Nutrition and Almonds
Almonds are packed with protein, and assisting in weight control as consumption makes you feel full quicker. Protein is critical for repairing tissue in the body as well as for growth and development.
Almonds are rich in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, needed for maintaining heart health
Almonds contribute a lot of fiber to the diet, which helps to lower blood cholesterol and provide healthy bowel function, and makes you feel fuller quicker.
Almonds contain Magnesium which is essential for healthy nerve and muscle function and strong bones. Just 30 grams) of almonds, provides 75% of the recommended dietary intake for magnesium.
Almonds contain a naturally occurring antioxidant, vitamin E which helps to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals in the body. That same 30g serving of almonds will give you 77% of your RDI for Vitamin E.
Argine, also found in almonds, is an amino acid or building block of protein that helps keep blood vessels remain relaxed and elastic.
Almonds contain Zinc Iron which is an essential component of proteins involved in oxygen transportation to the entire body.
Almonds contain plant sterols which reduce cholesterol absorption in the intestine when consumed as part of a healthy diet that is low in saturated fat.
Selenium, found in Almonds is essential for a well-functioning immune system and thyroid gland. Selenium also helps to protect cells in the body from damage.
You will also find Pesticide free almonds in most muesli and granola products offered by Plum Foods
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