As I mentioned last week, March is National Nutrition Month®, and today RDNs everywhere are celebrating Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day! Check out last year’s post about RD Day to learn more about what a registered dietitian nutritionist does and how they can help you!
In honor of our special day, the Almond Board of California surprised RDNs around the country with a Nutritioulicious gift:
Mmm…who doesn’t love anything cinnamon glazed?! The best part of the gift though, is the reusable perfect-portion tin that can hold an ounce of almonds (23 to be exact), which is – you guessed it – the perfect portion!
One ounce of almonds has 6 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, 75 mg calcium, and more vitamin E, riboflavin, and niacin than any tree nut. As you know, nuts are high in fat, but of the 13 grams of monounsaturated fats in an ounce of almonds, only 1 gram is saturated fat. Recently published research found that consuming one ounce of tree nuts weekly was associated with 7% less incidence of Metabolic Syndrome and those who ate up to 16 grams of nuts (.6 ounces) daily had significantly lower prevalence of obesity than those who ate 5 grams per day.
So as you head to the pantry or local drug store to pick up an afternoon snack, think about grabbing a handful of almonds or other tree nuts (pistachios and walnuts are great too!) to keep you satiated and energized throughout the afternoon!
Happy #RDNDay everyone!
Disclaimer: The Almond Board of California sent me almonds, the perfect-portion tin, and the latest almond-related research. I was not compensated for writing this post and all opinions are my own.