Spa cuisine and healthy diet > Take Almonds to Heart this February
Celebrate Heart Month with the ingredient that loves hearts back
This February, embrace Heart Month by choosing heart-healthy foods like almonds. Special enough for a Valentine’s dinner yet practical enough for an on-the-go snack, almonds are one food that can literally be taken to heart.
Almonds make meals and snacks work harder by adding nutrients and a satisfying crunch all while helping to maintain a healthy heart. Eating a handful of almonds a day can help maintain a healthy cholesterol level. It’s a great way to celebrate Heart Month.” One ounce (28 g), or 23 almonds, delivers monounsaturated fats, fibre (3g), vitamin E (7.5mg), and protein (6g), all nutrients that contribute to a healthy heart.
In addition to their nutrient profile, almonds are versatile and great-tasting. They work in sweet and savoury dishes, adding flavour and crunch.
Here are some tasty recipes to spice up your meal.
A diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.”
Good news about fat. U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend that the majority of your fat intake be unsaturated. One serving of almonds (28g) has 13g of unsaturated fat and only 1g of saturated fat.
With the collaboration of the California Almond Board
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