Our grandmothers and grandfathers always tell us to eat almonds. Ever wondered why? It is because they’re filled with minerals and vitamin E, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and zinc. They are very useful for our health in general.
You should soak almonds before eating them:
Because dry almonds contain an enzyme inhibitor in their skin, which protects the seed. The process of soaking almonds in water, releases this enzyme inhibitor. Also, pre-soaked almonds are way easier to digest and that they offer more nutrients. Most seeds and nuts have better nutritional values and are easier to digest when they’re previously soaked in water.
Health benefits that soaked almonds provide.
1. Healthy bones
The high vitamin and mineral content, including phosphorus, strengthens the bones and prevents osteoporosis.
2. Regulates cholesterol
Almonds are rich in calcium and vitamin E so they regulate cholesterol levels.
3. Prevent c.a.n.c.e.r
Almonds are proven to lessen the danger of colon c.a.n.c.e.r. They prevent the buildup in the colon and enhance the movement of the meals through the colon.
4. Regulates blood pressure
The reason why almonds can regulate blood pressure, is because of the potassium that they contain. Fluctuating blood pressure levels are controlled by the low sodium contents.
5. Promote brain health
Almonds contain riboflavin and L-carnitine which improve the function of the brain and lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s.
6. Supports heart health
Almonds are good for the heart due to the fact they contain potassium, protein and mono-unsaturated fats. Also, they contain vitamin E, which can lessen the risk of dangerous heart diseases. Magnesium, on the other hand, prevents coronary heart attacks. Almonds also posses the ability to lessen inflammation, which could harm your arteries.
7. Boost energy levels
By eating a handful of almonds daily, you increase the metabolic rate, as they are rich in riboflavin, manganese, and copper.
Sources: opera.news, home-tricks.info