Health Benefits of Almonds

Good for:

Digestive system

Immune system

Heart and circulation

Hair, skin and eyes

Bones and muscles

Vitamins: vitamin A, B2, B6, niacin, thiamine, folic acid, folate,

Minerals: manganese, magnesium, tryptophan, copper, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, calcium

Almonds are tiny nutrient powerhouses that should be eaten regularly to reap their amazing health benefits. Not only are they delicious but they are incredibly versatile and can be eaten raw as a healthy snack or used in all types of cooking: from replacing wheat flour in baking to adding extra protein to curry sauces.

Although known as a nut, almonds are technically a seed. They are high in monounsaturated fats which has many health benefits.  Just 1 ounce of almonds provide the body with 1/8 of the body’s daily protein requirements.

The high levels of the powerful antioxidant vitamin E, make almonds fantastic for dry skin conditions, keeping the complexion clear and warding off premature ageing of the skin.

Almonds are one of the few nuts that are alkalising to the body; which makes them essential for a healthy immune system.

Because of their high fat content, almonds take a long time to digest, which means they keep us feeling full for longer. In trials it has been noted that almonds control the appetite and thus aid in weight-loss.

Almonds are a fantastic source of calcium making them an excellent addition to the diet for those who are dairy intolerant.