What is it about almonds?

Jeanette Terry
By Jeanette TerryPA Latest Reply 2015-04-16 15:29:08 -0500
Started 2015-04-06 20:31:18 -0500

I have heard several discussions on here about almonds and how they are beneficial. I have found lately that after a meal when I am just feeling really gross when my blood sugar is spiking if I eat a handful of raw almonds that gross feeling goes away. I am not exactly sure what it does with blood sugars so I was just wondering what the experience is for all of you here that have experimented with using almonds as an additional help in controlling blood sugar?

9 replies

YankeeLady 2015-04-16 15:29:08 -0500 Report

yes yes and yes my dear — they are good for us folks— everything I have read below ? I agree with — you have great info - I have not ck'd my BG either after I eat almonds but I know they are a great snack and protein etc !! go for it

GrammieMags 2015-04-07 10:51:00 -0500 Report

After reading that peanuts help to form inflammation and almonds help to discourage it, I've switched to almond butter. I haven't checked the BG yet, but I'm pretty sure I feel better with almonds than peanuts.

Type1Lou 2015-04-07 08:20:18 -0500 Report

One of my go-to snacks when I get the munchies (usually around 8pm) are the Emerald brand cocoa-roasted or cinnamon roasted almonds. 1/4 cup has 7 grams of crunchy, sweet and satisfying carbs.

GabbyPA 2015-04-07 05:31:10 -0500 Report

I have never experienced what you are talking about, but I love almonds and I consume them nearly every day in some form. I make my own almond milk, which in return gives me almond flour I am always trying to fins uses for. Of course there is nothing like a hand full of almonds for a snack.

I have not specifically test my glucose after eating them. However, since I started drinking almond milk every morning, my HDL has gone up. That is great, because I have tried for a long time to raise that, and this seems to do it for me.

eatfish97 2015-04-06 20:46:38 -0500 Report

And they Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease I eat a handful every day, I like them in my yogurt to thanks.

Michael_1960 2015-04-06 20:46:33 -0500 Report

I know almonds, and almost all other nuts are good for you, but me having no teeth can't eat them. I do eat peanut butter, and cashew nut butter, and like to try the almond nut butter as well, but they are expensive. The only reason I ended up with the cashew nut butter, is because one of the grocery stores I go to was having a close out sale on it so I went back for 3 weeks in a row, and bought it up until all 3 cans that were left are now in my cabinet. So keep eating those nuts they are protein as well.

sweetslover 2015-04-06 20:41:36 -0500 Report

I eat almonds as a snack when I am really hungry. I believe their protein content helps keep me from spiking.