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Eat More Almonds

By on October 22, 2014 in Cooking Ideas with 0 Comments

AlmondsLooking for a heart-healthy, filling, nutritious snack, then look no further than a handful of almonds. This nutrient-dense, flavoursome and high fibre food provides useful quantities of magnesium and calcium.  Both are important minerals for bone building and is an excellent source of vitamin E and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.  It’s simple if you want a healthy snack then eat more almonds

Eat more almonds

But for those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and that’s at least one in four Australians, almonds can offer much more. A recent trial found that for adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, eating almonds as a snack at mid-morning or mid-afternoon showed favourable benefits on blood glucose levels, as well as helping reduce feelings of hunger and the desire to eat.

Those eating the almonds naturally reduced the overall amount of food that ate to compensate for the extra kilojoules from the nuts.

Other studies have found almonds can benefit heart health by reducing the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol. As Little as seven grams, a day of almonds can lower LDL Cholesterol by one per cent.

Aim for ‘Healthy handful’ or almonds – that’s about 30 grams or 25 almonds.

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