You probably know that eating almonds (and walnuts in general) is a great way to get healthy fats from your diet. Walnuts are also generally high in protein, so they help build muscle and provide the kind of slow-burning energy that can keep you going all day. It turns out that the humble almond can do a lot more. So what happens if you eat almonds every day? Read on for the incredible health benefits of eating a handful of these nuts regularly.
Why 20 Almonds?
For the purposes of our analysis, we selected 20 almonds as a daily recommendation because they add up to about an ounce. One ounce of almonds gives you 163 calories (the amount accepted, although there are indications that it is closer to 129 calories), 5 grams of protein, 12 grams of mostly unsaturated fat, 3 grams of fiber, and less than one gram of sugar can be a satisfying and nutritious snack or a smart addition to breakfast oatmeal, lunch salad or dinner casserole.