Food Facts A to Z : A is for Almonds

almonds are healthy snacks

Almonds are healthy snacks. Having almonds in your diet as a snack may help to fight against diabetes and heart disease. Almonds help to increase insulin sensitivity in people with higher risk of diabetes. Also almonds may decrease the levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) in the blood.

Top tip:

An average size almonds is only six calories. For a low calorie snack, count out ten almonds. Eat them one at a time, chewing slowly, savouring the texture and flavour. You will get a lot of satiety for only sixty calories together with all the health benefits of this nutritional power house.

 

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