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8) Almonds


20 almonds that are about 26 grams contain 154 calories, 13.6 grams of fat, 5.4 grams of carbohydrates, 5.4 grams of protein.

Almonds have a great nutty, crunchy, salty, toasty flavor, they are wonderful sources of nutrition like most nuts almonds are high on healthy fats and fiber and low on carbs so they are beneficial in controlling your lipid profile by lowering the harmful oxidation of LDL cholesterol, at the same they are rich in fiber and protein that will keep you full for longer and reduces your cravings which is perfect for weight loss.

Almonds have a rich supply of magnesium which aids in lowering high blood pressure and lowering your blood sugar and insulin levels decreasing your risk of developing metabolic syndrome. they are also fantastic sources of vitamin E which acts as an antioxidant that helps you get rid of the oxidative stress on your cells as well as keep your brain healthy.

Almonds also have some iron and calcium content but the phytic acid in almonds can hinder the absorption of some of these minerals so you don’t depend on almonds greatly in supplying your body with them.

You can use almonds as a healthy between-meals snack, you can enjoy them on salads or in granola bars and oatmeal to add some earthy taste, you can enjoy almond-based products like almond milk and almond butter which are both rich and delicious, you can use almond flour instead of white flour in making pastries to add a nutty taste.