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How Many Calories Are in a Serving of Almonds?

A study published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that when measuring digestibility, whole almonds provide about 20% fewer calories than originally thought. The findings show a one-ounce serving of almonds (about 23) has 129 calories versus the 160 calories listed on the Nutrition Facts Panel. Further research is needed to better understand the results of the study and how this technique for calculating calories could potentially affect the calorie count of other foods.

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Celebrating Almonds

Remember, not only is Feb. 16 National Almond Day, but February is American Heart Health Month, the perfect opportunity to talk with your patients and clients about heart-healthy snacking. Almonds are naturally cholesterol-free and low in saturated fat, making them the perfect go-to snack for the heart-conscious client. What’s more, the American Heart Association has certified select almonds to display the signature Heart-Check mark, making it even easier to identify whole natural almonds as a heart-healthy choice.

Learn more about the heart-healthy benefits of California Almonds.
Consumers all over the world enjoy California Almonds as a natural, wholesome and quality food product, making almonds California's leading agricultural export in terms of value. Almond Board of California promotes almonds through its research-based approach to all aspects of marketing, farming and production on behalf of the more than 6,000 California Almond growers and processors, many of whom are multigenerational family operations.

Established in 1950 and based in Modesto, Calif., Almond Board of California is a nonprofit organization that administers a grower-enacted Federal Marketing Order under the supervision of the U.S. Agriculture Department. For more information on Almond Board of California or almonds, visit
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Good news about almonds and heart health: Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of almonds (28g) has 13g of unsaturated fat and only 1g of saturated fat.
  • Few Americans have ideal heart health, data show
    Only 3% of Americans have ideal cardiovascular health, while 10% have poor heart health, according to research reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The conclusions are based on a survey of 350,000 Americans who reported on metrics including blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI and diabetes. The percentage of heart-healthy respondents was lowest in Oklahoma, West Virginia and Mississippi and highest in Washington, D.C., Vermont and Virginia. Healio/Cardiology Today (12/19), (12/19)
  • Lifestyle habits put cardiovascular disease progress at risk
    Increasing rates of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes may reverse gains made in reducing cardiovascular disease in the U.S., according to an American Heart Association report in Circulation. The report said 68% of adults are overweight or obese, one-third do not engage in leisure-time physical activity and only 53% of people with hypertension have it under control. MedPage Today (free registration) (12/12)
  • Americans fall short of USDA's nutritional recommendations
    Children and elderly people appeared to have healthier diets compared with younger and middle-aged adults, while Hispanics were more likely than blacks and whites to eat healthy food items, according to a study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. However, none of the groups was close to a perfect score of 100 for the USDA's recommended food intake, researchers said. Reuters (11/29)
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