Almonds Are A Healthy Crunchy Treat For Dieter’s

Nuts have gotten a bad name because of the fat and high calorie content.

What has been forgotten along the way is the healthy omega-3 fats, fiber, protein and micro-nutrients which are crucial to a healthy diet.

Almonds can curb those junk food cravings because they are filling and satisfying.

Snacks like nuts – promoted as a healthy source of nutrients by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – are generally considered off-limits to dieters because of their high fat content. Almonds are particularly rich in magnesium, potassium and vitamin E, as well as being a good source of fiber and calcium, according to the study’s funder, the Almond Board of California.

When dieters are limiting how many calories they eat, it’s important they eat foods that are nutrient dense, with a nice level of vitamins and minerals, and good quality fats, said Wien.
It’s a comfort for people who are struggling with weight management, said Wien. They often crave something crunchy, something palatable with a nice texture, she added.

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