Almonds - A Small Packet of Health

Published: 21st May 2012
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Almonds are one of the most nutritious and rich nuts provided by Mother Nature. If you don't like eating nuts due to health reasons then don't worry as eating almonds is beneficial for health. They are enriched with many health beneficial nutrients which are important for an optimum healthy life style.

  • They are rich in energy and in healthy mono-unsaturated fats hence reducing cholesterol level by increasing good cholesterol or high density lipoproteins
  • Almond nuts are rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals and packed with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals; the kind of well-balanced food ensure protection against diseases and cancers.
  • The nuts are an excellent source of vitaminE; contain about 25 g per100 g (about 170% of RDA). Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen free radicals.
  • Almonds are free in gluten and therefore, are a popular ingredient in the preparation of gluten free food formulas. Such formula preparations are in fact healthy alternatives in people with wheat food allergy and celiac disease.
  • These nuts are packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. These vitamins functions as co-factors for enzymes during cellular substrate metabolism.
  • They are also rich source of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.
  • The sweet almond oil is obtained from the nuts is an excellent emollient; helps to keep skin well protected from dryness. It has also been used in cooking, and as "carrier or base oil" in traditional medicines in aromatherapy, in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry

Almonds can be used in many ways to cure a wide range of ailments. From whole nut to chopped pieces, from oil to ashes, almond is used in many forms. Some ways to use almond are:

  • Eating almonds daily will help you in Improves memory and weakness of the brain
  • Improvement in eye-sight
    • Also heals the spots caused due to small pox
    • li>Make Tooth powder by burn coverings of few almonds and powder it in 5: 1 ratio with alumina for getting rid of various mouth problems.
  • Dry cough will be cured by having a paste of 5 pieces of almonds and sugar.
  • For those who want to increase their weight almond is good option just every morning eat 7-9 pieces of almonds with milk.
  • Stammering can be cured by eating almond with black pepper. Black pepper has many benefits and taken with almond certainly increases them.
  • Whoever desire to have a nice and supple skin, should apply sweet almond oil before taking bath.
  • For removing Wrinkles or spots make paste of 5 almonds soaked overnight and put it in a glass bottle. Mix 6 g rose water + 15 drops of sandal oil. Apply thrice in a day on the face and spots.
ul>li>Like other nuts (cashew) almond can also have allergic reactions in some people. If such situation arises one should opt for consulting a doctor. If you have allergy with other nuts then it's a must to take doctor's appointment before eating almonds or a product containing almonds.
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