Almonds have reached "superfood" status. And for good reason. Not only do they rank a perfect zero on the glycemic index, but a one ounce serving provides 19% of the RDA for magnesium and 24% of the RDA for vitamin E.
With 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and only 1 gram of sugar per serving, almonds are a perfect food for weight loss and blood sugar control.
But that's not all. Almonds are heart healthy too, thanks to monounsaturated fat and beta-sitosterol, both of which that help to lower LDL levels.
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=4,454
Buy almonds in sealed packages when possible. If you choose to buy them in bulk, smell the almonds to be sure that they're fresh and sweet--beware of any musty or rancid odor. Because almonds have a high fat content they are susceptible to spoilage. Store in a tightly covered jar or a zip-seal plastic bag.
Serving size: 1 ounce(s)almonds:6 kcal caloriesView Calorie Breakdown
Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1689 : 1
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