Three Reasons Why Almond Flour Trumps White Flour

Three Reasons Why Almond Flour Trumps White Flour
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Almond Flour is made from ground almonds. The process involves blanching almonds in boiling water to remove the skins, then grinding and sifting them into a fine flour.

Firstly, What is Almond Flour to you all?

Almond Flour is made from ground almonds. The process involves blanching almonds in boiling water to remove the skins, then grinding and sifting them into a fine flour.

It is a popular alternative to traditional wheat flour. It's low in carbs, packed with nutrients and has a slightly sweeter taste.

Almond flour may also provide more health benefits than traditional wheat flour, such as reducing "bad" LDL cholesterol and insulin resistance.

Almond flour is not the same as almond meal, despite the fact, their names are sometimes used interchangeably.

Almond meal is made by grinding almonds with their skins intact, resulting in a coarser flour.

#1: WHITE FLOUR IS CHOCK FULL OF CARBS AND GLUTEN:

Flour is generally of limits on Keto because it's high in both gluten and carbs, two roadblocks to reaching ketosis.

White flour carries 96g of carbohydrates per cup of white flour and approximately 6g of carbs per tablespoon.

This mega high carb count is why consuming any foods made with white flour becomes an almost guaranteed ticket to an insulin spike.

This means its an instant jolt of energy- thanks to all excess sugar floating around in your bloodstream- that is quickly followed by a sugar crash shortly thereafter.

It's high in gluten and people who are highly sensitive and gluten intolerant experience diarrhea, gas and bloating after eating foods with white flour.

whereas, Almond flour, on the other hand, is naturally gluten-free and considered a low glycemic food, which means it won't raise your insulin to unhealthy levels.

#2: WHITE FLOUR IS ULTRA PROCESSED

White flour, as opposed to almond or coconut flour, is stripped of what little nutrient it may have during processing.

Because of this, manufacturers have to artificially add key vitamins and minerals add key vitamins and minerals that were lost. These nutrients aren't the real thing- they're manufactured forms that mimic natural vitamins and minerals, just a spray-on tan.

#3. WHITE FLOUR IS DEVOID OF THE NUTRIENTS ALMOND FLOUR DELIVERS

When almonds are used for flour instead of wheat or grains, you'll have a dose of healthy fats (56g per cup) plus minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and calcium.

one gets 24g of protein, 12 g of dietary fiber, and only 12g of net carbs per cup too.

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