Almonds are packed with protein and help to prevent diseases such as gallstones, type 1 diabetes, colon cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, cholesterol and aid weight loss.
The health benefits of almonds include getting relief from constipation, respiratory disorders, cough, hearth disorders, anemia, and impotency. It also helps in hair care, skin care (psoriasis), and dental care.
They are a good source of manganese, copper and vitamin B2 which help to fight against the health damaging free radicals and increase oxygen-based energy production which promotes the antioxidant molecule, glutathione.
The flavonoids in the skin of the almonds, together with the vitamin E which is in the flesh of the nut, make almonds when eaten with the skin on, an extremely powerful antioxidant food with a double whammy effect. So try getting fresh almonds but if you can’t find any, don’t let that stop you from eating a couple of almonds a day.
Eat the almonds preferably on an empty stomach to ensure absorption of their nutrients. There are so many benefits of eating almonds that I have gone out and bought a big bag. Two handfuls of almonds everyday never hurt anybody !