My Healthy Snack of the Week – almonds

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I don’t know about you, but I’m desperately craving some sunshine and warmth.  As I don’t think I will be getting these anytime soon, I thought I would cheer myself up with some Californian Almonds instead.

These little power houses provide:-

  • Thiamine which helps support heart function
  • Linoleic acid to help maintain healthy blood cholesterol levels.
  • Unsaturated ‘good’ fats which also help blood cholesterol levels
  • Riboflavin and zinc which help maintain healthy skin – get the glow!
  • Magnesium, thiamine, niacin and folate which all help maintain the nervous system and brain function, and
  • Iron which reduces tiredness and fatigue

About 23 almonds = 160 calories.  As almonds do contain fats, they are quite calorie dense so don’t have too many if you are watching your weight.

I really enjoy a handful of almonds with a cup of green tea when I hit the mid afternoon slump at 3pm.  Give them a try and let me know what you think of them.

 

Source: http://www.almonds.co.uk

 

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