Our Almond Butter has many health benefits. It is selenium rich which is a proven cancer fighter and preventer. The dominant fat in almonds is monounsaturated oil, which is good for your body. Almond Butter is also much healthier than peanut butter, which is often contaminated with measurable amounts of carcinogenic aflatoxins resulting from the Aspergillus flavus mold.
Quail Oaks Ranch Almond Butter is also rich in Linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid (EFA) meaning that the body needs it but does not produce it and therefore it must be obtained from other sources. EFA's maintain the health of cell membranes, improve nutrient use and establish and control cellular metabolism. Consumption of Oleic acid has been linked to reduced risk for cardiovascular diseases. It has also been shown to lower serum cholestrol levels as does linoleic acid.
Beta-sitosterol is effective in alleviating symptoms of BPH (enlarged prostate), which afflicts the majority of men over age 50. It is also considered effective in lowering bad cholestrol.
Squalene has the special capacity of increasing the oxygen supply to different cells of the human body. There is evidence that through this mechanism squalene can prevent cancer, lower bad cholestrol, boost the immune system and enhance skin condition.
Organic selenium has shown to be effective in preventing cancer in numerous double blind tests. Those countries with high organic selenium in the water supply show very low incidence of cancer. For example, in the U.S. where the annual selenium intake is approximately 60 mg per year, the incidence of breast cancer mortalities is 22 per 100,000 while in Japan where the annual intake is approximately 90 mg per year the death rate is 4 per year. Data suggests that with an annual intake of 120 mg (330 mcg/day), the incidence of breast cancer should reduce to zero.
Vitamin E is one of the most important vitamins one can consume. It enhances selenium's cancer preventing capability, protects against pollution, protects against cardiovascular disease, boosts the immune system and protects against neurological disorders.
The great healer Edgar Cayce said "Eat three almonds per day and you will never get cancer." .