Almonds Health Benefits
Almonds are another nut we use, and benefit from, in our cuisine. They are present in the topping of many of our dishes, and in some of our desserts, and also at our Mezza tables, poached and soaked in fresh water.
That’s not all. We consume it through their three different stages as soon as they bloom in the trees in Spring with that lovely velvety green color.
At their first stage, when still Fruits and the core is still soft, we dip them in some salt and munch them whole and raw. We call them then Green Almond, or Loz Akhdar.
At their second stage, when the green outer part starts hardening, we bite them open, and eat only their so delicious cores. It is the core that is then turned into the crunchy Almond you most know.
Unlike the Pine Kernels, and most gifts of Mother Nature, the Almond can be consumed in its different stages, and we Lebanese gratefully and happily take advantage of it.
So, what do we gain from our consumption of Almonds in all their stages? Let’s take a look!
THE ALMOND HEALTH BENEFITS:
Numerous studies have confirmed the importance of consuming almond, and even its oil, on a regular basis. This is why:
- contain large amount of Antioxidant
- help lower high Blood Pressure, maintain healthy Cholesterol, impede Arteries’ Clogging, and hence Heart Diseases
- Help with satiety, hence Weight-Loss, due to its large proportion of fiber and protein. Recommended consuming between meals).
- are rich in omega-9 fatty acids and vitamin E
- reduce risk of Diabetes
- are rich in calcium and magnesium, which are beneficial to bones and stress-relief.
- help with brain development
- prevent Alzheimer
- Boost energy and immune system
- Lower risk of colon cancer
- Prevent constipation
- Prevent osteoporosis and improve bone health
- Nourish skin and improve its complexion
- Almond Oil, when consumed after a meal, absorbs stomach acidity and juice, and protects the wall of the stomach.
To Your Good Health!
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