Raw almonds are one of the healthiest snacks you can eat. Almonds have been propelled into the top 10 health foods due to the amount of nutrients, protein, fiber and essential fatty acids they contain.
Consuming just a handful of these delicious nuts a day can benefit the heart, help you lose weight, prevent gallstones, control blood pressure, help with Type 2 diabetes and more! Check out the home page for a complete run-down on the health benefits of almonds.
Not All Nuts Are Created Equal
Unfortunately there is controversy surrounding almonds that you should be aware of before you incorporate them into your daily diet.
Most of the almonds you see for sale in stores are labeled as ‘raw’. However, this is misleading because they may have gone through a pasteurization process which nullifies many of the almonds healthy nutrients.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have allowed almonds to be labeled as ‘raw’ even though they have been pasteurized. This seems ridiculous and is misleading millions of unsuspecting buyers.
So when you buy raw almonds, make sure they are also unpasteurized, otherwise you may well be missing out on many of those health benefits.