Almonds – Health Benefits

 

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Health Benefits

1.  They reduce heart attack risk.

Those who consume nuts five times a week have about a 50 percent reduction in risk of heart attack according to the Loma Linda School of Public Health.

2. They provide healthy fats and aid in weight loss.

Those who ate nuts at least two times per week were 31 percent less likely to gain weight than were those who never or seldom ate them in a study involving 8865 adults. ( WHFood’s article on almonds)

3.  They lower ‘bad’ cholesterol.

Almonds added to the diet have a favorable effect on blood cholesterol levels, according to a clinical study by Dr. Gene Spiller, Director of the Health Research and Studies Center, Inc.

4.  Almonds help build strong bones and teeth.

The phosphorus in almonds helps make this possible.

5.  Prevention of artery walls damage.

It was found that the flavonoids in almond skins work in synergy with the vitamin E, thus reducing the risk of heart disease (Research at Tufts University).

6. They alkalize the body.

Almonds are the only nut and one of the few proteins that are alkaline forming.  When your body is not alkaline enough, you risk osteoporosis, poor immune function, low energy and weight gain.

7.  They help provide good brain function.

Almonds contain riboflavin and L-carnitine, nutrients that boost brain activity and may also reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

8.  They nourish the nervous system.

According to Ayurveda, almonds help increase high intellectual level and longevity.