The evidence speaks for itself. The heart-healthy benefits of almonds are hard to dispute since nine clinical studies have now shown the impact almonds can have on an individual's cholesterol levels.
How can a handful of almonds a day keep the cardiologist away?
Out of all the many varieties of nuts out there, almonds are the best source of six of the 13 nutrients for which ther is a Daily Value or Daily Recommended Value. What does this mean? This means that almonds contain the following per ounce: 6g of protein; 1.1g Iron; 75mg Calcium; 137mg Phosphorus; 76mg Magnesium; 7.4mg Vitamin E; 3.5g Fiber; and 200mg Potassium.
Not only that, but almonds are an antioxidant power house containing alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E). Alpha-tocopherol is the most absorbable form of Vitamin E, and with most Americans only getting half of their recommended Vitamin E per day, almonds are the easiest way to close the gap!
Watching your weight? Worried about the fat content of almonds?
No need to worry! Almonds have 13 grams of unsaturated fat and just 1 gram of saturated fat. The unsaturated fat is heart-healthy and satiating, meaning you'll consume fewer calories for more nutrients, crunch and taste!
1 ounce of almonds is approximately 23 almonds. Make it a point to begin consuming your ounce of prevention today!