Almonds are not nuts, but they are still your friend!

22 Oct

Did you know that an almond is not technically a nut? According to our friend Wikipedia, the almond is a seed of the fruit of the almond tree. In Botanist terms, it is called a “drupe,” a fruit that has an outer fleshly pat surrounding a shell that contains a seed. In a Dieter’s terms it is called a friend.

Researchers found that people eating a diet rich in almonds lost more weight than those on a high-carb diet with the same number of calories. The finding goes against the traditional belief that a calorie is a calorie is a calorie.

So eat up and enjoy!

 

Source: Wikipedia, Turtlewoman, Web Md News

contributed by Aja McClanahan mcclanahanaja@gmail.com

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