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USA and UK Researchers Agree: Almonds Are a Smart Snack

September 01, 2018

USA and UK Researchers Agree:  Almonds Are a Smart Snack

When we think about having a snack, many of us allow our minds to wander to negative places that involve sneaking something high in calories into our mouths.  We may even lie to ourselves about such a snack in an attempt to justify what we’ve done.  In short, snacking has for years been associated by many with guilt.  As more and more information becomes available, people around the world are beginning to realize that it doesn’t have to be that way.  Recently, researchers in both the United States and the United Kingdom came to that conclusion about snacking on almonds.

How Are Almonds a Smart Snack?

According to an article that recently appeared on the Web site for Produce Business UK, a link to which can be found here, recent research has found that when compared to other tree nuts, almonds are the highest in the following:

  • Protein
  • Fiber
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin E
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin

 

In addition, almonds are comparatively low in calories. 

Why Is This an Important Piece of News?

There are many reasons as to why more information regarding the benefits of snacking with almonds is important.  Studies from around the world have recently concluded that people in general are snacking more than they ever have before.  This is likely due to busier and more mobile lifestyles that are not as conducive to long, sit-down meals.  Not to mention, more people are looking for healthier alternatives to snacking than the ‘traditional’ type of snack that was described above.  People who want this type of snack are still looking for something tasty, though, and almonds are a food that most people enjoy in many different ways. 

Are There Other Health Benefits Associated with Almonds?

Aside from the comparative information listed above, there are several other benefits associated with snacking on almonds.  Studies have shown that people who snack on almonds during the mid-morning hours tend to experience less hunger throughout the rest of the day and therefore consumer fewer calories on average. 

In addition, the high Vitamin E content in almonds means that this is a food that is a very good antioxidant.  As was stated in the article linked hereto, antioxidants help to fight substances that are known as free radicals.  Free radicals can inflict serious damage on the human body in several ways, including harm that’s doled out on cells, tissues and in some cases DNA.  Clearly, this is a preventative measure that is important to everyone. 

Almond Snacks and NatureBox

Of course, Family Health Market likes hearing more about the benefits of almonds, as we offer several different snacks that contain them.  We offer an entire assortment of snacks that include almonds and other forms of nuts in mixed form.  All of these snacks incorporate the element of smart snacking, and as you’ve seen above, almonds are a very smart way to help keep your hunger to a minimum between meals.  If you’d like to learn more about our almond-centric offerings, feel free to contact us at any time.



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