New studies show that a mere handful of almonds a day can lead to healthy cholesterol levels. These little Round (with a pointy end) morsels are nutrient-packed with vitamin E, riboflavin, magnesium, manganese and copper. In other words, almonds can lead to a healthier body.
The scientists behind almond studies also discovered that eating whole almonds with the skin, doubles their antioxidant cancer-fighting powers.
Eating 22 almonds will add more protein to your diet than an egg, plus with almonds you get much needed dietary fiber and their high-protein content eaten as a snack between meals can keep you from getting into that crazy-hungry-I-don’t-care frame of mind.
The best almonds are dry-roasted without added sugar or preservatives. Eat almonds as a snack, on a salad, or in assorted recipes to add protein to your diet. Know that almonds are calorie-dense, so eat just a few — no more than fits in the palm of your hand at one sitting.
For the freshest tasting almonds, store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. This will keep them from becoming rancid and smelling like other foods. By refrigerating almonds, you will maintain their freshness for several months. By freezing them, they will last for up to a year.