Every time we go to the grocery store, we see almond milk sitting next to the “regular” dairy milk. We walk down the baking aisle and there’s almond flour next to regular and wheat flour. We often find ourselves wondering what’s the big deal about almonds? What makes it so unique and different that there’s a bunch of products made from it? Most of us already know eating almonds by themselves were good for us. Did almond milk and almond flour have the same health benefits? Lets find out the benefits of almond flour:


Benefits of Almond Flour

1. Almond Flour is a great source of carbohydrates, protein and high in fiber. That means it keeps you feeling full longer and gives you energy. Carbohydrates are required to let our body keep running whereas protein keeps our muscles and glands healthy.

2. It also contains Vitamin E, as we all know it is an antioxidant, an important nutrient for optimal immune function and protects cells against damaging free radical.

3. Almond Flour also has calcium; magnesium, potassium, iron, riboflavin and zinc which may help boost your immune system, build strong bones and teeth, and keep your skin, nails, and hair looking their best.

4. Benefits of almond flour doesn’t stop here. Do you know, almond flour has almost as much calcium as dairy milk?

5. It also contains monounsaturated fats that may help lower cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and not only that; it also reduces your risk of blood clots.

Benefits of Almond Flour


Almond Flour vs Regular Flour

When I first decided to try almond flour, I was worried it would taste different from the flour I’m used to so I bought a small bag at first. When I used it into my baking, I (and more importantly my picker eater kids) didn’t notice a difference between almond flour and regular flour. Plus, I feel good knowing it’s extra healthy for their growing bones and minds. Now my family has gladly accepted it as a part of diet and we’re getting benefits of almond flour every single day BTW almond flour is also known as almond meal.

Many people are interested to know how many carbs (carbohydrates) are in almond flour so here is a chart:

How many calories are in Bob’s Red Mill Natural Almond Meal / Flour
1/4 cup (0.9 oz)   150 calories
1 cup (3.5 oz) 600 calories
Source: Calorieking Nutrient Database
How many calories are in Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal / Flour Serving
1/4 cup (1 oz) 160 calories
1 cup (4 oz) 640 calories
Source: Calorieking Nutrient Database
How many calories are in Almond Meal / Serving
1 oz 174 calories
Source: Calorieking Nutrient Database

Benefits of Almond Milk

1. Almond milk is a great alternative (Vegan friendly) to those who cannot drink dairy milk because of sensitivities, allergies, or dietary choices.

Benefits of Almond Milk

2. It may also help build muscle strength with a healthy dose of riboflavin.

3. Almond Milk contains almost 50% of the body’s daily needs of Vitamin E, which helps protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays and prevent fine lines and wrinkles.

4. It is wonderful source of fiber that may help with digestion. Nearly everyone can benefit from eating more fiber in their diet.

5. Riboflavin also has been shown to prevent migraines, so drinking almond milk may reduce or may eliminate your need for preventative prescription medicines if you are like me, suffering from migraines.

6. Almond milk is also rich source of Vitamin A and many people know that Vitamin A protects the surface of the eye (known as cornea).

7. Almond milk does not need refrigeration. While diary milk needs to be kept cold to keep its vitamins and minerals intact and to keep from spoiling, the same is not the case for almond milk. That makes it a great choice for car rides, camping trips, or anywhere you do not have a cooler or fridge handy.

Drinking one cup of Almond Milk provides your body with 50% of its daily needs of Vitamin E, 10% of Vitamin A, 25% of its daily needs of Vitamin D.

Almond Flour has the same advantage nutrition wise as eating whole almonds. Almonds have more nutrients per serving than any other tree nut. I’m happy to incorporate almond flour and almond milk into my family’s diet. Are you going to try it too?