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Friday, 25 April 2014

12 Amazing Health Benefits of Almonds

Health Benefits of Almonds

Almonds are an excellent way to boost your health. They are very tasty and loaded up on nutrients. Almonds are best when consumed in their natural form with no additives such as salt.

Recommended daily serving:
23 almonds
Also equaled to or approximately:
1 ounce
1/8 of a cup
a small handful

Now on to the amazing benefits:

1. Win the fight against bugs. Almonds are a good source of protein and magnesium which help to support a healthy immune system.
2. Become super smart. Almonds contain nutrients such as  riboflavin and L-carnitine which improve brain function and boost memory.
3. Build up strong bones and teeth. Almonds contain phosphorus and calcium which helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth.
4. Get an energy boost. Almonds are rich in minerals such as manganese, riboflavin, and copper which help increase energy levels in a natural way.
5. Calm your tummy. Almonds contains loads of fiber which can help against gastric and digestive problems.
6. Ensure a healthy pregnancy. Almonds contain folate, the all natural form of folic acid which is essential in the first trimester of pregnancy in order to help prevent birth defects.
7. Bring your cholesterol levels down. Almonds are an excellent source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which work together to lower the bad cholesterol.
8. Help to prevent anemia. Almonds contain the correct amounts  of iron, vitamins, and copper that can help synthesize hemoglobin.
9. Help maintain a healthy weight. Almonds contain high amounts of dietary fiber especially in the skin. The best way to eat almonds to aid in weight loss is to eat then in their raw and natural state.
10. Help prevent and control diabetes. Almonds contain high amounts of Chromium. Chromium helps to increase insulin secretion in the body.
11. Reduce risks of cancer. Almonds contain fiber which offers a detoxifying effect.
12. Reduce the risk of heart disease. Almonds contain high levels of monounsaturated fats. These heart healthy fats can help to significantly fight off heart disease.

Do you like almonds? How often do you eat them?




10 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this post. I had no idea how much nutrition almonds provide. Great to find out about the fiber content too.

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  2. I love almonds and I knew that they were good for you, but I had no idea about a lot of these awesome qualities! Will probably be making them a snack more often now! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is great! We all love almonds!

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  4. I love almonds and I go through moods where I crave them and have them daily. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I enjoy almonds. It is great to hear about the health benefits, it will make the almonds taste even better

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  6. You have a very interesting blog on 12 amazing health benefits of Almonds. I love almonds and knew they are a healthy choice but never saw an article like this. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  7. Almonds are one of my go-to foods when I'm watching my diet. So many benefits from eating such a simple food. Just wish they weren't so expensive!

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  8. I love almonds and I eat them daily along with my lunch . So many good benefits from eating them indeed. Great post!

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  9. Almonds are really very beneficial for our health.. You share such a nice information.. Thanks for sharing....

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  10. I love munching on almonds between meals, staves off hungry and from reading all your tips, I can see #7 will help me.

    Thanks for linking this week on Friday Features, wishing you a great weekend!
    Karren

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