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in my cupboard: raw almond butter
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