Eating a healthy well-rounded diet is one of the best ways to keep your body fit, your immune system strong, and to live a long and healthy life. Almonds are one of the healthiest foods you can eat, which is why they are known as a superfood. Almonds contain both protein and fat (the good kind,) and can help lower cholesterol, build strong bones and boost brain power. Almonds are also packed with vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants.
Almonds contain potassium, calcium, vitamin B-6, iron, vitamin E, manganese, and magnesium. They also contain dietary fiber to help with digestion. Almonds can also help keep your blood sugar in check, lower cholesterol, and even help with weight loss.
These small nuts are dense, and just one cup of almonds is about 530 calories - so eating just a small handful is plenty. You can snack on almonds by themselves, add them into a salad for a crunchy element, blend them into a smoothie, use as nut butter on toast, or roast them and add them to any vegetable side dish. Almonds are delicious!
You should always talk to your doctor before starting a new diet or adding a new food into your diet. At Physicians Age Management Centers we want to help you live a healthy life. It's what we do, every day, and our specialty. We offer treatments for weight loss, and we can help you start a nutrition or supplementation plan. Take our weight loss test to get started or request a free consultation today.