Why should we eat Almonds regularly?
Almonds are a great source of protein (approx. 25%), dietary fibre and unsaturated fats (1). They are also rich in vitamin E, riboflavin, niacin, and magnesium. Research has shown that it is important to include nuts in your regular diet as nut consumption is associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease (2,3). A simple way to include almonds in your diet is to eat them whole as a snack or chop them up and put them on yoghurt or salad. Grab a handful of Australian Almonds today. YUM!!
1. Snacking on whole almonds for 6 weeks improves endothelial function and lowers LDL cholesterol but does not affect liver fat and other cardiometabolic risk factors in healthy adults: the ATTIS study, a randomized controlled trial. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 2020;111(6):1178-89.
2. Bechthold A, Boeing H, Schwedhelm C, Hoffmann G, Knüppel S, Iqbal K, et al. Food groups and risk of coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2019;59(7):1071-90.
3. Becerra-Tomás N, Paz-Graniel I, C WCK, Kahleova H, Rahelić D, Sievenpiper JL, et al. Nut consumption and incidence of cardiovascular diseases and cardiovascular disease mortality: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. Nutr Rev. 2019;77(10):691-709.