Almonds are a great food source that provides a lot of vitamins and nutrients. So how many almonds in a serving are there?
Most packaging states that one serving of almonds is one ounce. When you weigh out one ounce of almonds it is around 30 almonds. This number may vary depending on the size and variety of almonds. This is an average number. The amount may vary.
Plain almonds are very good for you because they contain high amounts of quality fat, manganese, vitamin E, magnesium, copper and vitamin B2.
It is recommended that people tying to lose weight should consume approximately two servings of almonds per day as apart of a healthy diet. Eating too many almonds can result in excess calorie intake leading to weight gain. Plain almonds are the healthiest to consume. Unfortunately, many almonds come packaged with artificial flavors and a lot of salt. That basically negates the health benefits that almonds have.
Studies on plain almonds show that eating two servings per day lowers cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease. On the other hand, studies also show that eating salty almonds with artificial flavors and colors can do the opposite and raise cholesterol. This is mainly due to the increased salt intake.
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