Provider of healthy fats, vitamin E, fiber & protein. Aids in lowering cholesterol, blood pressure & blood sugar levels.
They even help fight hunger & support weight loss. Small but powerful, what's there not to be nuts about...?😉
Have we convinced you? Great! However before you go ahead & happily start munching - keep in mind the recommended serving size! Due to their high calorie content, eating them in moderation is key. Remember consuming more calories than your body needs - even when from a nutritious source- can contribute to weight gain.
To avoid #PortionDistortion
aim for an ounce or roughly 23 almonds. We're not suggesting you count that out but if you're not one to weigh your food & are wondering what an ounce of almonds look like - imagine the size of an ice cream scoop, a shot glass, the surface of your smartphone, or even just a small handful. Little tips to keep in mind next time you reach for them - happy snacking! 😃 #getyourresults
Image: Lisa Slavid 2013