We’ve all heard tales of magic about almonds from the elders in the family – be it from grandmothers or mothers at home. They are an excellent food to eat every day because they are full of protein, vitamins, and fiber. Eating them regularly is thought to reduce your risk of health problems like cancer, heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. And though they also have a fair amount of fat, it is mostly the healthy monounsaturated kind that actually protects your heart. Let’s take a look at what happens to your body if you eat FOUR ALMONDS every day:
1.Healthier Cholesterol Levels
When you substitute almonds for an unhealthy snack like chips or candy, you can reduce your bad cholesterol by up to 10%. The benefit is linked to the vitamin E content within the nutmeat, and the flavonoids contained in the papery skin of the almond. Together, they prevent the development of artery-clogging plaque.
2.Stronger, Shinier & Healthier Hair
To stimulate growth, almonds have magnesium and zinc. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties that reduce oxidative stress and make hair stronger. And finally, the vitamin B thickens strands and imparts a natural shine. Incidentally, applying almond oil to your scalp can prevent dandruff and soften and nourish hair strands directly. Almond oil has been used as a beauty product for both hair and skin since the ancient Egyptians held almonds as one of the ultimate luxury products.
3.Aids Weight Loss
One scientific study proved that people eating almonds consume fewer carbohydrates (sweets or pastries). Normalizing the metabolism also contributes to weight loss, ensured by vitamins and fiber.
4.Fight Those Wrinkles Before Time
We all want to prevent premature aging, and almonds can help because of their manganese and vitamin E content. Manganese is a protein that helps to produce collagen. Collagen is the connective tissue within skin that keeps it tight and smooth. Vitamin E is able to protect against skin damage by absorbing UV radiation from the sun, thereby reducing the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. It also reduces skin inflammation and eliminates redness.
5.Improves Brain Activity
Regular consumption of almonds improves the memory thanks to vitamin E and fatty acids. In addition, these nuts help hold off aging of the brain.
Looks like an almond a day can keep the doctor away!