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This is a wonderful snack to have around at all times, both for its protein content and nutrient density. Almonds are at the top of the nut chain when it comes to nutrient density, which means they will keep you full longer. With one ounce (approximately 24 nuts) containing 6.03 grams* of protein they are a wonderful addition to any snack or meal.


Almond Nutrients and What They Do:

Phenylalanine: Aids in the development of cognitive function.

Nutrient Rich: Keeps you full longer which can aid in weight loss.

Vitamin E/Magnesium: Important for heart and muscle health.


Almonds are also a good source of calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, copper, niacin, managese, riboflavin, folic acid and more.



*All protein content by gram is pulled from USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 18, unless otherwise noted.




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6:19AM PST on Nov 6, 2013

Thank you for this information. We are vegetarians and my husband constantly tells me that we are not getting enough protein. I will ask him to read this.

5:14AM PDT on Oct 28, 2013

Quinoa is not a grain. It is a seed and there's a big difference.

USDA requirements are a marketing plan not nutritional science.

6:32AM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

Never tried quinoa but perhaps I will now - thanks

3:19PM PDT on Oct 12, 2013

Nice article. I eat all of these except broccoli.

8:59AM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

Good article.

2:12PM PDT on Oct 2, 2013

Knew about the nuts and spinach, but very surprised about the oats, broccoli, and cauliflower!

7:24AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013


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3:00PM PDT on Sep 14, 2013

Good post,thanks for sharing

10:07AM PDT on Aug 30, 2013

Thanks for the info.

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