Almonds are probably the most commonly eaten nuts. It has recently gained popularity when the health conscious trends came to play. You might see a lot of influencers chowing down on a bag of fresh almonds, continue reading to know why.
Almonds boast an impressive nutrient profile. A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving of almonds contains (1):
Fiber: 3.5 grams
Protein: 6 grams
Fat: 14 grams (9 of which are monounsaturated)
Vitamin E: 37% of the RDI
Manganese: 32% of the RDI
Magnesium: 20% of the RDI
They also contain a decent amount of copper, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and phosphorus.
This is all from a small handful, which supplies only 161 calories and 2.5 grams of digestible carbohydrates.
Almonds lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and are packed with vitamin E, magnesium and potassium, which helps oxygen and nutrients flow more freely through the blood.
They keep your skeleton and teeth healthy and strong.
They are also known for their anti-oxidants for those who want a healthier skin. The selenium in them fights depression and anxiety.