In a ¼ Cup of Almonds there are approximately 132 Calories
Almonds are made up of the following
Vitamin B2 – (Riboflavin) 0.23 mg
Vitamin E – 6.03mg
Copper – 0.23 mg
Biotin – 14.72 mcg
Potassium – 162 mg
Magnesium – 62 mg
Manganese – 0.53 mg
Molybdenum – 6.78 mcg
Phosphorous – 111.32 mg
Fiber – 11%
Monounsaturated Fats and Protein
Almonds are great for your muscles, brain, nerves and your heart.
The oil of the RAW nut contains natural Lecithin; it is high in Monounsaturated Fats (the same kind of fats found in olives). This kind of fat lowers your LDL Cholesterol, which in turn significantly reduces the risk of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease. Almonds are as effective as 1st generation statins in lowering your LDL cholesterol.
Almonds are also beneficial in lowering the glycemic index of foods; this lessens the rise in blood sugars after eating. The more almonds you consume the lower your blood sugars will be.
NOTE: Do not try and eat handfuls of sugar filled foods, cakes, sweets, etc… and think you can just eat almonds to get reduce the blood sugars by eating bags and bags of almonds. Balance is always key when living a healthy lifestyle. Sugar will still turn to fat and be stored in your body if taken in excess.
Tip: Take a hand full of almonds or a tablespoon of almond butter 4 times a week. For optimum effects leave the skins on the almonds when you eat them, as there are twenty antioxidant flavinoids present with the skins on.
DISCLAIMER… Due to some information on the internet and from other sources if you have GALL BLADDER or KIDNEY problems see your health professional before you take almonds.
Mako & Hema