Superfoods: the Almighty Almond
Posted By Elana Amsterdam On May 1, 2009 @ 12:19 pm In lifestyle,nutrition | Comments Disabled
Almonds are in. And guess what? They’re good for you.
Almonds are easy to incorporate into your everyday routine. Eat them as a snack (raw or dry roasted), or use blanched almond flour in your baked goods to reap the numerous benefits of this incredible superfood. Almonds are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and fat. Yes, that’s fat. However, almonds are high in good fats –that is the heart healthy monounsaturated fats that are found in olive oil.
And almonds seem to have become the new darling of the media. Touted in newspaper articles and books, their benefits are highlighted here, there and everywhere. Below are just a few of the books that suggest eating almonds as beneficial to your health.
Surprisingly, even the Journal of Obesity has completed a study outlining the pluses of consuming almonds. According to this study, eating almonds promotes satiety and can lead to weight loss. Who would have thought that?
And now, here is another easy recipe to help you get your almond intake!
Makes about 14 biscotti