• Preeti Bansal Kshirsagar

02/16/2022 9:00am ET We will be on WKYT-TV celebrating National Almond Day

On Tuesday February 16th 9:00 AM ET we will be on WKYT-TV discussing the health benefits of almonds. We will also talk about interesting ways of incorporating almonds and almond products into our regular recipes.


MEDIA INFORMATION:

WKYT-TV (https://www.wkyt.com/– 150,000 viewership – Lexington, KY) is the CBS news affiliate in Lexington, KY.


Come and join us in celebrating this healthful food, which has abundance of vitamins and minerals, and is an easy way to add Omega 3s to our diet!!





Almonds boast an impressive nutrient profile. A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving of almonds contains (1):

  • Fiber: 3.5 grams

  • Protein: 6 grams

  • Fat: 14 grams (9 of which are monounsaturated)

  • Vitamin E: 37% of the RDI

  • Manganese: 32% of the RDI

  • Magnesium: 20% of the RDI

  • They also contain a decent amount of copper, vitamin B2 and phosphorus.

This is all from a small handful, which supplies only 161 calories and 2.5 grams of digestible carbohydrates.


Almonds are among the world’s best sources of vitamin E. Getting plenty of vitamin E from foods is linked to numerous health benefits.


Almonds are extremely high in magnesium, a mineral that many people don’t get enough of. High magnesium intake may offer major improvements for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.


Eating one or two handfuls of almonds per day can lead to mild reductions in “bad” LDL cholesterol, potentially reducing the risk of heart disease.


Eating one or two handfuls of almonds per day can lead to mild reductions in “bad” LDL cholesterol, potentially reducing the risk of heart disease.


Though almonds are high in calories, eating them doesn’t seem to promote weight gain. Some studies even suggest the opposite, showing that almonds can enhance weight loss.



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