We’re nuts about this article written by current FIAFitnation student Chelsea Lever. Written from the perspective of a blogger for a health retreat, it was homework for a digital media subject of the Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics for Personal Trainers (10454NAT).
Almonds! Raw, toasted, sliced, flaked, slivered, flour, butter, oil and even milk!
Is there anything an almond can’t be?!
They taste delicious and they’re very ‘nut’ritious.. So why am I so excited about almonds?
They’re packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre and when consuming them you rack in a number of health benefits:
A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association in 2005 suggested that consuming almonds increases Vitamin E levels in the plasma and red blood cells and also lowers cholesterol levels.*#
Ella Haddad, DrPH, RD, an author of the study, said:
"This study is important because it shows that eating almonds can significantly boost levels of vitamin E in the diet and bloodstream. Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that defends your cells against damage on a daily basis and prevents artery-clogging oxidation of cholesterol. Eating a handful of almonds a day is a great way to get the vitamin E your body needs to stay healthy."
In a 4-week study with 137 participants, a daily 1.5 ounce (43 grams) serving of almonds significantly reduced hunger and desire to eat.+
So what are you waiting for? Get some almonds in to you!
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This page was last updated on: Thursday 28 July 2016
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