Who would have guessed that a tiny little thing like an almond can be such a no-nonsense nutritional powerhouse? No food is perfect, but his little bad boy ranks high in the realm of super foods.
High in healthy fats
High in protein
High in Vitamin E
Packed with fibre, calcium and iron
Low in sodium
No saturated fats
We heart almonds and so does your heart.
Here in South Africa, we love rich, fatty foods – Think braais, stews, vetkoek and beer! Because of this, our natural cholesterol rate is skyrocketing by the day, which is reason enough to tone down on the heart-haters. Almond Breeze has no cholesterol or saturated fats, which means a happy heart with every sip.
Why These Things Matter
Research is showing that adding almonds to your daily diet can help people with certain conditions enjoy healthier lives. Almonds and Almond Breeze also provide welcome alternatives to people who need to stay away from foods and food ingredients because of certain health conditions.
Lactose Intolerance – Whether mild or severe, the symptoms of lactose intolerance are no fun. We developed Almond Breeze to provide our lactose-intolerant customers with a creamy, tasty, calcium-enriched alternative to dairy milk and were delighted to discover others started drinking it because they love the taste!
Type 2 Diabetes – Almonds and unsweetened Almond Breeze fall low on the glycemic index, a scale used to measure the amount that carbohydrate-containing foods raise blood glucose levels within two hours. With less than three carbohydrate grams per serving, Almond Breeze Unsweetened shaves off nine to 10 grams per serving when used in place of nonfat milk.
Heart Disease – In 2003, the FDA approved a qualified health claim that states “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.” A great deal of research has been done that shows almonds can help maintain and possibly lower cholesterol levels, an important factor in reducing heart-disease risk.
Weight Maintenance – Unsweetened Almond Breeze is a natural choice for the weight conscious. The combination of protein, fiber and monounsaturated fat found in almonds also has been shown to help people feel full, which tends to lower food consumption throughout the day.
Celiac Disease – Though many people with celiac disease can tolerate dairy milk, others may develop lactose intolerance over time. Either way, it’s important to know that Almond Breeze contains no gluten, lactose or casein (a protein found in milk).