Almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fibre, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. Health benefits include lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels. They also help reduce hunger and promote weight loss.
Almonds have an excellent nutrient profile. 28g contains:
37% of the RDA Vitamin E
32% of the RDA Manganese
20% of the RDA Magnesium
They also contain good amounts of copper, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and phosphorus.
High in healthy monounsaturated fats.
A great source of antioxidants which help protect cells against oxidative stress that contribute to aging and diseases Inc. cancer.
High in Vitamin E, which protects cell membranes against damage by building up levels in the cell membranes to protect against oxidative damage.
Increased Vitamin E intake lowers rates of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Almonds are low in carbohydrate, high in protein, fats and fibre meaning they help to stabilise blood sugar levels.
High amount of magnesium which is crucial to lots of processes in the body and especially blood sugar control by improving insulin function. Thus, almonds may help prevent of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
Magnesium can also lower blood pressure.
Almonds can lower LDL cholesterol levels and maintain good (HDL) cholesterol. They also protect the LDL from oxidation, which is a significant cause of heart disease. Therefore, reducing risk of heart disease.
Almonds increase satiety thanks to the high levels of protein and fat. You feel fuller and therefore eat few total calories.
Almonds help weight loss due to the nuts being harder for the body to break down and digest thus increasing metabolism. When combined with feeling fuller almonds help reduce calorie intake and weight.