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Since for some reason I have had the little tune in my head all day I thought I would write about a nut I am a huge fan of.

Almonds

Not only are almonds packed with healthy monounsaturated fats and vitamin E, but they do a number on cravings too. people who added about 36 almonds or 1 1/2 ounces to their daily diets weren’t as hungry throughout the day.

I bet you didn’t know…

-They’re a waistline-friendly snack known to boost heart health.

-Almonds are a member of the Peach family; yup that’s right, the category of stone fruit that are in trees and shrubs and produce edible fruit like cherries, plums, peaches and nectarines. (Don’t the pits look a little bit like nuts, now that you think about it?)

-Almonds are one of the lowest calorie nuts; Per one-ounce serving, almonds are tied with cashews and pistachios at 160 calories.

-Almonds are great for you raw or roasted; just remember when you see packaged nuts with the word “roasted” on the front, consider this: most likely they have been heated in trans or other unhealthy fats.

-“Raw” Almonds Aren’t Exactly “Raw”
Two salmonella outbreaks, one in 2001 and one in 2004, were traced back to raw almonds from California. Since 2007, the USDA has consequently required almonds to be pasteurized before being sold to the public.

-You can make your own Almond milk; All you’ll need are some almonds some water and a food processor!

-Almonds Pack Quite The Disease-Fighting Punch
According to 2006 research, just one ounce of almonds contains about the same amount of polyphenols, antioxidants thought to help fight off heart disease and cancer, as a cup of broccoli or green tea. However, considering that the research was funded at least in part by the Almond Board of California, we may have to take this one with a grain of salt.

So go grab your self some nuts people!!!!!

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