01/7 Health benefits of snacking on almonds
When one plans to stay fit and healthy, deciding upon the meal plan becomes important so that one can follow through with the diet. While one may be following a healthy meal routine, intermittent snacking too becomes important in the long run. Highly nutritious and rich in healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, almonds can be a healthy option for some intermittent snacking.A handful of almonds may have satiating properties that promote a feeling of fullness, which may keep hunger at bay in between meals. To maintain dietary resolutions, planning what to eat, before venturing out, is also important.
When venturing out of the house, one has to ensure that they do not compromise on meal plans. Whether at home, work or on the go, a handful (30 grams/23 almonds ) of almonds are a convenient snack that can be eaten anywhere, any time of the day and through the year. Avoiding overindulgence in high-calorie food when at a get together is important to maintain the diet. If you are throwing a party, a good snack will be tossing almonds in your favourite herb. Here are some reasons why one should snack on almonds:
02/7 Almonds have a lot of nutrients
Experts say that a handful of almonds supply 161 calories and 2.5 grams of digestible carbohydrates. They are high in healthy monosaturated fats, fibre, protein and various important nutrients.
03/7 Loaded with antioxidants
This can protect cells from oxidative damage, a major contributor to aging and disease. A clinical trial with 60 male smokers found that 84 grams of almonds per day reduce oxidative stress biomarkers by 23-34 per cent over a four-week period.
04/7 Rich in Vitamin E
Several studies have linked higher vitamin E intake with lower rates of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
05/7 Controls blood sugar
Their high magnesium content offer major improvements for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
06/7 Lowers cholesterol levels
Some studies have shown almonds to effectively lower LDL lipoproteins in the blood. Eating almonds can lead to mild reductions in LDL cholesterol in the body, reducing the risk of heart disease.
07/7 Helps in weight management
Almonds are a simple and tasty nut that contain many nutrients that contribute to heart-health, such as mono-saturated (good) fat, vitamin E, dietary fibre, calcium and phyto-chemicals. They are also rich in antioxidants, manganese, riboflavin, and copper. Research has shown that regular consumption of these nutrient-rich nuts not only help you manage weight but also contribute towards heart health.
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.