Almonds: Are They Really That Good For Us?
How well do You know Almonds?
Questions we need to ask about the almond nut:
• Are almonds really a healthy food?
• Should almonds really be a part of our daily diet?
• Are almonds truly a good diet food?
• Do almonds really have a lot of nutrition we need?
• Are there really any health benefits gained by eating almonds?
• Is it important to incorporate almonds into our diets?
• How can I include almonds in my meal planning?
• Is it really difficult to include almonds in our diets?
Almonds really are Exceptionally Good for Us!
There are huge health benefits waiting for us in almonds. They could be eaten daily. It’s not difficult at all to integrate almonds into our diets--it is easy, and almonds absolutely are a good diet food.
How can I answer those questions so confidently? Why, I have it on good authority!
If you want to read more about why these remarkable nuts are good for you, check out the capsule titled "Why It Is Important To Eat Almonds" located near the bottom of this hub, however, if you are now interested in how to start benefiting from the amazing food called almond continue reading straight through to the links on making homemade almond products below.
Today, the Answer to how to Integrate Almonds into Your Daily Life is that it is Easier than Ever!
While it’s true that nuts have always been the original grab and go food, not everyone had an almond tree in their backyard. Even if we did, there was the packaging to deal with. It isn’t always convenient to open up their shells.
Then, all that chomping is fine if you are having a leisurely afternoon sitting on the dock of the bay watching the time roll away, but that’s not the way life is for most of us. We are pretty much too busy for cracking almonds open throughout an afternoon.
Almond milk is a product I did not think I would like but which turned out to be something I loved from the first taste.
I began learning about the health benefits that almonds offer us when I had to find a milk substitute that suited my taste and needs. Now I know what I was missing before I was introduced to the wide variety of almond products that are available.
I use it in coffee and on cereal, as well as in baking. Sure, sometimes a little real milk (goat milk for me because of an allergy to cow milk) is needed for cooking, but for the most part I don’t have to think twice about using my almond milk.
Almond butter is just plain yum.
I liked peanut butter okay--certainly in P & J sandwiches or peanut butter cookies, but nothing with peanut butter in it would be my first choice (unless it was the only thing offered with chocolate, but that’s another story).
Almond butter is a completely different story. I am afraid I could eat way too much of it if I let myself, and I could do that everyday. It would not be a good thing! Almond butter cookies speak for themselves!
Almond flour is another product made from this diverse nut.
It’s been used for ages, perhaps since time began. Almond flour is a good replacement for those needing a gluten free diet, and it is considered not just a healthy food but a weight loss food in many circles. Evidently the benefits outweigh the calories, particularly from the almond skin.
So, just below "Why It Is Important To Eat Almonds" you can find another links capsule titled "How To Make Your Own Almond Products" if you are interested in making these foods for your own use. However, most of us are used to the convenience of buying products like this from manufacturers and today we can easily find packages that advertise them in natural and organic forms.
Almond milk may be a new product for you, but do not underestimate its usefulness or its taste. Let almond milk surprise you with its versatility!
Do you use any of the new almond products?
Make Your Own Almond Flour:
Make Almond Sprouts at Home:
Beautiful Almond Trees in an Amazing Place:
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