Top 5 Benefits Of Almonds
1. Aids weight loss
Almonds are considered a very healthy snack. The healthy, ‘good’ oils/fats (monosaturated fatty acids) it contains, are utilized by the body and also help you to feel fuller, quicker (therefore you don’t eat as much), therefore also helping to curb cravings.
2.Almonds promote heart health, strengthens the immune system and could prevent cancer
Almonds contain heart healthy vitamins, like vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant which helps prevent oxidation of cholesterol which usually then becomes the bad fatty build-up in arteries.Almonds’ thin brown outer layer is rich in the antioxidant polyphenols which help reduce the risk of heart disease as well as having cancer preventing properties.Phytosterols and the amino acid arginine, not only boost the immune system, but may help to actually suppress cancerous tumor growth.
3.Almonds contain important vitamins
As an example, almonds contain Vitamin B folate, which lowers high blood levels and homocysteine which can be a predictor of heart disease.Minerals contained in almonds, such as magnesium, potassium and calcium, all help to reduce blood pressure.
4.Almonds help balance cholesterol
Almonds help balance cholesterol levels - it helps lower blood cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol or low-density lipoprotein – the bad kind of cholesterol, and maintains and increases HDL-cholesterol or high-density lipoprotein – the good/beneficial kind of cholesterol.
Almonds are packed with antioxidants, protein, omega 3 and vitamin E. All which act as building blocks for our skin, hair and nails. Each tablespoon of almonds contain 12grams of fibre, which is anti- inflammatory and great for cramps.
All in all the humble almond is full of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and great for your health. As an easy way to incorporate these natural wonders into your diet simply start off with a healthy smoothie, coffee or breakfast cereal and The Pure Press Almond Milk.
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