Almond Butters

Almond butter is a good source of the healthy monounsaturated fats our bodies need. These fats are associated with lowering the risk of heart disease. The low-glycemic index and protective antioxidants of almonds makes almond butter a wise choice for those at risk from diabetes because they don’t cause a sharp increase in blood sugar and insulin when consumed; and they even seem to help when you eat them along with foods that have a higher glycemic index. Consuming at least four servings of nuts – such as almond butter – a week reduces the risk of coronary heart disease by more than 35%. Almonds are power-packed! They are full of healthy flavonoids and Vitamin E.

Almonds are a terrific source of the minerals manganese and copper as well as Vitamin B2, or riboflavin, all of which are necessary for energy production.