(NewsUSA) – Next time you think about snacking on the go, grab a handful of almonds – they’re nutritious, satisfying and portable.

Researchers at Tufts University recently discovered that a 1-ounce serving of almonds contains the same level of flavonoid antioxidants as a serving of cooked broccoli or a serving of brewed green or black tea.


Research also shows that eating more magnesium-rich foods, such as almonds, may help protect against diabetes, and snacking on almonds can help stabilize blood sugar levels.

Since high blood sugar levels often lead to a feeling of hunger that prompts people to eat more than they should, snacking on almonds could have implications for weight management, too.

Still more research shows that eating an ounce or two of almonds every day can help lower low-density lipoprotein, or “bad,” cholesterol levels.

A 1-ounce handful of almonds, about 23 nuts, provides heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, vitamin E, protein, fiber, potassium, calcium, phosphorous and iron – all in 160 calories.

So whether you’re in the office, the car, the gym or the shopping mall, take this handy snack with you to stave off hunger when you’re on the go. A handful of almonds is an easy way to boost your energy and nutritional intake – making a difference in your short-term and long-term health.

Several everyday containers make perfect carrying cases for your daily handful of almonds. Try a clean, used mint tin; a snack-sized plastic food storage bag; an empty pill or vitamin bottle; an empty baby food jar; an empty spice jar; or an empty, clean coin purse.

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