How This Helps

Almonds contain alpha-tocopherol, a valuable antioxidant, which is a form of vitamin E that promotes cardiovascular health and could reduce the risk of certain cancer. Peanuts have a compound called Resveratrol, which has been found to act as an antioxidant and anti-mutagen. In addition, the compounds in Peanuts help mediate anti-inflammatory effects. Using a little peanut butter in your morning smoothie may help to prevent new tumors and also decrease the growth of the existing ones!

Instructions

Calories: 300 kcal

Science and Research

Almonds are an outstanding source of alpha-tocopherol (one form of vitamin E) a valuable antioxidant. A study funded by the National Institutes of Health, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that alpha-tocopherol is a form of vitamin E that is best absorbed and utilized. This vitamin E promotes cardiovascular health and, in conjunction with polyphenols also present in Almonds, may reduce the risk of certain cancers and boost the immune system  (Hunter, 2006). Choosing Almond Milk in substitution for cow’s milk, dairy, which is high in iodine, can not only help reduce the iodine during treatment but help with boosting your immune system, lowering your risk of cancers and help with cardiovascular health. This is a win, win food!  

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