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4 Reasons to Eat Almonds

One of the best snacks you can have (in moderation) is nuts. The benefits of almonds are plentiful - they contain:

  1. Monounsaturated fats that help reduce the risk of heart disease
  2. Protein to provide sustained energy
  3. Calcium for strong and healthy bones
  4. Magnesium, which promotes normal blood pressure and healthy metabolism.

I recommend unsalted or low-salt almonds that are raw or dry roasted as a staple in your pantry. Toss some almonds in a salad or on cereal or yogurt; chop finely and use in a marinade or to coat tofu “burgers”; or simply enjoy them on their own!

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Reader Comments (4)

Almond butter is also an excellent option that I enjoy regularly. Also a big Thanks Dr. Weil for your Larry King interview.

September 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRichard A Rusnak Jr

I have a question for you Dr. Weil-
Can you adress the validity of claims of improved bioavailability by certain makers of supplements?
How does on get learned about the science (if any) behind these claims?
How can one determine if in fact one needs a formulation of increased bioavailability (at premium prices)
Case in point: CoQ10 vs. Ubiquinol for example.

Thank You for all the service to society you provide.

Bill BB

September 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBill BB

Great Question Bill BB:
While we ask Dr. Weil for a more complete answer we all, of course, recognize that bioavailability can depend to some degree on age of user, other physical and mental conditions, the product itself.
Here is a link you might find interesting?

September 14, 2009 | Unregistered

Almonds are pasteurized and no longer raw.

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteranon

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