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Almonds: Are They Really That Good For Us?

Updated on January 30, 2018
Almonds go in or with almost everything!
Almonds go in or with almost everything! | Source

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.

Eat Almonds!

Almonds are good with so many recipes.
Almonds are good with so many recipes. | Source
Almond cookies are a fun way to add this nut to your diet.
Almond cookies are a fun way to add this nut to your diet. | Source

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.

If you have not yet tried the new almond products in recipes you just might like to make it a point to do so soon. Almonds are good for you!

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?

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  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    3 years ago from the short journey

    PegCole17:

    So appreciate that you stopped in to check out this almond info and add your comment. I'm thankful that they are so good for us because I cannot have cow milk. I understand that they are indeed good for reducing acid so that would be reason enough to keep them handy!

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    Peg Cole 

    3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

    I've been reading a lot about almonds lately and they sound like a super food. Someone mentioned that they are good with helping reduce acid reflux. I bought some just in case. Thanks for the run down here on their benefits.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    4 years ago from the short journey

    moonlake:

    Well, having almonds in them at least made them healthier! :)

    Thanks for stopping in with your comment. When are you inviting us over for candy? ;)

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    moonlake 

    4 years ago from America

    I just made candy today with almonds in them but I can't say having almonds in them have made them healthy just good. I love almonds. Interesting hub Voted up.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    5 years ago from the short journey

    Peggy W:

    Thanks so much for your patience in reading through this hub that was rife with errors! Sometimes I see errors and wonder if my thinking was divided, or if previous changes didn't stick, or any number of other excuses for not proofing as I should… Your comment made me check it over and it's in better shape now, so double thanks for your visit and comment.

    Almonds are such a versatile food and like you, I keep them available. The protein they offer make them worth it, but I continue to learn more about their benefits as info becomes available. I recently learned that this nut has the ability to help remove cholesterol from body tissue!

    Again, thanks very much!

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    Peggy Woods 

    5 years ago from Houston, Texas

    I really like almond milk and we also keep roasted almonds as well as sliced almonds in our house...the latter of which is in the freezer for baking purposes or for top dressing fruit and yogurt for breakfasts. It is a good and healthy food source. Up and useful.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    6 years ago from the short journey

    El Ray:

    Thanks for coming by with your input on almonds--they really are good for us!

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    El Ray 

    6 years ago

    Rtalloni I think this is an excellent hub and enjoyed reading it.

    I'm a fan of eating almonds. They're an excellent source of healthy fats, loaded with vitamins & minerals and are very filling (which makes them great for weight loss provided you limit your intake to about 20 - 23 a day). My wife enjoys drinking almond milk, but I can't quite get my taste buds used to the taste:).

    Voted up + useful!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Thanks Om Paramapoonya. Hope you enjoy your new foods. :)

    Appreciate your visit and comments very much!

  • Om Paramapoonya profile image

    Om Paramapoonya 

    7 years ago

    Well done! I like drinking almond milk and eating almonds as a snack, but haven't tried almond butter and flour. Now you got me interested. I think I'll give them a try sometime. :)

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Hi anginwu, They are a really good snack food for their taste and their nutrition. Thanks for that tip on using ground almonds as a thickening. So appreciate your visit and comments!

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    anglnwu 

    7 years ago

    I love nuts in general and snack on them daily. Almonds make good substitutes for thickening curries as well--have to ground them first. Thanks for sharing.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Chatkath:

    Thanks so much for your input. Salads to desserts is right! Appreciate your visit.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    graceomalley:

    Hey--Thanks for that tip on using almond to replace some of the flour! That's a great idea!

    Very much appreciate your coming by with your comment.

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    graceomalley 

    7 years ago

    I add finely chopped almonds to coffee cake recipes in place of 1/2 or 1/4 cup of the flour. Gives the coffee cake a nice dense texture, and makes it protein rich.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Hi tebo, So glad this was helpful to you. Thanks much for stopping in with your input on how to use almonds!

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    tebo 

    7 years ago

    Funnily enough I have been thinking about using ground almonds in my cereal to up my protein and calcium intake. Thanks for reinforcing this idea with your ideas.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    They really are yum aren't they?! :)

  • Chatkath profile image

    Kathy 

    7 years ago from California

    I love almonds and they are good for so many dishes, from salads to deserts! Once again R. - a very informative and useful hub, rated up and useful!

  • Susan52 profile image

    Susan Deppner 

    7 years ago

    We've been eating roasted almonds lightly salted with sea salt. Yum!

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Thanks very kindly for the congratulations. I'm just about to post a hub on that topic. :)

    Glad that this one helped you learn more about almond products. Appreciate very much that you came by and commented.

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    gis_r07 

    7 years ago from Boston, MA

    I must start off by saying congratulations on your 100th hub.

    I did not know there were so may almond-based products out there. Very informative hub. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    Oh dear? Are you allergic to all nuts? (Not me, mind you.)

    Seriously, there is a link above that offers recipes for other nut milks. Rice milk is pretty good though. Have you tried the oat milk?

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    7 years ago

    This is a good hub on almonds and all their benefits. Unfortunately I am allergic to them. I hate that as they are found in so many good cereals and other products. I don't drink cow's milk either but use rice milk instead. Rated up.

  • RTalloni profile imageAUTHOR

    RTalloni 

    7 years ago from the short journey

    They really are, aren't they. There are some good warnings out there about using quality almond products, as well as good information on making our own almond products.

    Thanks much for stopping by and letting us know that you are using the almond milk!

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    Ashlea B 

    7 years ago

    Almonds are delicious. And my husband drinks almond milk instead of cow's milk now as he is adopting a more/somewhat vegan diet.

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