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Calories In Almonds - All You Need To Know About Almonds And Their Benefits
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Highlights

  • One ounce of almonds provides 170 calories with lots of proteins
  • Almonds are popular because of their various health benefits
  • Fats in almonds constitute almost 50% but the quality of fat is excellent

Almonds are tear-shaped seeds of trees native to the Mediterranean region but are today cultivated across the world. It consists of an outer shell with the seed within. Almonds have been a part of the Indian diet for centuries. They are used in both savoury and sweet dishes. Almonds with milk before sleeping, almonds with khus as thandai and, of course, almond thandai with bhang for Holi - almonds play an essential part of our lives. Almonds are popular because of the health benefits that they have to offer. Full of health promoting nutrients, these tiny crunchy wonders are a treasure trove for all ages.
 

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Nutrition In Almonds: One Ounce (28.34 Grams Approx.) Of Almonds Contain The Following:

Almonds - 28 grams
Energy 170.5Kcal
Carbs 0.84g
Protein 5.15g
Fat 16.35g
Fibre 3.8g
Folates 10.2mcg
Vitamin E 7.24mg
Calcium 63.84mg
Magnesium 89.04mg
Phosphorus 124.88mg
Potassium 195.72mg
MUFA 10,724mg
PUFA 3700mg
SAT FATS 1220mg

 

Nutritionally, almonds are calorie dense but they bring so much health benefits with them. Intake of these nutty delights has a massive positive effect on our health beyond just cholesterol control. They are a rich source of vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, fibre, riboflavin, monounsaturated fatty acids and protein.
 

(Also Read: Here's How You Can Chop Almonds Like A Pro)

Health Benefits Of Almonds:

Energy Refill

Just one ounce of almonds provides 170 calories with very low carbs and lots of protein. The fat content also adds to the energy quotient. Energy from almonds is a slow release process, keeping the satiety for a longer period and also helping inpreventing sugar and insulin spikes in the blood. 
 

Good Fats

Fats in almonds constitute almost 50% but the quality of fat is excellent. Primarily composed of Monounsaturated fats (MUFA), they are a source of healthy fats, which contributes to its favourable hypocholesterolaemic effect. They have a positive effect in lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol in individuals with high cholesterol levels and in diabetics.
 

Regulates Cholesterol

Minerals like magnesium, copper, manganese, calcium and potassium are key elements for health. Magnesium is linked to maintaining the electrical properties of the heart in addition to relaxing muscles and helping nerves send signals. Copper is an important part of the antioxidants and helps prevent oxidation of LDL and HDL
 

Manages Diabetes, Lowers Blood Pressure And More

It also plays an important role in diabetes management and prevents mitochondrial damage, which helps slow the ageing process. Calcium is essential for bone health while potassium reduces the risk of stroke, lowers blood pressure, protects against loss of muscle mass, preserves bone mineral density, and reduces the formation of kidney stones. 
 

Prevents Cognitive Decline

Vitamins found in almonds include riboflavin, which along with amino acid L-carnitine, also present in almonds, make it a brain food that prevents cognitive decline and improve neurological activity. 
 

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Nutritionally, almonds are calorie dense but they bring so much health benefits with them. Intake of these nutty delights has a massive positive effect on our health beyond just cholesterol control. They are a rich source of vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, fibre, riboflavin, monounsaturated fatty acids and protein.
 

(Also Read: Here's How You Can Chop Almonds Like A Pro)

 

Good For Skin And Hair

Almonds are brimming with good amount of vitamin E. It is an important vitamin for our vision and reproductive health and for our blood, brain and skin as well. Vitamin E also acts as an antioxidant, fighting free radicals that damage our body at cellular level. By helping reduce inflammatory processes, vitamin E also helps prevent ageing, improving the skin and hair. It also has an important role in balancing hormones in our body. 

Facilitates Weight Loss:

Almonds are packed with insoluble fibre. Fibre, as we know, is beneficial for digestive health; it prevents constipation and the insoluble fibres act as probiotics in improving the gut flora. Fibre is also associated with managing diabetes and reducing risk of heart-related diseases. Fibre also adds early satiety to our food preventing overeating, thereby, aiding weight loss. Dietary fibre also protects against cancers of the colon, breast, oral, and small intestine. 

If consumed as a snack, almonds may benefit diabetics too. Almonds are known to lower the glucose response after ingestion. This also helps reduce unwanted hunger pangs and you eat reasonably during meals too.

Almonds are truly the star of all nuts; but too much of a good thing can also be bad. Therefore, control your portion sizes, stick to an ounce a day (which is 28g approx.) - 25 almonds. Ideally, they make a great snack time treat; you can also take them post workout, at bedtime or early in the morning - the choice is yours! So, without further ado, let's involve in this nutty affair.

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About the Almond Board of California

Almond Board of California in India
India has a rich and long standing tradition of almond consumption. The Almond Board of California celebrates this tradition and looks at the county as a market of great potential and importance. This is a reason for the board to continue to invest resources to run and support an active marketing, trade and market access programme in the country.

By the means of this programme, the board aims to build awareness around the multiple nutritional benefits of consuming almonds every day post validating them through learnings obtained from various nutrition researches.

To achieve this and as a part of the India programme, Almond Board of California engages with consumers, health care professionals, importers , food companies, government and regulatory agencies within the country.

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