Wednesday, September 9, 2009

100 Healthy Living Tips - # 2 - Eat Almonds

Day two of our 100 Healthy Living Tips is an easy one - add a handful of almonds to your daily health program. A recent study on almonds published in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that, even though almonds tend to be high in fat, they are filling and packed with the right nutrition, which caused study participants to eat less calories overall throughout the day. Those in the study also ended up eating less carbohydrates for the rest of the day.

The study supports the idea that those who eat almonds tend to weight less than those who don't. Almonds contain "good fat," or monounsaturated fat, that actually helps you lose weight, while helping to lower cholesterol and promote heart health. Monounsaturated fats are also great for getting rid of stubborn belly fat.

Almonds are a great source of plant protein besides containing lots of fiber to keep you feeling full and nutrients Vitamin E and magnesium, which also contributes to a healthy heart. Other nutrients packed into almonds are riboflavin, phosphorous, iron and calcium.

One ounce of almonds contains about 164 calories. How many almonds in an ounce? About 23. If you’re concerned about calories, purchase some one ounce bags of almonds and follow this healthy living tip by resolving to eat one bag of these tasty nuts per day.

Whole Natural Nonpareil Almonds 1-oz Bag (1 Caddy of 24 Bags)

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