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Good morning, almonds!
Our moms would do a good job making us eat almonds early in the morning, before packing us off to school. These almonds would be soaked overnight and peeled and given to us, the morning after. Did you know that this process reduced the inhibiting enzymes and improved digestion?
Did you eat your 5 almonds this morning? Well, you must because almonds are very famous for their health benefits and disease curing properties. They are rich in vitamin E, copper, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium and many more nutrients.
- Energy source
- Brain food
- Reduces cholesterol
- Reduces blood pressure
- Skin improver
- Weight shedding
- Prevents cancer
- Great in pregnancy
Almonds are packed with B-complex vitamins which make it a great source of energy.
Being a good source of energy and packed with nutrients, it helps in brain development and is considered as a vital food for growing children.
Almonds are a good source of good fats like Mono unsaturated fatty acids and poly unsaturated acids along with phytosterols which lower bad cholesterol.
Being rich in potassium and low in sodium, they control high blood pressure.
Almonds contain potassium and good fatty acids which protect the heart. Vitamin E in them acts as an anti oxidant to prevent damage to the heart blood vessels. The folic acid in them reduces homocystine which can cause the building of fatty plaque in the arteries.
Vitamin E in almonds acts as an anti-ageing nutrient which also improves complexion and adds glow on the face.
Indirectly, almonds help in weight loss as the fiber in it gives a feeling of fullness and reduces over binging.
Almonds have fiber which helps to prevent absorption and accelerates the movement of cancer causing toxins in the body. They prevent colon cancer.
Almonds contain folic acid which prevents neural tube defects in new born children.
Almonds can be enjoyed in the raw, as a porridge topping, with yoghurt, kheer, on salads or as almond powder in low-carb sweets.
But make sure you get your daily dose of almonds for better health and vitality!