5 Reasons to Love Almonds

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Time and time again our grandmother used to tell us to have almonds. Ever wondered why? The answer is simple, almonds are one of the healthiest super food you can ever get. They are loaded with essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and dietary fibres which are a necessity for a healthy mind, body and life.  Almonds are usually eaten raw, but people also use them as an ingredient in many recipes.

Here are 5 healthy reasons to LOVE almonds:

Regulates cholesterol:

Regular consumption of almonds help maintain the cholesterol level as they help raise high density lipoproteins (HDL) or ‘good’ cholesterol levels and lower the amount of low density lipo proteins (LDL) or ‘bad’ cholesterol levels. Eating about a handful may reduce your risk of heart disease. Just make sure the nuts you eat aren’t salted or coated with sugar.

Good for a healthy brain:

If you want good memory, then consume at least four to five almonds daily as they help sharpen memory. ‘Badaam khao, Aqal barhao’. Almonds are considered the best brain food. Eat them or apply them in the form of hair oil, they work both ways.

Skin care:

Almond oil is used widely for skincare, specially during the winters.  The human skin tends to lose its essential oils due to the hectic city life and winter dryness. But a good body massage done with almond oil works wonders for the skin by restoring its lost sheen.  Almonds can also be used to make an instant scrub to clean your face and  body.

 Prevention of constipation:

Almonds are a rich source of fibre and help in preventing constipation and aid in proper bowel movement.

Protection against diabetes:

Almonds control the unwanted rise in blood sugar and insulin levels after every meal we consume thereby serving as a protective wall against awful diseases.