“Fiber offers huge benefits to your health, from controlling your appetite and regulating blood sugar to helping your digestion,” says Heimowitz, who says we need to consume 25 to 35 grams of fiber daily. Almond butter is jam packed with fiber, and although it’s a carbohydrate, it doesn’t convert to glucose. She suggested loading it onto celery sticks for crunch – like a grown up ants on a log.
Almonds have a well-deserved reputation as a health food — they’re high in beneficial nutrients like magnesium, vitamin E and copper. And while almonds aren’t a low-calorie food, they can fit well into a weight loss diet. Enjoy an ounce of almonds as a healthy on-the-go snack, or pair them with other weight loss-friendly foods — like oats or vegetables — to lose weight.