In traditional Chinese medicine almonds are known as brain and bone food, possibly because of their high calcium content. They contain more calcium than any other nut and are also a great source of vitamin E, fiber, and protein. Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats; these are the same health-promoting fats that are found in olive oil. Eating almonds in moderation can promote lower cholesterol levels, prevent heart disease, and aid in weight loss.
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Did You Know?
If you consume nuts at least four times per week, you have a 37% reduced risk of coronary heart disease compared to those who seldom or never eat nuts. Each additional serving of nuts per week is associated with an average 8.3% reduced risk of coronary heart disease. AND…a 28-month study involving 8,865 adult men and women in Spain found that participants who ate nuts at least two times per week were 31% less likely to gain weight than were participants who never or almost never ate nuts. So get munching...GORP bars have whole almonds (skin on), along with a nice dose of all-natural peanut butter to stick it all together!
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