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Almonds are forever – the healthy snack

A handful of almonds per day offers an essential pack of nutrition to your body. They are rich in monounsaturated fats, fiber, proteins, Vitamin E, Manganese, Magnesium and other nutrients.

Being a powerhouse of nutrients and a ‘close to perfect’ food, Almonds offer many health benefits,

  1. Rich in Anti-oxidants: Almonds are high in anti-oxidants that can protect your cells from oxidative damage, a major reason for ageing and disease.
  2. Best source for Vitamin E: Almonds are the best source for Vitamin E, which is linked to numerous health benefits
  3. Assists in controlling blood sugar: Almonds are rich in magnesium that helps control blood sugar. 25% to 38% of people with type-2 diabetes are deficient in magnesium. Intake of almonds may offer major improvements for metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes.
  4. Helps in lowering blood pressure: Deficiency in magnesium is strongly associated with high blood pressure levels. Intake of magnesium rich almonds can help control blood pressure
  5. Supports Reduction of LDL cholesterol: Eating a handful of almonds everyday can result in mild reduction of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in your blood, potentially reducing the risk of ‘heart diseases’
  6. Prevents oxidation of LDL cholesterol: Almonds do prevent LDL cholesterol from oxidation, which is crucial in preventing the development of heart diseases. Snacking on almonds has been shown to significantly reduce ‘oxidised LDL’.
  7. Effective in ‘weight loss’: Almonds are low in ‘carb’ and high in proteins and fibers. Due to their satiating properties, in general, nuts are a great addition to a ‘weight loss’ diet. Studies have established that almonds can enhance weight loss.

Eating 8-10 almonds a day is a wholesome snack that never makes you feel guilty.