This study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition complements the nine clinical studies on almonds already in existence, demonstrating how almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat, can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Do your research for the New Year, and find out how almonds can be a part of your eating plan for heart health. Visit www.AlmondsAreIn.com/9studies.
One ounce of almonds, about a handful, offers: Fiber (3g); Calcium (75mg); Protein (6g); Iron (1.0mg); Potassium (200 mg); Saturated Fat (1g); Unsaturated Fat (13g).
Summary of Published Study:
Journal: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, October 2008
Study Title: "Manipulation of lipid bioaccessibility of almond seeds influences postprandial lipemia in healthy human subjects."
Authors:Sarah EE Berry, Elizabeth A Tydeman, Hannah B Lewis, Ravneet Phalora, Jennifer Rosborough, David R Picout,and Peter R Ellis
Objective: Investigated the effects of lipid release (bioaccessibility) on postprandial lipemia by comparing lipid encapsulated by cell walls with lipid present as free oil.
Subjects: Twenty healthy men. The mean age of the subjects was 25.8 +/- 4.3 years
Study description: A randomized crossover trial (n 20 men) compared the effects of 3 meals containing 54 g fat provided as whole almond seed macroparticles (WA), almond oil and defatted almond flour (AO), or a sunflower oil b
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