During school days we all were given almonds in the morning as it increases the brain power. But as we grow we stop its intake thinking that they are high in calories, which is a misconception. Almonds are loaded with vitamins and minerals and have nutritional benefits for number of areas of the body. We enlighten you with a few:
Lowers bad cholesterol: Almonds contain minerals like potassium, folic acid, protein, mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic and palmitoleic acids that help to lower LDL or bad cholesterol.
Stronger bones: The phosphorus in almonds helps to make bones stronger.
Weight loss: Nutrient rich almonds increase the feelings of satiation, making you to eat less at other meals.
Protects artery: Almonds are also high in magnesium, which improves flood flow and the movement of oxygen and nutrients throughout the body.
Regulate blood pressure: They are high in potassium and low in sodium and also help in keeping your cholesterol levels in check.
Beautiful skin: Almond oil or almond milk makes your skin softer, more supple and flawless. It is said Manisha Koirala for her first movie, 1942- A love story, was on a diet of only almonds and milk to get that flawless complexion!
Energy booster: Almonds are rich in manganese, riboflavin, and copper, which aid in energy production.
Eases constipation: They are high in fibre so eating just four to five almonds every day will prevent constipation.
Almonds Serving tips:
Almonds can be enjoyed either on their own or salted or sweetened.
Add them to your milk shake or cereal bowl.
Soak them in water overnight and have them in the morning.