Almonds

What are almonds?

The edible seed of the almond tree.

Why should I eat almonds?

They are the ultimate power food. If you want to increase your protein and fiber intake, protect your cells from damage, and get some heart-healthy fats, then eat almonds.

Protein – 6g/small handful (as much as 1 egg)

Fiber – 3.5g/small handful (as much as about 2 tbsp ground flaxseed)

Antioxidants – these powerhouses that protect your cells are mostly found in the brown layer of the skin.

Monounsaturated Fats – healthy fats that are good for your heart.

How do I use almonds?

Besides using them as topping for oatmeal, yogurts or in granola, you can add them as crunch to cookies, grind it up into almond butter to spread on toast or simply eat them by the handful (sometimes I soak mine in water before eating them).

What kind of almonds should I buy?

I really like Kirkland Signature Supreme Whole Almonds, 3 Pound because I feel like you get the most bang for you buck. Either way, try to buy raw, unsalted almonds. This way you control your salt intake and you can always roast them yourself later.


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