Almond

"The fruit of the almond is a fleshy fruit with thin skin, consisting of an outer hull and a hard shell with the seed inside"

Almond can be used in various forms like raw, almond oil or almond syrup.

Almond is rich in Energy, fat, Carbohydrate, protein, Vitamins and minerals.

Benefits of Almonds

Health benefits of almonds are more than what we can think with its constituents in it. To name few it not only make us relief from constipation, respiratory disorders, coughs, heart disorders, anemia, impotency, and diabetes as well as it also helps in making healthy hair, helps in skin diseases and dental care as per Dr. Ritika Sinha.

Other benefits are:


Children healthy brain

  • Most commonly known just soak 5-6 pieces of almond overnight in water and after removing its outer shell we can give it to children every morning or can be consumed by us also.
  • Almonds contains two vital brain nutrients, riboflavin and L-carnitine, which helps in increasing brain activities.


Healthy bones

Almond is beneficial in making healthy bones as it has phosphorus is its composition. So try to eat 4-5 almonds or one can make a milk shake with few almonds crushed in it every morning during breakfast.


Reduces cholesterol and heart risk

  • Almonds have Monounsaturated Fatty Acids which reduces bad cholesterol.
  • Almonds are good sources of protein, potassium and magnesium, which are necessary for a healthy cardiovascular system.
  • Regular intake of 4-5 almonds daily in your diet supplements can help in controlling the cholesterol levels and reduces the heart risks also.
  • Almonds have potassium in it which helps to regulates blood pressure as well as almonds are very low in sodium which maintains blood pressure.


Skin care

  • The regular consumption of 5-6 almonds daily and the proper external application of soaked almonds can make your skin glow.
  • Almonds have Vitamin E and other antioxidants present in it which acts as anti-ageing also.
  • Making paste of soaked almonds with milk, lemon or honey to it will be a good scrub and gives skin a fresh look.
  • Applying Almond oil daily on lips can reduce blackness and rejuvenate lips.
  • Mashed almonds with cream can also be used as a mask everyday and its acts as a natural moisturizer.


Eye care

  • If you have dark circle under your eyes almond oil can be a great source of controlling it.
  • Take few drops of almond oil to massage your skin under the eyes every day for a month and you will see drastic reduction in those black circles.

 

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