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Organic Almond Butter - Sugar Free Low Glycemic Snack

Posted by Naturally Nutty on 9/23/2014

If you want a delicious low glycemic snack, we have one to recommend that is packed with flavor and health benefits: organic almond butter.

The glycemic index (GI) is something of particular interest to diabetics and dieters, but it’s important for anyone who wants to attain ultimate health and lasting energy.

For those not entirely sure what the GI scale of 0 to 100 means, this index ranks carbohydrate-containing foods. Since not all carbohydrates are created equally, the GI indicates how the body absorbs a carbohydrate and what impact there is on blood sugar.

Skeptical? This isn’t some new-fangled fad. The GI has been around for nearly three decades and is used by medical researchers to investigate the relationship between the human body and carbohydrates.

What you need to know is that a higher number means that food is digested quickly and will cause more extreme fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Lower numbers are better as this means slower digestion and very gradual changes in blood sugar.

When you check the GI ranking for organic almond butter ,you won’t believe that it has a ranking of 0. That’s right: Zero. Nada. Zilch. Almonds do not impact blood sugar levels at all.

Not only is our organic almond butter sugar free, but it is gluten, vegan, soy, and dairy free. Even better, it is scrumptious! We use fresh organic California almonds purchased right from growers. They are free of GMOs and we leave the skins on when making our small batches of nut butter to retain the benefits of extra fiber. Our smooth and creamy almond butter contains organic flax seed and organic hemp seed, but no salt or additives.

While it can be challenging to find low glycemic snacks when you’re busy, organic almond butter is easy to take with you to work, the gym for a workout, or anywhere on the road. You won’t be sacrificing nutritional value and flavor for convenience!

Low glycemic organic almond butter is a great spread for your go-to multigrain or wholegrain bread, celery sticks, or crackers. You can add a tablespoon to your favorite smoothie or use it in baking. Do you take leftovers for lunch? Add almond butter to your stir fry, or use it in place of cream when you make sauce for chicken or meat.

Are you eating low glycemic snacks to keep your blood sugar steady and keep your hunger in check? Power your body with Naturally Nutty organic almond butter.