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One Little Nut to Lose Weight, Boost Memory and Lower Cholesterol

One Little Nut to Lose Weight, Boost Memory and Lower Cholesterol

Aug 6th 2013

Super You - Healthy Living & Well-Being Newsletter from Sunfood

Eat Fat & Lose Weight? This Superfood Nut Can Do This & More…

Contrary to popular diet programs, cutting out fat can do more harm than good. The truth is that healthy plant fats are essential for energy, brain function, and helping your body absorb vitamins A, D, E and K. And believe it or not, almonds have been found to actually facilitate weight loss! It’s processed sugars and starches that pack on the pounds and lead to health problems. Plus, studies have shown that this nut can boost memory, as well as reduce blood sugar levels, LDL (bad) cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Not bad for a nut!

Check Out the Science Behind the Power of Raw, Organic, Non-Pasteurized 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.

Nutritional Powerhouse: Almonds are high in magnesium and the antioxidant vitamin E as well as B2. They also contain protein, calcium, potassium, iron, and vitamins B1 and B6. Basically, they’re loaded with the good stuff, plus they’re delicious!

Customer Review:

"Love These 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 Customer

Check out this delicious almond milk recipe!

Simple Almond Milk Recipe

The Sunfood Difference

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.

If you want the highest quality almonds that can help you lose weight, boost brain power, and support heart health, look no further!

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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.
*Sunfood does not condone testing on animals.

Sunfood's "Natural Solutions" does not promote or suggest natural cures, natural healing or natural remedies for any disease, disorder or ailment thereof. This information should be treated as educational material gathered and discovered from various studies, clinical trials and customer reviews. It is designed to encourage healthy lifestyles, and independent conclusions in regards to natural products and alternative health choices. This information has not been approved by the FDA and has not been verified by medical professionals. It is best to consult with your healthcare practitioner before attempting any form of natural cure, natural healing or natural remedy to any health issues.