By shannonlynn Latest Reply 2009-02-22 06:29:39 -0600
Started 2009-01-28 19:41:40 -0600

Did you know that almonds have more iron than spinach.
Almonds have more fiber than any other nut.
Almonds have more potassium than bananas.
Almonds have 0 cholesterol.
Almonds have 13 essential nutrients.
Almonds are a perfect snack for a busy life.

21 replies

GabbyPA 2009-02-21 19:02:54 -0600 Report

I enjoy almonds and walnuts, raw for my between meal snacks. They keep me full and keep me going. I have been stuck on walnuts for a while, I just might have to pick up some almonds this week. I love the dry roasted one that have cinnamon on them. YUMMY

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-02-22 06:29:39 -0600 Report

I too eat nuts for my snacks. I mix them with cherrios in a snack baggie and carry them with me also. I have a port a snack in case of hunger while out.(LOL).

2009-01-29 21:13:52 -0600 Report

I knew that nuts were good for you, except, of course, for those who are allergic to nuts. They make a great snack.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-01-28 20:16:06 -0600 Report

Almonds are good for you. I just want to say as a former dialysis patient, almonds are full of potassium and phospherous, which is a big no-no. Just want to mention if you have kidney diease check with your MD first before consuming to much…Debe

2009-01-28 20:11:22 -0600 Report

Well, this is one food I got right! I love almonds, all nuts really. I'm glad to see I have been eating at least on thing that's healthy! Thanks, Angie

sparkysmom 2009-01-28 20:03:29 -0600 Report

I think I'll get some for snacking on

sparkysmom 2009-01-28 20:52:59 -0600 Report

I found this…
Almond, nut, raw
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 580 kcal 2420 kJ
Carbohydrates 20 g
- Sugars 5 g
- Dietary fibre 12 g
Fat 51 g
- saturated 4 g
- monounsaturated 32 g
- polyunsaturated 12 g
Protein 22 g
Thiamin (Vit. B1) 0.24 mg 18%
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.8 mg 53%
Niacin (Vit. B3) 4 mg 27%
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.3 mg 6%
Vitamin B6 0.13 mg 10%
Folate (Vit. B9) 29 μg 7%
Vitamin C 0.0 mg 0%
Calcium 248 mg 25%
Iron 4 mg 32%
Magnesium 275 mg 74%
Phosphorus 474 mg 68%
Potassium 728 mg 15%
Zinc 3 mg 30%
Percentages are relative to US
recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database

Edie 2009-01-28 21:35:16 -0600 Report

That is good to know. But did you know that even though it is a good source of Potassium it can still be bad for your health if you are allergic, had other medical problems and shouldn't eat them because of it. And there is also so many other foods out there rich in potassium. Just remember to keep your diet balanced out to advoid ending up with other Medical Problems from eatting to much of a good thing.
I am sorry if I am raining on anyones Parade but it is always better to be safe than sorry.

shannonlynn 2009-01-28 21:48:08 -0600 Report

Good points. I am a professional in poetry but not in health. I should have mentioned that almonds are not for everyone, but I love them and they are healthy for me. Thanks for all of the helpful information. I truly forgot about allergies.

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-28 19:57:00 -0600 Report

i even use almond flour when i want a fried pork chop! yum! yum!

2009-01-28 21:42:56 -0600 Report

I'm allergic to nuts as well as seafood and fish so I guess I'm not eating pork chops at your house.. LOL

Sounds good though

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-28 21:46:36 -0600 Report

oh it is good! i've even picked peacans up out oy yard and pounded them up into meal! i bet we could find something you could have and pound that up too! lol !

2009-01-29 20:50:50 -0600 Report

Me thinks you just like pounding things to powder… LOL I'm staying away from you!!!

Just teasing.