Contributed by: NAPSA
Almonds May Help Manage Blood Sugar (NAPSA) - Those who get cravings for starchy comfort foods-such as bread and mashed potatoes-may want to grab a handful of almonds instead.
Research published in The Journal of Nutrition shows that eating almonds may play a role in avoiding blood sugar spikes after eating a carbohydrate-rich meal of foods that raise blood sugar levels. The same study shows that eating almonds may help prevent oxidative stress.
A 1-ounce handful of almonds is an excellent source of vitamin E and magnesium, a good source of fiber, and offers protein, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and monounsaturated fat.
Here's a seasoned almond recipe to try-and it goes well with a bowl of pasta.
Preheat oven to 225 F.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Combine the egg whites and basil in a blender; process on low speed until mixture is pureed. Toss egg white mixture with the almonds. Drain in a colander.
Stir together cheese, salt and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Add drained almonds and toss to coat. Place almonds in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings
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