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Blue Diamond Kosher Almonds Lightly Salted - LowSodium -- 12 oz


Blue Diamond Kosher Almonds Lightly Salted - LowSodium
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Blue Diamond Kosher Almonds Lightly Salted - LowSodium -- 12 oz

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Blue Diamond Kosher Almonds Lightly Salted - LowSodium Description

  • Heart Healthy
  • Made with Sea Salt
  • 2g Net Carbs
  • Low Sodium
  • Resealable Bag

Being good to your body doesn't mean you have to sacrifice flavor. A healthy handful of 28 Lightly Salted premium almonds contains just 40mg of sodium – the right amount to bring out the almond taste without breaking your resolve to cut down on salt.

  • A healthy handful of 28 Lightly Salted premium almonds contains just 40mg of sodium – the right amount to bring out the almond taste without breaking your resolve to cut down on salt
  • Perfect for snacking, they're also ideal for your favorite recipes
  • 3g fiber, 0g trans fat

Free Of
Peanuts

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 oz
Servings per Container: 12
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories170
Total Fat16 g20%
   Saturated Fat1 g6%
   Trans Fat0 g
   Polyunsaturated Fat4 g
   Monounsaturated Fat10 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium40 mg2%
Total Carbohydrate5 g2%
   Dietary Fiber3 g10%
   Sugars1 g
     Includes Added Sugars0 g0%
Protein6 g
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium80 mg6%
Iron1 mg6%
Potassium190 mg4%
Vitamin E7.4 mg50%
Magnesium75 mg20%
Other Ingredients: Almonds, vegetable oil (almond, canola, safflower and/or sunflower), sea salt.

May contain other tree nuts.

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 Are carbs bad for you?

The widespread apprehension regarding carbohydrates originates from diet culture. Consider the notorious Atkins Diet, a low-carbohydrate diet developed in the 1960s by Dr. Robert Atkins, which assured consumers that weight loss was possible even with high intake of protein and fats, as long as one steered clear of high-carb foods. Since the Atkins Diet made its debut, other low-carb diets have emerged, each contributing to the negative rhetoric surrounding carbohydrates, misleading many to mistakenly associate them with weight gain and prompting some to cut out this entire food group entirely. Adopting a low-carb diet might result in short-term weight loss; however, it can also give rise to a variety of issues that often go overlooked. Engaging in any form of dieting can pave the way to disordered eating habits or potentially develop into an eating disorder. These conditions can profoundly impact your mental and emotional well-being, as well as influence your self-perception and body image. Another issue with low-carb diets lies in the ability to adhere to this way of eating long term. While temporarily reducing or eliminating carbs might be feasible, maintaining such restrictions over time is both challenging and unrealistic. Consequently, any weight shed during the diet is likely to be regained once carbohydrates are reintroduced—a phenomenon known as weight cycling or “yo-yo” dieting. This fluctuation can result in additional weight gain and is associated with a heightened risk of various diseases. Rather than avoiding carbohydrates, it is important to educate yourself on why they are important and how to incorporate them into your diet in a healthy and balanced way.

Why are carbohydrates important?

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What are the differences between simple and complex carbohydrates?

 

Simple carbs

Simple carbohydrates consist of short-chain molecules, allowing for rapid digestion within the body. They cause a swift increase in blood sugar levels, delivering an immediate, yet short burst of energy. Food sources of simple carbohydrates include:
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Complex carbs

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Focus on quality

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Pair them with protein and fat

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Minimize processed foods

Less-healthful carbohydrates predominantly reside in packaged convenience foods, fast foods, and other highly processed foods. These are typically refined or simple carbohydrate sources, which do not contribute significantly to your health. Instead, prioritize minimally processed, whole foods for a more nutritious diet.

How many carbs should I eat in a day?

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