Almonds On Liquid Amino Diet
The almond is the only nut (although it is actually a drupe) that is recommended while on the Liquid Amino Diet. Almonds are considered a healthy fat, or monounsaturated fat, which has been shown to help lower cholesterol. They are low on the Glycemic Index, which means they do not cause a large increase in blood glucose levels and have even been shown to decrease rises in blood sugar after meals.
The almond contains many health benefits, including: getting relief from constipation, respiratory disorder, cough, heart disorders, anemia, impotency, diabetes, and maybe even cancer. It also helps in hair, skin and dental care.
- Essential fatty acids: Omega-3 and Omega-6.
- Vitamin E: an antioxidant. Which means it helps neutralize free radicals. The Almond Board of California says that most Americans do not get nearly enough vitamin E in their diet, and touts that “just one ounce of almonds (about 23) contains 35% of the Daily Value for vitamin E.”
- Fiber and protein that can help keep you full and makes them a great snack.
- They are low on the Glycemic Index, which means they do not cause a large increase in blood glucose levels and have even been shown to decrease rises in blood sugar after meals.
- Phytochemicals: help protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer. Leading nutrition scientists presented their research findings in a symposium entitled “Nuts in a Healthful Diet”, as a part of the 1998 Experimental Biology annual meeting. Dr. Gary Beecher, of the USDA-ARS, has analyzed the phytochemical content of almonds and states, “I have never seen this diversity of phytochemicals in a single food source.”
- Calcium: one ounce contains as much as ¼ cup of milk.
- Folic acid
- Phosphorous which helps build strong bones and teeth.
While on the Liquid Amino Diet, you can have 25 almonds in one day. It counts as both a healthy fat and a protein serving but it is packed with nutrients that are beneficial while on the program. (Eat it as a protein in one of your 5 meals and make sure you don’t have eggs, olive oil, or any other healthy fat during that day).
Almonds make a great addition to the Liquid Amino Diet approved foods list but be careful – we only recommend eating it in the raw form without any added flavors. While the wasabi or salted almonds can seem tempting, the only ones on the approved foods list are raw, unsalted almonds.
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