Can you list at least 5 health benefits of eating almonds? If “no”,
you should definitely catch up with our Part 1
article about the nuts’ beneficial properties. It turns out almonds can be super healthy. Even today they are popular as “the Kings of nuts”.
Without further ado, let’s see what more we can learn today:
- Decrease cholesterol
However strange it may seem, almonds might stabilize the cholesterol levels. What’s more, these nuts are in the TOP 5
list of most effective foods
against bad cholesterol (LDL). So, in case this concerns you, you might wanna eat 20-30 almonds every day.
- Balance the weight
Even though nuts are high in calories, almonds in particular might help you keep your weight balanced. A 2003 scientific research from Nature
magazine concludes that people who often eat almonds are actually taking fewer carbohydrates, which helps them maintain normal weight.
- Protect your hair
Almonds contain all kinds of vitamins and minerals that are beneficial for the hair and its strength. Magnesium and zinc for example can stimulate hair growth, while vitamin E
makes it stronger. On the other hand, vitamins from B group are said to make your hair shine (like a diamond).
- Take care of your skin
Just like they’re good for the hair, almonds can also be great for your skin protection. The high magnesium content makes their role in the collagen formation
very important. What’s more, vitamin E is able to fight against ageing!
- Prevent from heart diseases
Thanks to the antioxidants, the monounsaturated fatty acids, magnesium and copper, almonds are thought to protect the cardiovascular system. However, there’s something you should know! In order for you to take the maximum out of these nuts, you have to eat them with their skin
- Strengthen the teeth
Almonds can be your teeth’s best friends
. They’re rich in phosphates
and that’s why they’re amazing for both your teeth and bones. If you want to take advantage of their properties, you have to eat at least a couple of almonds weekly (daily would be even better!).
Good thing to know is that almonds are also rich in folic acid
, which is very important for pregnant women. For that very reason all mothers-to-be
should definitely include those nuts on their menu!
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