Healthy fats and nutrients
About 165 calories, 6 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbohydrates, and 3.5 grams of fiber are in one ounce of almonds. Plus, 80% of its 14 grams of fat are healthy monounsaturated fat, which helps lower your risk of heart disease and makes you feel full.
“Bad” Cholesterol Buster
Plant sterols, which are found in a lot of almonds, stop your body from taking in cholesterol. If you swap a less healthy snack for a third cup of almonds every day, your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels will go down.
Serve Up Calcium
Almonds have about 75 mg of calcium per ounce, which is the most of any nut. Calcium is important for strong bones, healthy muscles, and a healthy heart.
Almond milk is a great substitute for cow’s milk if you have dairy allergies or avoid dairy for other reasons. It does not have lactose or cholesterol, and it is often made with extra nutrients and vitamins.
Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet because it keeps you regular, controls your blood sugar and cholesterol, and lowers your risk of dying from heart disease. Each ounce of almonds has 3.5 grams of fiber (about 23 almonds).
Help with losing weight
Almonds don’t make you feel full, which can help you stop wanting to eat. Even though almonds have a lot of calories, they don’t make you gain weight. Some studies show that almonds can help speed up your metabolism and help you lose weight.
Almonds’ unsaturated fat raises your serotonin levels throughout the day. Serotonin is a brain chemical that helps you sleep and wake up at the right times. When levels are high during the day, sleep is better at night.
Enhance Your Sexual Life
A recent study of men showed that eating a half cup of nuts every day improved their sex life by making their orgasms better and making them want to have more sex.
Boost your health
Almonds are full of vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps your cells get stronger so they can handle damage better. Studies show that getting more vitamin E can help prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.
Good for your gut
Almonds can help feed good bacteria in the gut, like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria. These bacteria help you digest fiber, keep you from getting sick, and release important chemicals that are good for your health.