Almonds have become one of the world's most popular tree nuts for many reasons. In today's #SuperfoodProfile, we're highlighting almonds, an ingredient included in our Chia Bars because of the nutrient punch they pack. π Almonds can be consumed raw or roasted and just a small handful contains an impressive amount of protein, fiber and healthy fats. The antioxidants in almonds can combat oxidative stress which contributes to aging and disease. Almonds are one of best sources of vitamin E which can protect cells from damage and may lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's. The combination of healthy fats, protein and magnesium makes almonds a great snack choice for diabetics as they may help control blood sugar. Many people don't consume enough magnesium which may lower blood pressure, warding off kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes.
After learning all about the health benefits of almonds, we created our own travel-ready trail mix with a chopped Vanilla Almond Chia Bar and Honey Cracked Pepper Pumpkin Seed Bar, almonds, dark chocolate morsels and dried pineapple. How do you eat your almonds?Β π