A balanced approach
As with any diet, getting the nutrition your body needs to stay healthy while living with gluten sensitivity can take some planning. Working almonds in each day adds a delicious dose of high-quality nutrition, great taste and satisfying crunch.
If you're avoiding certain foods due to gluten sensitivity, your body may be missing the fiber so prevalent in wheat, rye and barley. Look to almonds to replenish that supply. A one-ounce serving of almonds has 3.5 grams of fiber.
A handful of almonds has 6 grams of protein to keep you going strong.
Almonds are low in saturated fat and just a handful a day can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
Just one ounce of almonds—or about 23—contains 35% of the recommended daily dose of vitamin E.
Bone up on minerals
One serving of almonds contains 75 mg of calcium.
Baking with a boost
Almond flour is one of the most nutrient-rich flours available. Learn more about almond flour here.
Good news about almonds and heart health. Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of almonds (28g) has 13g of unsaturated fat and only 1g of saturated fat.