant vitamin E, which can increase memory and cognitive performance, according to researchers at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. (

Vitamin E’s ability to fight free radicals also makes almonds a great post-workout snack because they help in muscle recovery, according to Jeff Volek, PhD. Plus, eating almonds seems to stimulate production of cholecystkinin, a hunger-suppressing hormone. (

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association also found that men who consumed the most vitamin E through their food had a 67 percent lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease than those at the other end of the spectrum. (

Almonds are gluten free food items. For the same reason, they are one of the favorite ingredients in the preparation of gluten-free food formulas. Such formula preparations are, in fact, healthy alternatives for people suffering from gluten food allergy, and celiac disease. (

The nuts packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. Altogether, these vitamins work as co-factors for enzymes during cellular substrate metabolism inside the human body. Almonds are also an incredible source of minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. (

Almonds Raw

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