Just in Time for Thanksgiving…Did you know that almonds have been found to actually facilitate weight loss? That’s right, healthy plants fats aren’t typically the weight gain culprits; it’s processed sugars and starches that tend to pack on the pounds and lead to health problems. Plus, studies have shown that almonds can boost memory, as well as reduce blood sugar levels, LDL (bad) cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Not bad for a nut!
Heads Up:Most almonds sold as “raw” are actually pasteurized. We purchase our organic heirloom almonds from Italy to ensure that they are truly raw; they never undergo steam pasteurization, or any other heat treatment. This ensures that delicate nutrients remain alive!
Check Out the Science Behind the Power of Almonds
Weight Loss: A study of 65 overweight individuals revealed that those eating a low calorie diet rich in almonds lost a whopping 62% more weight than those eating a low calorie diet rich in complex carbohydrates. The group eating almonds also experienced a 56% greater reduction in fat mass and 50% greater reduction in waist circumference.1Take THAT, fat-free diet foods!Brain Function: Research has revealed that eating almonds provides a significant improvement in learning and memory. How can this be? Subjects eating almonds tested for higher levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin as well as tryptophan, an essential amino acid which is a component of serotonin. Serotonin + Tryptophan = enhanced learning and memory!
Reduce LDL Cholesterol: One study confirmed that almonds are literally just as effective at lowering LDL cholesterol than statin drugs, but obviously without the side effects and toxicity of taking cholesterol medication.3
Decrease Risk of Heart Disease & Control Blood Sugar: A clinical trial found that patients with type 2 diabetes who consumed almonds not only showed a decrease in cholesterol levels, but blood sugar and body fat too!4 The study concluded that incorporating almonds into a healthy diet has beneficial effects on fat levels, glycemic control, and lipid profile (heart condition risk factor including cholesterol levels), therefore potentially decreasing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Enjoy the benefits of our top quality almonds with this Raw Pumpkin Pie Recipe!
What People Are Saying About Our Almonds:
“These are the best tasting almonds I have found in a long time. They actually have the flavor of almond extract which is rare. Most almonds, even organic ones in the health food stores, don’t taste anything like these. LOVE them!” – C.M., Sunfood CustomerSuperb Quality
“Delicious almonds that make a great snack and even better almond milk!” – Jenamarie, Sunfood Customer
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1 – “Almonds vs complex carbohydrates in a weight reduction program.” International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders, 2003.
2 “Nootropic and hypophagic effects following long term intake of almonds (Prunus amygdalus) in rats.” University of Karachi, Pakistan, 2012.*
3 – “Assessment of the longer-term effects of a dietary portfolio of cholesterol-lowering foods in hypercholesterolemia.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2006.
4 – “Almond consumption improved glycemic control and lipid profiles in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.” Taipei Medical University, Taiwan, 2011.
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