We all love the ease, portability and convenience of almonds, right? Problem is, many people are eating these nuts all the time, by the fistful and at frequent intervals. Why is that a problem?
Almonds contain a decent amount of Omega 6's and also anti-nutrient properties in the form of phytic acid/phytates - two things we try to avoid!
In the U.S., we consume an inordinate amount of Omega 6's (liquid industrial vegetable oils - if you eat at any restaurant, this is what you consume!) and very little Omega 3's (salmon, mackerel, sardines), which leads to a pro-inflammatory condition, contributing to any number of chronic diseases (cardiovascular!)
The two best ways to reverse those issues are simple: reduce omega 6's and increase omega 3's.
Most of us have already removed grains and vegetable oils in order to reduce our omega 6's, but how many of us monitor the amount of nuts we consume daily?
Almonds can be a healthy part of your nutrition, just keep them in check.