Health Benefits Of Almonds – Almonds Nutrients And Nutrition Data And Calories
In this video we discuss some of the health benefits of eating almonds. We also cover the nutrient profile of almonds and the nutritional data of almonds.
Almonds grow on flowering trees in areas with long summers and hot dry sunny weather, such as California and certain areas on the east coast. They are typically ripe for picking from late summer to October in the US, and the average tree can yield 50 to 65 pounds of nuts.
A 1 ounce serving of whole almonds provides about 161 calories, 6 grams of carbohydrates, about 6 grams of protein and 13.8 grams of fat, with a majority of those fats being the healthier monounsaturated fats. It also has 3.4 grams of fiber and is low in cholesterol and sodium.
Almonds also have a great micronutrient profile of vitamins and minerals, providing more than 10 percent of the recommended daily values of riboflavin, vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and manganese.
Because of their high fiber content, almonds can be beneficial to your digestive system, and they also contain antioxidants that help to protect cells for damaging free radicals. And several studies have linked almonds to improved blood pressure, and improved blood sugar levels.
Almonds are also rather inexpensive. A xxx serving of whole almonds costs about xxx, and with their high protein and fiber content they can be looked at as rather filling and healthy standalone snack, or with other mixed nuts, added to cereal or granola to add in even more nutrients. And approximately 90% of all almonds come from California.
Bottom line is that almonds are a nutrient dense food that has many links to increased health, and there is always the mental benefit of knowing that you are consuming something that was made fully through nature.
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0:15 Almonds nutritional data
0:38 Vitamins and minerals in almonds
1:03 Cost of almonds
Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for a qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information.
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