Today, we are talking about one specific nut that is Almond. Almonds are one of the popular and favorite snacks among many.Almonds are nutrient powerhouses.
Soak a cup of almonds in warm water. For every two cups of water, one cup of almonds can be added to soak. This bowl can be left overnight. In the morning, the water can be drained out. The skin of the soaked almonds will now be easy to remove. Once peeled, the nuts can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge and used as needed.
Eating soaked almonds can offer several health benefits. Let’s see below,
A)Improves Skin Health:
Almond is an age-old ingredient that has been used for years for beauty and to improve skin health. The vitamin E in almond nourishes the skin and prevents fine lines. It also helps to prevent aging and keeps the skin smooth and supple. Almonds can be ground to a fine paste and can also be added to our face packs.
B)Helps in Weight Loss:
Almonds are low in carbs but high in protein and fibre – the two nutrients that increase feelings of fullness, thereby reducing your overall calorie intake. Hence, taking a few pieces of soaked almonds on a regular basis every morning may help you lose weight effectively. Moreover, there’s evidence that eating nuts may boost your metabolism, which is linked to better weight loss. Almonds can also help lose belly fat.
C)Good Source of Antioxidants:
Almonds are a fantastic source of antioxidants.Antioxidants help protect against oxidative stress, which can damage molecules in your cells and contribute to inflammation, aging and diseases like cancer
Almond aids in preventing cognitive disorders. It stimulates the function of our brain. It sharpens our memory.
E)Lowers Cholesterol Levels:
Eating a handful of almonds each day can reduce LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol by maintaining HDL or ‘good’ cholesterol.Almonds contain high levels of fat (unsaturated fat) – this type of fat does not raise the risk of heart disease.
F)Boosts Bone Density:
High level of calcium in almonds, keeps our musculoskeletal system healthy and prevents the risk of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women
G)Good Source of Riboflavin:
Your body needs riboflavin to produce energy and transport it to various organs. Vitamin B2 is known for preventing migraines, improving cognition, and lowering depression. Besides that, this nutrient maintains your eye health and leads to increased haemoglobin production in the body. This prevents anemia and beats that fatigue or dizziness people experience.
Soaked almonds have sufficient fibre for a smooth bowel movement and keep constipation at bay. It also prevents problems such as cramping in the stomach. Soaked almonds release an enzyme that helps with our digestion to a greater extent.
The goodness of omega fatty acids 3 and 6 in almond work best on giving us great-looking hair. It keeps our hair healthy and strong. It not only stimulates and promotes the hair growth but also prevents hair fall and premature greying.