Are almonds really that good for you....?!

Question: Are almonds really that good for you.....?
I was reading this ad in Newsweek, like almonds are good for your heart and cholesterol..... they are high in fiber and protein.... and that if you eat about one ounce or 23 almonds per day that would be really really good for you....

...BUT wouldn't they be high in calories too, like all nuts.?!.?

Are almonds really that good for you.?.?.?Health Question & Answer

Grabbed this from an article called 8 superfoods, from Bob Greene's website. I'm not an expert, but this seems spot on:

Walnuts, almonds and nut butters

Sure, nuts are fairly high in calories and fat, but research shows how satiating nuts can be primarily because they contain healthy forms of fat and some fiber and protein. Still, you have to eat them in moderation to keep your calories in check. Enjoy a handful of nuts as a snack, or thinly spread some nut butter (Smart Balance peanut butter, which contains omega-3 fats, has the Best Life seal) on a slice of whole-grain bread or crackers.Health Question & Answer

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Yes, they are high in calories, but calories are not bad for you! Don't make the mistake of thinking that these "calories" are something bad that you need to avoid -- this kind of thinking can lead to anorexia, unnecessary dietary changes, and other eating disorders.

If something is good for you, like almonds, then the calories in them are good for you too. It's the "empty calories" in junk food and fast food that you should be worried about. Just don't over-do it and remember the "too much of a good thing" rule (ie moderation) and you can pretty much eat all the almonds you want, and feel good that you are eating a very healthy snack.

Of course, you should watch out for the salted and seasoned almonds. Plain, roasted almonds are the best! And, honestly, I think they're the tastiest, too!Health Question & Answer

Yes, they are indeed good for you. But do not get the ones in a can that are loaded with salt and extra oil. A nice snack for me is 15 fresh roasted almonds with some raisins thrown in. Not all fat as in almonds is bad for you. In fact all of us need fat and healthy oils such as almonds and olive oil to stay healthy.Health Question & Answer

I studied nutrition in college.Health Question & Answer

Although they are high in calories, Almonds have numerous apparent health benefits, such as those that you have mentioned, so, in moderation, yes they are good for you.Health Question & Answer

High in calories, Yes. Full of Fiber and Protein, Yes.
Have a few everyday. I read that four almonds is like having one glass of milk.Health Question & Answer

Melting calories was much simpler for me when I started experimenting with acai berry. I understand they say that pills will not work, nevertheless they certainly worked for me, and they've been featured on the Rachael Ray Show too. There's a free trial on currently at , try it, how worse could it make things.?Health Question & Answer

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