We all know that we should be eating almonds, they are a great snack, etc. etc. I eat almonds, but lately I have been a big fan of almond butter – it is fabulous on banana’s, great in smoothies and easy to throw in just about anything that needs a dose of some healthy fats and protein!
What are the benefits of almonds?
- high in monosaturated fats (good fats, similar to olive oil)
- high in Vitamin E
- can help lower LDL cholesterol
- they are a low glycemic food and can actually help lower the glycemic index of a meal ie. almond butter on toast
- Heart healthy
- source of antioxidants
- great source of protein
- portable and easy to bring anywhere!
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