KAPOW! Now You Know: Almonds

KAPOW! Now You Know: Almonds

August 14, 2017

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Almonds

Origin: Middle East, India, North America

Family: Rosaceae

Affirmation: I nourish myself with spiritual food and I am satisfied and free.

Almonds are a source of monounsaturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, antioxidants, riboflavin, and trace minerals. Talk about a superfood! They are higher in calories making them an excellent energy source for go-getters who like to get out and move their bodies. Almonds are an excellent source of plant protein, Vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, calcium, and iron.

Help Prevent Heart Disease with Almonds

  • Almonds are monounsaturated fatty acid, high in antioxidants making them ideal for supporting a healthy heart and reducing cardiovascular disease
  • Vitamin E improves artery health and reduces inflammation, reduces the buildup of plaque and prevents further damage to our arteries
  • Almonds reduce bad LDL cholesterol

Supports Healthy Brain Function

  • Best brain food (just like Walnuts)!
  • Almonds provide a source of riboflavin and L-Carnitine which are believed to have a positive impact on neurological activity and prevent cognitive decline
  • Reduces inflammation in the brain which contributes to brain disease like dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Maintain Skin Health

  • Excellent source of vitamin E and antioxidants that reduce skin damage and signs of aging
  • Provides skin cancer-fighting compounds: catechin, epicatechin, flavonoids, and antioxidants
  • Source of healthy fats that promote circulation and helps keep skin hydrated

Controls Blood Sugar Levels

  • Almonds are rich in MUFA’s which reduce the rate in which glucose is released into the bloodstream. This contributes to managing blood sugar and insulin resistance which can lead to diabetes and weight gain if not balanced
  • Almonds support a healthy metabolism as they are high in dietary fiber and healthy fats. They keep you fuller longer and assist in turning you into a fat burner

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Much love to Rebecca Hammond of Girls Get It - our go-to Nutritionist and Personal Trainer for sharing all this amazing knowledge.