Almonds - A natural magnesium boost

Posted by Shannon 09/08/2017 0 Comment(s)

We often get asked about options to boost Magnesium levels...what better way than to do it naturally with Almonds, a natural magensium source.

Did you know 1 small handful of Almonds (approx 28gm) contains

  • 3.5gm of fibre
  • 6gm of Protein
  • 14gm of Fat (the good cholestreol lowering kind)
  • 37% of the RDI of Vitamin E
  • 32% of the RDI of Manganese
  • 20% of the RDI of Magnesium

This amazing little nut is lower in carbohydrates than many other nuts like Cashews.

Being low in Carbs but high in health fats, protein and fibre makes Almonds a great choice for diabetics as their magnesium levels play a large role in blood sugar control.

With studies showing that 25-30% of Type 2 diabetics being low in Magnesium it stands to reason that this is a great addition to the daily diet.

While a 28gm handful of Almonds equates to approx 161 carbs did you know that 10-15% of an Almonds calories are not actually absorbed by the body!
High in Antioxidants that will help protect the body against oxidative stress which can ead to damaged molecules in the body's cells and contribute to ageing and diseases like cancer. Majority of these antioxidants are found the skin though so try to stick to eating Almonds with the skin on when possible.

 

Overall both protein and fiber are known to increase satiety, which makes an almond the perfect snack to help as they help people feel more full, so they end up eating fewer calories ...just watch the portion sizes to make sure you get the benefits. A great way to do this is measure out a qty to last you the day rather than just having a jar on standby lol 
Another handy tip is to eat them slowly, 1 at a time, chew them slowly and make that small portion last so you will satisfied when your finished.

What more is there to say.....eat almonds....go nuts

 

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