Almonds are seeds of the tree Prunus dulcis. Almond seeds have a hard shell outside which is not consumed. Unshelled Almonds have a brown seed coat which is very rich in Antioxidants, fighting agents of cancer.
Almonds are rich in antioxidants and vitamin E which fights cancer and Oxidative stress.
Almonds have a very low Glycemic Index (the ability of carbohydrates to raise blood sugar levels) which is good for Diabetic patients. Also, Almonds improves insulin function and lowers blood sugar levels.
Almonds are proven to reduce LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and triglyceride levels and increase or manage HDL (high-density lipoprotein). Almonds are good for high cholesterol patients.
Almonds are rich in Potassium and Magnesium which lowers high blood pressure levels (both systolic and diastolic). Hence Almonds improves cardiovascular health.
Almonds are rich in vitamin E and antioxidants which improve brain function.
Almonds are much in Pottasium and Calcium which strengthens bones and prevents risks of Osteoporosis.
Almonds are proven to be good for Skin and Hair. Also Almonds aid in weight loss.
Almonds can be consumed directly or added to cakes, cupcakes, muffins, ice creams, salads, puddings, morning cereals, out meals, granola bars, chocolate bars and pancakes.
Almonds can be grounded and added to your morning milk or can be used to make vegan milk.