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Almonds health benefits - Part 1

As the king of nuts, almond is the healthiest and most nutritious nut. Almonds are rich in almost all the elements which are required by the body. It is an effective health-building food for the body and mind, and also a precious food remedy for several common diseases. Almonds are loaded with healthy fats, proteins, minerals and vitamins. With extremely good taste, this dry fruit has various health benefits as well. Almond is quite essential for hair care, skin care and dental care as well.

Constipation relief, heart related conditions cures, impotency and diabetes natural treatments, respiratory disorder cures and treatments are the major health benefits of almond oil.

Almonds are of two types, bitter Almond and sweet Almond. The sweet variety is available in thin-skinned and thick-skinned. The thin-skinned almond known as Kagzi in vernacular and is the best for use. Sweet Almond is used for making sweets, milk products, salad and many others. The bitter variety of almonds contains an ingredient known as prussic acid, a deadly poison. Therefore, they should not be used for eating purpose but they are used for extracting oil. Almonds have also some commercial importance. Commercially, they are used in the production of almond oil, perfume and cosmetics.

People can consume almond nuts as a quick snack and also they can prepare a juice of fresh fruits or vegetables with these nuts for the drinking purpose. Preferably, almonds are eaten at empty stomach to ensure absorption of their nutrients. Basically, almonds consist of various nutrition, and zinc, copper, selenium, vitamin E, niacin is some of them that shows its capacity for various health benefits.

Nutrition value of Almond:


• Carbohydrate

• Dietary Fiber

• Insoluble Fiber


• Saturated Fat

• Mono Saturated Fat

• Poly Saturated Fat



• Riboflavin

• Niacin

• Vitamin E

• Thiamin

• Folate

• Vitamin B

• Biotin


• Potassium

• Iron

• Calcium

• Zinc

• Copper

• Magnesium

• Phosphorous

Almonds for brain:

Almond is a source of many nutrients which helps in improvement of the brain development. To enhance brain power is one of the most remarkable health benefits of almond. Nutrient riboflavin and L-carnitine are the two elements which are required by all people for the good memory. These elements can be found in an abundant amount in almonds.

Almond induces high intellectual level and has been measured as an important food item for growing children.

Almonds consist of many nutrients, agents and properties that are very helpful in the development of brain as it helps to strengthen up memory power while nourishing brain cells with essential nutrients.

As it is an essential food item for growing children, many mothers give almonds soaked in water to their children daily in the morning. 2-3 pieces of soaked almonds are good enough for growing children. You can also eliminate the outer shell of almond if it causes allergy to you. Almond has nourishing effect on brain cells and so almond oil massage on the head of a new born baby is always essential for right growth of a baby’s brain.

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