5 proven benefits of eating almonds on a regular basis


With the festive fervour that ended last week, we are sure you must have got truck loads of dry fruits and nuts in your kitchen.

But, you don't really have to shun them all way or pass them on to your friends because you need to develop a habit of eating them on a daily basis. Surprised? Don't be. You can thank us later for the health benefits we'll tell you about nuts--almonds in specific.All you need to do is to take 7-8 almonds in your morning breakfast. You can either soak them in water overnight or add crushed almonds to your morning salad or even use it to garnish your dishes.

Here are some healthy benefits of eating almonds everyday:
Almonds are frequently used as a healthy solution for relief from constipation, respiratory disorders, coughs, heart disorders and diabetes. It also helps in the maintenance of healthy hair, skin and dental care.

Did you know that almonds are of two types?
Bitter: These almonds are used for making (almond) oil, which has multiple benefits.
Sweet: Sweet almonds are edible in nature.

Almond milk is also a delicious beverage, and can be used as an alternative to cow's milk.

As almonds contain many nutrients, you can eat almonds directly, preferably on an empty stomach to increase and speed up the absorption of the nutrients.

Sit back, munch on some nuts while you read about the benefits this nut has in store for you.

1.Helps in weight-loss: If you are attempting to lose weight, try unsweetened almond milk. The mono unsaturated fat found in almonds will prevents over eating and the dietary fibre contributes to the sensation of being full, despite eating only a small amount.
2.Good for brain: Eating almonds everyday improves intellect. Almonds contain two vital brain nutrients, riboflavin and L-carnitine, which have been shown to increase brain activity.
3.A fantastic source of anti oxidants: Almonds are high in antioxidants that helps protect your cells from oxidative damage, a major contributor to ageing.
4.Control blood sugar: Almonds are low in carbs but high in healthy fats, proteins and fibre which makes them a perfect choice for people suffering from diabetes.
5.Good for skin: Doctors recommend massaging new born babies with almond oil, because it not only makes it smooth but also adds a glow to their skin. Also, almonds help in improving the complexion of the skin.

 

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