Your local grocery store is packed with thousands of options, some of them good for you, others…not so much, despite what their labels might claim. To cut through the noise and help you get your shopping done faster, here’s a list of the 20 best foods you can buy – foods that are proven to help fight fat, build muscle, and prevent disease. Build your diet around these options, and you’ll take a big step towards living a healthier life.
¼ cup of almonds nutrition provides about:
- 207 calories
- 5 grams of protein
- 5 grams fiber
- 7 grams of carbohydrates
- 5 grams of sugar
- 16 milligrams vitamin E (61 percent DV)
- 0.4 milligrams riboflavin (44 percent DV)
- 0.8 milligrams manganese (44 percent DV)
- 97 milligrams magnesium (36 percent DV)
- 172 milligrams phosphorus (29 percent DV)
- 96 milligrams calcium (9.5 percent DV)
- 33 milligrams iron (4 percent DV)
Whether you’re tossing them into a salad or eating them by the handful — these nuts are an excellent source of monounsaturated fat. They’re also considered an excellent source of protein, vitamins (such as thiamin, riboflavin, and E) and minerals (think: copper, iron, and zinc). And the benefits don’t stop there. According to study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, almond consumption lowers cholesterol.