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AA 14 Cup Of Almonds Protein

AA 14 Cup Of Almonds Protein

Calories in a Quarter Cup of Raw Almonds

On average, it takes 124 calories to digest one raw, unshelled almond. An average-sized woman would burn about 34 calories in about three hours to digest the buttery snack.

Almonds

Almonds are a great between-meal snack that both fills you up and provides a nutritional punch. One handful of nutrient-dense almonds gives you not only 6 grams of protein, 3.5 grams of fiber, and 75 mg of calcium, but also 13 grams of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. These are the heart-healthy fats that may help lower total cholesterol and LDL (monounsaturated fats help raise HDL levels too), which can decrease the risk of heart disease.

A serving of almonds has 162 calories, 14 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat, and 6 grams of protein, and when snacking on almonds, portion control is key. One serving of almonds is 23 almonds, which equals 1 ounce, ¼ cup or about 1 handful. One portion should fit into a small spice bottle or baby food jar or – if you're snacking at the office – should cover the surface of one 3"x3" sticky note. Use the photo above to help you remember, or put old baby food jars or spice bottles to new use as almond snack-containers. (Source: www.foodnetwork.com)

Serving

In a 14-almond serving, you’ll get approximately 9 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein. If you’re sticking to a one-ounce serving, which contains about 23 almonds or a quarter cup, you’ll get about 165 calories, 14 grams of fat, 6 grams of carbs, 3.5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.

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Vitamin

Almonds’ way-above-average vitamin E content makes them an antioxidant powerhouse. Just one ounce of almonds contains 50% of the Daily Value for vitamin E. Specifically, the natural form of vitamin E in almonds is known as d-alpha-tocopherol, which is more potent than the synthetic forms of vitamin E that you’ll find in dietary supplements. In the body, vitamin E helps protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, caused by pollution, UV rays from the sun, cigarette smoke and other environmental and intrinsic factors.

Additionally, in a study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, experts found that in test tube studies, almonds contain flavonoids and phenolics similar to ones found in certain fruits and vegetables. Findings revealed that a one-ounce serving of almonds contains a comparable amount of total polyphenols as one cup of green tea and one cup of steamed broccoli. (Source: www.almonds.com)

 

 

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