ALMOND - SALT USA
Nuts make up a key part of a healthy and varied diet. Their relatively long shelf life, portability and rich nutrient profile make nuts an ideal snack idea to help you maintain a healthy diet on the go. Roasted salted almonds benefit your health by boosting your intake of a few key nutrients. Protein The United States Department of Agriculture classifies roasted almonds as part of the protein food group. Your body uses the protein in roasted salted almonds to maintain your tissues, preventing the tissue breakdown that can occur when you don't get enough protein. Since protein breaks down relatively slowly in your digestive tract, protein-rich snacks like salted roasted almonds can help keep you full throughout the day. A 1-ounce serving of the nuts provides two ounce-equivalents of protein, according to the USDA -- 40 percent of the recommended daily intake for women, or 33 percent for men. Fiber One of the reasons roasted salted almonds make good snacks is their fiber content. Eating foods rich in fiber helps keep you full -- the fiber fills your stomach, but doesn't boost the calorie content of your meal. Fiber also helps soften your stools to fight constipation, and helps to regulate your blood sugar after a meal. A healthy 2,000-calorie diet should include 28 grams of fiber, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. An ounce of either dry- or oil-roasted salted almonds provides you with approximately 3 grams of fiber.