The Zone Diet | Foods To Eat & Foods To Avoid

6) Almonds


10 almonds of about 13 grams contain 77 calories, 6.8 grams of fat, 2.7 grams of carbohydrates, 2.7 grams of protein.

Almonds are some of the best nuts that are used commonly in all countries of the world for their nutty, salty taste, without the bitterness that is present in many other types of nuts, they are used in abundance in Mediterranean countries. they are full of fiber and protein that help keep you full for longer and promote your gut health, despite being high on calories they are actually perfect for people who are trying to lose weight since almonds have plant sterols that hinder the absorption of cholesterol in the blood along with its high content of unsaturated fatty acids that help you lower your LDL cholesterol levels and lower the rates of inflammation in your blood vessels making the risk for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases.

The brown thin skin of the almond is packed with antioxidants and vitamin E that help protect you from oxidative damage and have anti-aging properties. nuts, in general, have been known to serve some anticancer actions, almonds are packed with magnesium a mineral that has some actions on enhancing your insulin sensitivity and lowering your blood glucose levels along with lowering high blood pressure levels so it is perfect for diabetics to control their disease and help them lose weight.

Almonds are very acceptable as healthy food and actually taste delicious with all of their health benefits, you can depend on them to get a satisfying crunch and a fulfilling between-meal snack, you can chop some almonds and sprinkle them on top of yogurts, oatmeal, in granola bars, on top of your breakfast cereals.

There are plenty of almond products that taste great and have as many benefits as raw almonds such as almond butter, which is the best substitute for peanut butter with an even richer nuttier taste, almond milk, which is a great nut milk used by people who are lactose intolerant it makes wonderful hot chocolate and adds a deep flavor to your coffee, and almond flour, which makes light, airy, nutty pastries.