To keep your body, and especially your heart, in the best shape possible, it’s important to maintain a healthy weight. That’s why integrating a daily handful of almonds into your diet is not only a smart choice, but also a truly satisfying one. Almonds don’t just stave off hunger, they also provide fiber, “good” monounsaturated fats, and 6 grams of protein to help give you that “full” feeling we all want from our food.
A handful of almonds is even considered a good fit with many popular weight-loss plans. They offer key benefits to anyone trying to shed a few pounds, namely satiety; fewer calories for more nutrients; crunch; and undeniable tasty flavor. In fact, a one-ounce serving (about 23 almonds) is an excellent source of three nutrients and 100% cholesterol free—all for a measly 160 calories. Not to mention the 6 grams of energy-packed protein.
It’s easy to bring more almonds into your diet. Just snack on a handful in the car, or add them to meals throughout the day. California Almonds are a simple way to keep your energy up while keeping your vicious cravings down. And they may even tip the scales in your favor.
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There are 3.5 grams of filling fiber in every one-ounce serving of almonds.1
1. Good news about good fat: U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend that the majority of your fat intake be unsaturated. One serving of almonds (28g) has 13g of unsaturated fat and only 1g of saturated fat.