We already know that almonds is delicious when it found in an ice cream or other products. But today we are not going to talk about the taste, because almonds nutrition is more important to know besides its delicious taste. Almonds are very beneficial to the body because they contain fiber, vitamins and minerals. Almonds for health benefits, like overcome constipation, respiratory disorders, cough, heart problems, anemia, impotence, and diabetes. Also helps in hair care, skin care (psoriasis), and dental care. Almond commonly known as the supplementary material to make bread, ice cream, eaten raw, as an ingredient in salads, or almond milk.

benefits of almonds

Benefits of almonds for health & beauty

Good for the heart
Monounsaturated fats, protein and potassium contained in almonds are good for the heart. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, and reduces the risk of heart disease. Magnesium in almonds is also useful to help avoid heart attacks. Almonds help reduce C-reactive protein, causing inflammation that damages arteries. Almonds are also rich sources of folic acid, therefore helping to reduce levels of homocysteine​​, which causes fatty plaque buildup in the arteries.

Good for the brain
Almonds are a source of nutrients that can help brain development. Almond induces high intellectual level and has been considered as an important food for growing children. Many mothers give almonds soaked in water to their children every day in the morning. 2-3 pieces of soaked almonds are good enough, the outer skin may also be removed to avoid allergies.

Reduce Risk of Hypertension
Almonds are known to contain lots of potassium which plays an important role in controlling blood pressure, thus reducing the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension).

Lowering LDL Cholesterol
Almonds contain monounsaturated fats and poly-unsaturated fat, which can lower LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol).

Sources of Energy
Almonds were added to various dishes and food products can make it more energy-dense foods. This is because almonds contain carbohydrates and protein which is a source of energy.

Maintain Digestive Health
Almonds contain fiber are beneficial for digestion and maintain a healthy digestive tract.

Protect the body from free radical damage
Almonds are loaded with vitamin E, which are antioxidants that prevent cell damage from free radicals.

Controlling Weight Gain
Manganese, copper and Riboflavin is found in almond seeds play an important role in helping to control body metabolism. Good metabolism can reduce the accumulation of calories in the form of body fat. Eating almonds can reduce the risk of overweight.

Increase blood flow
In many studies suggest almonds contain vitamin E, unsaturated fats, magnesium, and antioxidants which help in increasing the blood flow. Regularly consume almonds also help the health of your liver.

Natural moisturizer
Pure oil that produced from almond is a natural moisturizer that keeps the skin from dryness. This almond oil naturally provides food and restore the dead skin cells.

Good for hair
Almond oil also contained the potent role in treating hair loss and increase hair growth.

Almonds nutrition facts

Almond seeds contain 49% oil, which is composed of 62% omega-9 fatty acid, 24% omega-6 fatty acid, palmitic acid and 6%. Oleum amygdalae, is a kind of oil obtained from almonds, which is classified as glyceryl oleate. This oil has a mild aroma and taste nuts, alcohol insoluble, but readily soluble in chloroform or ether. Almond seeds contain 26% carbohydrates (12% dietary fiber, 6.3% sugar, and 0.7% starch). 

Besides, almonds rich in vitamin E, which is 24 mg per 100 grams. Almond seeds also have a lot of unsaturated fatty acids, which can lower LDL cholesterol. Other nutrients found in almonds is vitamin B, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Below you can read almonds nutritional value table based on USDA National Nutrient database.

Almond claimed to have the benefits of accelerating the movement of food in the colon, and preventing colon cancer. Several recent studies linking almonds with a decrease in LDL cholesterol. Almonds also have anti-inflammatory / inflammation, strengthen the immune system, and protect the liver. But for some people, almonds can cause allergic symptoms vary from local symptoms (eg, contact urticaria) to systemic symptoms (eg, angioedema, urticaria, or also discomfort in the stomach / respiratory tract).

Nutritional value per 100 g
Energy2,408 kJ
Carbohydrates21.69 g

Water4.70 g
Vitamin A1 IU
beta-carotene1 μg
lutein and zeaxanthin1 μg
Thiamine0.211 mg
Riboflavin1.014 mg
Niacin3.385 mg
Pantothenic acid0.469 mg
Vitamin B60.143 mg
Folate50 μg
Choline52.1 mg
Vitamin E26.2 mg
Vitamin K0.0 μg
Calcium264 mg
Iron3.72 mg
Magnesium268 mg
Manganese2.285 mg
Phosphorus484 mg
Potassium705 mg
Sodium1 mg
Zinc3.08 mg
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