Almonds

Embrace the nut

Almonds have so many uses in our diests they are definetely not something to be ignored. 

For 1  almonds have a low glycemic index, so they wont cause major spikes in blood sugar levels making them perfect for snacking on 

They are also a great source of the amino acid arginine. Arginine can help heal wounds, treat infections and maintain a healthy heart (1, 2)

But what about the Fats? Almonds are about 50% Fat. About 90% of almond fat consists of mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease (3).

The main fatty acids in almonds are oleic acid and the omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid.

Almonds also contain many important nutrients, including vitamin E, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and iron.