15 Jun 2018

Health Benefits of Almonds: Why They Are Good For You

Nutrition Advice

Almonds, the extremely popular tree nuts, are highly nutritious and considered to be extremely healthy.

Almonds nutrition

Here are five impressive health benefits of almonds that may convince a few sceptics to revisit almonds as a power-packed snack.

One: Almonds are packed with nutrients

You won’t see fiber, protein and Vitamin E adorning many spices racks. And you won’t see many cooking shows sprinkling monounsaturated fats, manganese and magnesium over bubbling saucepans of sauces, meats, and veges.

Chances are they won’t garnish the finished dish with vitamin B2, copper or phosphorus either. But all these rather bland nutrients bring flavour to your life in loads of other ways by feeding your body with health and vitality.

All in one little almond.

Two: Almonds are full of delicious antioxidants

Benefits of almonds

Antioxidants help to reduce oxidative stress that can cause aging. If that’s not enough, they put up the good fight on your behalf and work quietly away in your body protecting you from cancer.

Three: Almonds are world leaders in Vitamin E

Almonds are right on the top of the list of best sources of Vitamin E.

Why is that important? Because research suggests that snacking on a few almonds actually lowers your risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer.

Four: Almonds are a diabetic’s friend

Benefits of almonds

Yes, if you’re diabetic, almonds can help to control your blood sugar levels because they’re positively swimming in magnesium. Magnesium is a very busy little mineral with direct input into over 300 bodily processes, one of which is controlling blood sugar.

Five: Almonds help lower high blood pressure

Magnesium again. Another notch in the magnesium belt of bodily brilliance is reducing blood pressure. Believe it or not, low magnesium levels can actually send your blood pressure skyrocketing. And high blood pressure can lead to heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure

Calories in almonds

A handful of almonds contain only 150 calories, but they’re hands-on in fighting all kinds of health threats and enhancing your general well-being.

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