Almonds have reached “superfood” status. And for good reason. Not only do they rank a perfect zero on the glycemic index, but a one ounce serving provides 19% of the RDA for magnesium and 24% of the RDA for vitamin E.

With 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and only 1 gram of sugar per serving, almonds are a perfect food for weight loss and blood sugar control.

But that’s not all. Almonds are heart healthy too, thanks to monounsaturated fat and beta-sitosterol, both of which that help to lower LDL levels.

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Selecting and Storing Almonds

Buy almonds in sealed packages when possible. If you choose to buy them in bulk, smell the almonds to be sure that they're fresh and sweet--beware of any musty or rancid odor. Because almonds have a high fat content they are susceptible to spoilage. Store in a tightly covered jar or a zip-seal plastic bag.

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Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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