The Health Benefits of Almonds

By admin | Healthy meals

Apr 29

Almond is a nut and technically a seed of the almond fruit. Almonds have many nutritional benefits and are super healthy. Almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. The main health benefits are highlighted in this blog.

Good for your brain!

Almonds are good for your brain. Almonds contain riboflavin and L-carnitine, two key nutrients who positively affect neurological activity and prevent cognitive decline.

Powerful antioxidants

Almond are a great source of vitamin E,  a powerful antioxidant that serves to protect cells against damaging free radicals and support immune function. Several studies have linked higher vitamin E intake with lower rates of heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Next to that vitamin E and magnesium are two nutrients that many people (certainly vegans) lack in their diet.

Strong bones

Almonds contain several key minerals for bone health, including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and zinc. These are important for maintaining strong bones.

Protect your heart

Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fats which can help lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of blood clots and lower blood pressure.

Nutritional Profile Almonds

This chart is based on 23 grams of Almonds and is expressed in Daily Value (DV%) 

Biotin 49 %
Vitamin E 40 %
Manganese 27 %
Copper 26 %
Vitamin B2 18 %
Phosphorus 16 %
Magnesium 15 %
Molbydenum 15 %
Fiber 11 %

For more information on the nutritional profile of almonds please visit: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=20#nutritionalprofile

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