Almonds are considered as one of the world’s healthiest food.
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1: Brain food: They are the source of nutrients which help brain development. They contain riboflavin and L-carnitine, which increase brain activity, resulting in new neural pathways.
2: Regulate cholesterol: Regular consumption of almonds helps to increase the level of high-density lipoproteins ( HDL) and reduce the level of low-density lipoproteins ( LDL)
3: Friend of your heart: Almonds contain monounsaturated fats, protein , and potassium which improve heart health when consumed regularly.
4: Bone health: Almonds are an excellent source of phosphorous , which improves strength and durability of bones and teeth.
5: Better immunity: Almonds are a great source of alkaline material, which help to improve the overall immune system of your body.
6: Anti-inflammatory: The healthy fats provided by almonds help to reduce inflammation and benefit overall health.
7: Regulate blood pressure: The potassium present in almonds helps to regulate blood pressure and since almonds are very low in sodium, they make a healthy snack.
8: Diabetic friendly: Almonds help regulate blood sugar levels in the body by avoiding sudden sugar surge.
9: Boosts energy: The manganese, copper, and riboflavin present in almonds help in energy production and improve metabolic rate.
10: Relieves constipation: The high fiber content in almonds helps to eliminate waste from the intestines easily, thus relieving constipation and also preventing colon cancer.
Here is a recipe for a simple and easy almond milk, which is a perfect evening snack.
All natural almond milk:
Almonds – 100 grams
Dates – 4-5 large
Vanilla pod – 1
Pure water – 400 ml
1: Wash, clean and soak almonds overnight. If you are making this for an evening snack, almonds can be soaked in the morning.
2: Wash and soak the dates
3: Peel the soaked almonds
4: Blend the almonds with ½ cup water to get a smooth paste
5: Now, add the soaked dates and another ½ cup of water and blend
6: Now, add the vanilla extract from the pod. If you do not have natural vanilla pod, you could use crushed seeds of 1 cardamom
7: Now, add as much water as required to get the desired consistency of the milk
8: Serve it fresh, garnished with roasted, slivered almonds.
9: I like it with the fiber. If you wish to, you can strain the milk and have it without the pulp.
Almond milk is an excellent dairy substitute for growing children.
Author Bio–Nupur Roy is an avid blogger, likes to write on different health related topics such as Noni Juice Benefits , healthcare tips and natural healthcare fruits and vegetables. In above she explains the certain benefits of Almond milk for optimum health.