When you find yourself craving something sweet and reaching for that bar of chocolate, STOP! Opt for these amazingly crunchy, sweet, satisfying almonds. As long as you don’t dump in too much sugar, this snack is totally healthy and will keep you feeling satisfied between meals.
Health benefits of almonds:
- weight loss: The mono-saturated fat contained in almonds satisfies appetite and prevents over-eating.
- regulates cholesterol: Regular consumption of almonds helps to increase the level of high density lipoproteins (HDL) and reduce the level of low density lipoproteins (LDL), thereby effectively controlling cholesterol levels. LDL cholesterol is called bad cholesterol.
- prevention of constipation: Almonds are rich in fibre. Like most other fibre rich food, almonds also help in preventing constipation. Make sure you drink good amount of water after eating almonds.
- boosts energy: the presence of manganese, copper and riboflavin helps in energy production.