Almonds and nuts have been praised since ancient times as one of humankind’s most beloved fruits & seeds. They were popular in the diets of ancient Egyptians and Indian populations. Ancient Indian medical practitioners already praised the natural healing power of almonds & co promoting increasing brain capacity, intellectual ability and longevity.
The True Facts behind the Astonishing Benefits
As it turns out, our old ancient ancestors already knew back in the day what modern science confirms today: Almonds & Co. are natural healing wonders through their overload of antioxidants, vitamins, trace minerals, monounsaturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, such as magnesium and many more.
Helping Prevent Heart Disease and Heart Attacks
The first superhero compounds of nuts which we want to shed light on are antioxidants and monounsaturated fatty acids (the same kind of beneficial acids found in olive oil). Both support heart health and prevent cardiovascular disease. Almonds specifically supply antioxidant flavonoids, plant-based compounds present in the skin of almonds that work with vitamin E to improve artery health and reduce inflammation.
Good Fats and The Natural Healing
You may have heard about “bad” cholesterol levels, and that nuts are a good counter action to decrease bad fat levels. Almonds contain arginine, magnesium, copper, manganese, calcium and potassium. All those ingredients are the reason for the natural cleansing effect on bad LDL cholesterol levels, preventing damage from congestion within artery walls and protect against dangerous plaque buildup. Additional nutrition benefits also make them a great food to support healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels, in addition to fighting weight gain and obesity — three of the biggest risk factors associated with heart attacks and stroke. Especially for individuals with high cholesterol levels and diabetes, we can only recommend that you regularly include raw nuts in your nutritional diet.
“Nuts & Brainfood”- Supporting a Healthy Brain Function
You might have already heard about the phrase “Nuts & Brainfood ” as they are recognized as one of the most beneficial foods for your brain. With a snapshot on Almonds – the health investigation reveals something unique in that almonds contain riboflavin and L-carnitine. These two key nutrients are capable of positively affecting neurological activity and preventing cognitive decline. This is one reason why all adults are encouraged to eat nuts several times per week — since they are associated with a reduction in the risk for inflammation that can cause brain disorders including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Sounds like a natural superhero wonder? Yes and we believe in the health benefiting powers of our nuts, but please be aware, we are sharing guidelines, no medical advice.
Maintain Skin Health
Nuts and again, especially Almonds are a great source of vitamin E and other antioxidants that nourish the skin and reduce signs of aging. They contain high levels of catechin, epicatechin and flavonol antioxidants, including quercetin, kaempferol and isorhamnetin — compounds that fight skin cancer and damage by reversing oxidative stress from a poor diet, pollution and UV light exposure. Almonds’ healthy fats, plus their ability to improve circulation also help keep skin hydrated and better able to heal wounds. So when you shop your favorite skin care products next time, how about you go for the natural Almond cure?
Help Control Blood Sugar Levels and Prevent Diabetes
Almonds’ rich supply of monounsaturated fatty acids helps slow the rate at which sugar is released into the bloodstream, acting as a natural blood sugar manager and preventing negative insulin resistance. On top, Almonds & Co’s nutritional benefits include the ability to lower other common diabetes risks: unhealthy body weight, inflammation and high levels of oxidative stress.
Prevent Overeating & increase your weight loss
Healthy fats and dietary fiber aid in weight loss as they give you a rich and full stomach feeling. Although nuts are high in fat and calories, they prolong the feeling of satisfaction after you eat and keep your blood sugar more stable than low-fat meals do. Thus, you are less likely to experience a roller-coaster ride of energy dips and food cravings. As nuts support a healthy metabolism, you may be less likely to over-consume carbohydrates and more likely to reach and maintain a healthier body weight. However, please be aware that nuts may have counterproductive effects in connection with overconsumption. Just remember to eat and enjoy them as a special treat and not as a commodity.
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