One teeny ounce of almonds contains 12 percent of your daily allowance of protein. And absolutely no cholesterol, of course.
You’ll also get 35 percent of your daily allowance of vitamin E, that valuable antioxidant with so many cancer-fighting qualities. And most of the fat in almonds is monounsaturated, also known as the “good” fat.
This little nut is also loaded with minerals like magnesium, phosphorus and zinc, as well as lots of healthy fiber.
calcium and folic acid – they’re in there too!
When you get right down to the details, it’s no wonder so may people go nuts for almonds!
- 20-25 almonds (approximately one ounce) contain as much calcium as 1/4 cup of milk, a valuable tool in preventing osteoporosis.
- Almonds are the best whole food source of vitamin E, in the form of alpha-tocopherol, which may help prevent cancer.
- If you’re pregnant, or thinking about it, almonds are a great source of the folic acid you need!
- Almonds contain more magnesium than oatmeal or even spinach. Are you listening, Popeye?
- Build strong bones and teeth with the phosphorus in almonds.