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Although the almond was ignored for a long time because of its high calorific and fat content, it’s now becoming popular again, thanks to recent studies, which suggest that regular intake of shelled nuts such as almonds can lower bad cholesterol (LDL) without leading to any weight gain.
Why is this so? Because almonds are rich in good monounsaturated fats and are said to be very filling. We should ideally consume 5 portions a week, each portion corresponding to a ¼ cup or roughly 30 almonds. So add them to salads, like in the recipe that I am proposing to you this week.
A few of our recipes that feature almonds:
Originally published in Journal de Montréal on December 15, 2007.