While almonds are a healthy source of vitamins and fats, eating too many can have unintended consequences, such as weight gain, interactions with medications, vitamin E overdose and gastrointestinal problems, according to MD-Health.com. Packed with 14 grams of fat and 163 calories per ounce, it is important not to overdo it on these nutritional powerhouses to avoid possibly dangerous consequences.Continue Reading
The daily recommended serving of almonds is 1 ounce. Consuming more than this can lead to weight gain, according to MD-Health.com. Almonds are rich in manganese, a mineral that can interact poorly with many medications, including antipsychotic drugs, antacids, laxatives and some antibiotics and blood pressure medications. One serving of almonds contains 0.6 milligrams of manganese. The daily recommended dosage of the mineral is just 1.8-2.3 milligrams of manganese daily, making it important not to over-consume almonds.
MD-Health.com explains that almonds are a great source of vitamin E, with 1 ounce containing over half of the recommended daily dose of the vitamin; however, if consuming a lot of items rich in vitamin E, such as fortified cereals, eggs and spinach, it is possible to overdose on the vitamin. Symptoms of vitamin E overdose include lethargy, headaches, diarrhea and excessive gas.
Almonds are a great source of fiber in the diet, according to MD-Health.com, but eating too many can cause constipation and bloating. Drink plenty of water when eating a diet rich in almonds to ensure the body can process the fiber.Learn more about Beans & Nuts
One serving size of almonds, or 1 ounce, has typically about 23 or 24 whole almonds. This amount of almonds contains 164 calories and about 14 grams of fat. Of the fat, 1 gram is saturated fat, 3.46 grams are unsaturated fat and 9.12 grams are monounsaturated fats.Full Answer >
While all nuts contain some potassium, pistachios, peanuts, almonds, cashew, walnuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts and chestnuts contain the most, according to SFGate. Pistachios have the highest level of potassium.Full Answer >
Raw almonds contain about 7 calories per nut, meaning a single serving of raw almonds, which is equal to 1/4 cup, or about 23 almonds, is about 160 calories. This serving size of raw almonds can be measured with a standard 1/4 cup measure or estimated as a small handful. It may also be helpful for those people who are watching calories, but do not have easy access to a 1/4 cup measuring cup to measure a serving of raw almonds as a full shot glass, a small baby food jar, a small spice jar or enough to cover a 3-inch-by-3-inch sticky note.Full Answer >
Almond butter is a paste made of finely ground and blended almonds. There are smooth, creamy versions as well as crunchy versions that include almond pieces for extra texture.Full Answer >