ALMONDS - (Nut)hing better than it!

Oct 18, 2017

Sorry, I know Almond is not a Nut, but I couldn't resist.

Did you know, wild almond species are toxic and only the domesticated almonds are not and that a common genetic mutation causes an absence of amygdalin. Cool right?

We wanted to put together a list of benefits of this wonderful seed.

The almond is a nutritionally dense food and a 100 gram amount is a rich source (>20% of the Daily value, DV) of the B vitamins.

These dry fruits also contain two vital brain nutrients, riboflavin and niacin, which have been shown to increase brain activity, resulting in new neural pathways and a decreased occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease.

It also is rich in vitamin E, Vitamin E's ability to fight free radicals also makes almonds a great post-workout snack because they help in muscle recovery, according to Jeff Volek, PhD.

Along with the essential minerals, It also contains calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc. Ranging benefits from assisting With Blood Sugar Control, lowering blood pressure levels,

The same amount is also a good source (10–19% DV) of the B vitamins thiamine, vitamin B6, and folate; choline; and the essential mineral potassium.

They are also rich in dietary fiber, monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats, fats which potentially may lower LDL cholesterol. A 16-week study in 65 pre-diabetic subjects found that a diet with 20% of calories from almonds lowered LDL cholesterol levels by an average of 12.4 mg/dL **

Typical of nuts and seeds, almonds also contain phytosterols such as beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, campesterol, sitostanol, and campestanol, which have been associated with cholesterol-lowering properties.***

It is because of all these reasons, Almond powder is a large part of our Secret Protein Blend.

If you’d like to know more about what goes into our flagship Choc Chip Protein cookie, click here.

*For more information on almond oil for hair growth, see this link