The Positive Health Benefits Almonds Have On Your Body

Almonds and almond butter are nutritional powerhouses that contain significant amounts of protein, calcium, fibre, magnesium, folic acid, potassium, and vitamin E. Find out below the positive health benefits almonds has on your body.9808038-almonds-nuts-in-heart-shape

 Fats

However, its number one health benefit of almond butter is that it is great for your heart. It has extremely low saturated fat content, no trans-fat and is rich in monounsaturated fats which are the type of fats that help, reduce levels of cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart diseases. Almond butter can be effective in lowering blood pressure because it contains minerals that can reduce blood pressure.

 Blood Sugar

Almond butter can even help control levels of blood sugar in your body by reducing the sudden increase in blood sugar and insulin which usually happens after you eat a carbohydrate-packed meal.
Research published by the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism revealed that a breakfast containing almonds can aid in stabilising blood sugar levels for the rest of the day. You might notice that when your blood sugar is steady you will have more energy and less likely to give in to food cravings. Check the recipe for Almond Nut Butter to help stablise blood sugar. 

Almond nut butter on toast with blueberries and banana

One of my favourite breakfasts, almond butter with blueberries and banana

Protein

Many people think of almonds as a high protein snack, and with 6g of protein per serving (23 almonds, which equals 1 ounce, ¼ cup or about 1 handful). they’re a great addition to your snack time. Even though they contain 6 g of protein, they should be treated more like a source of fat since they contain 14g of fat per serving, don't fear its a good fat.

 

 

 

Biotin

A serving of almonds (23 almonds, which equals 1 ounce, ¼ cup or about 1 handful) contain 49 percent of your recommended daily intake of biotin.Biotin is thought to be a great vitamin for supporting hair, skin, and nail health. So if your looking to grow out your hair or get yourself some cat-like talons look no further than almonds!

snack of apple and almond nut butter

Another one of my favourite ways to snack on nut butter

Vitamin E

Not only are almonds rich in biotin they’re also loaded with vitamin E; One serving contains 40% of your RDA (recommended daily intake).
Antioxidants fight free-radicals — particles that cause damage to your body at a cellular and even genetic level. Antioxidants fight these free-radicals in order to prevent this damage and promote a healthier you!

 
Manganese

This elemental mineral is essential, but getting too much or too little can be extremely bad for your health. Which is why almonds are a good source of manganese, you get enough but not too much.
The manganese in almonds and almond butter will benefit your health in a few different areas:
bone health
joint health
metabolism
wound healing
antioxidant function

 

You may have read it in every healthy snack list going around but almonds are one of the ultimate healthy snack food, know you have the knowledge why they benefit you!

If want to know one my favourite nut butters to buy check out Justin's Vanilla Almond Butter Review

 

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