Did you know that almonds are a healthy snack and that they have been proven beneficial for weight loss, and can help to combat a number of health problems? In a recent installment of Healthy Eating with the Gallands, from Care2.com, the benefits of eating almonds are covered.
The article states that almonds are more than a delicious snack, they are packed with nutrition that can help reduce your waistline and improve your health. Studies indicate that almonds may provide important nutritional support to combat diabetes, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, inflammation and obesity.
The article also says that almonds help your Heart and Waist. It states that almonds are a source of nutrients that can facilitate weight loss and can help your heart. When overweight Americans used about a 2/3 cup of almonds per day as part of a weight-loss diet, they increased weight loss by 62 percent more than when following a standard weight loss diet and had a 50 percent greater reduction in waist circumference. (I think 2/3 cup might be too much).
And did your know that almonds are a good source of the minerals calcium, magnesium and potassium.
The article points out that almonds help reduce High Blood Sugar. It mentions exciting research that shows almonds may help to fight The Insulin Resistance Syndrome, also called the Metabolic Syndrome, which affects 40 percent of U.S. adults. It is characterized by an expanding waistline, insulin resistance and an increased risk of developing diabetes. According to the article, research done at the City of Hope National Medical Center in California found that incorporating almonds into a weight loss diet produced a decrease in insulin resistance that was twice as large as with a standard weight-loss diet. Diabetics showed almost twice the improvement in blood sugar control when they lost weight on an almond-enriched diet than a standard diabetic weight-loss diet.
To read all about the amazing power of almonds and pick up some pointers on how to incorporate more of them into your diet check out the complete article at Care2's Annie's Green Living Series
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