Almonds are the main star among nuts. Luckily for me they are my favorite! Remember, we are talking about 1 oz. a day, and the health benefits are astounding. I usually pay between $6-7 for a pound of raw almonds, and that pound last for about 2 weeks. Almonds have been shown to:
- Provide good fat (omega 3, 6 and 9)
- Provide fiber
- Be high in antioxidants (kill those free radicals!)
- Suppress appetite
Other nuts are proving to be very beneficial too, so if you don't like almonds, try walnuts, cashews, or even peanuts. Just remember to watch sodium (salted nuts might cause you to take in too much) and even sugar (avoid "sweetened" nuts). Try to stick to them in their raw form for maximum health benefits.
If you are like me and love nuts, especially almonds, indulge and enjoy the healthful benefits. Just make sure not to over do it!
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So go nuts and enjoy!