“Almonds are rich in valuable nutrients for our body, like magnesium, vitamin E, and dietary fiber. And 1 serving of almonds makes for a nutritious energy snack coupled with dark chocolate–Paul Ebeling
Almonds originated in Asia, and since Biblical times been cultivated in the Mediterranean, especially in Spain and Italy.
The US supplies 88% of worldwide almond production with most of it grown in California. Also almonds are grown in Turkey, Spain, Italy and Italy.
Almonds are a good source of riboflavin, copper and manganese. Riboflavin helps with production of red blood cells and releasing energy from carbohydrates.
Recent research appears to suggest that almonds can protect the health and immunity of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. A healthier gut means a better immune system and a stronger body. They contain many antioxidants like the flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol.
Four large scale studies have linked nut consumption to a lower risk for heart disease. People who eat nuts 5X a wk have about a 50% reduction in risk of heart attack. Research has established that eating a variety of heart healthy foods which includes almonds can help decrease LDL cholesterol levels as much as statin medication.
Almonds are an excellent source of potassium, and regular potassium intake reduces risk of cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease. They are also a good source of potassium. Potassium is linked to lower blood pressure because it promotes vasodilation.
Note: Almonds are considered the nut with the most nutrients, when compared ounce per ounce or calorie per calorie. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans urge people to get the most nutrition possible out of the calories you eat.
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