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Almonds

Almonds have a delicate, nutty flavor and a high mineral density.

Almonds are oval in shape with a beautiful golden-brown color. They have a tender bite to them with a soft crunch. Almonds come in a variety of forms including roasted, raw, unsalted, salted, ground, meal, flour, butter, whole and slivered. Almonds are extremely versatile and easy to incorporate into your diet!

Health Benefits of Almonds:

Almonds have been studied greatly in relation to their ability to lower cholesterol, reduce heart disease and cardiovascular disease due to their mineral, antioxidant, healthy fat, and fiber content. 

Almonds have also been shown to help reduce weight, particularly body fat. They are great for digestive health and also have the ability to help regulate blood sugar. The high mineral content found in almonds also improves our energy levels; the minerals copper, magnesium,  manganese, and vitamin B2 are primarily responsible for this. 

Nutrient Breakdown of Almonds:

*Per 1 cup whole

How To Use:

Almonds are great plain as a snack or in oatmeal, porridge, granola or muesli. They can also be added to salads and baked goods to add a bit of crunch. They are commonly found in trail mixes, nut butters and nut milks as well.

Recipes:

Chewy Date Oatmeal And Whipped Almond Butter

Almond Butter Waffles

Almond Coconut Date Globes

NS Recommends:

If purchasing nuts in bulk, store half in the freezer to keep from going rancid and keep the rest in the pantry for quick use. Additionally, soaking nuts may help some individuals digest the nuts better. Allowing them to soak and sprout may also help increase the nutrient density!

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