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The every season goodness of almonds

No, they don't just improve your memory, they do much more!

The every season goodness of almonds

Almonds enjoy the reputation of being a super-food that holds good for every season. They are also known for providing warmth to the body especially when the winters come knocking. One of the best and portable crunchy food to munch on anywhere, before workout meal or evening hunger, almond is always a healthy choice.

They can be eaten cooked, soaked in water or can be sauteed with salt or sugar. While they are healthy, they are also rich in calories which is why it is important to keep a check on their consumption in proportion to individuals physical activity.

Experts say eating four to five pieces of soaked almonds every day after a warm cup of water help maintain energy levels throughout the day and maintain healthy wellbeing.

Here are some of the health benefits of almonds

Nourished skin:  You must have noticed several moisturizers highlighting almonds as their main ingredient because they have been proven to keep skin healthy. It contains flavonoids, an important component for healthy skin and promotes healthy ageing.

Treats Anaemia: When red blood cells carry very less oxygen to the brain, that condition is referred to as anaemia. Eating almonds every day can help fight such diseases as they contain iron, vitamins and copper which help in producing more haemoglobin.

Helps in hair growth: Hair loss can happen due to deficiency of magnesium and eating almonds can help you generate thick strands and healthy hair.

Promote healthy eyesight: Usually, carrots are always awarded to support eyes but almonds do the same. Due to the high vitamin E present in it. Vitamin E protects your eyesight and prevents any type of abnormality.

Also read | Carrot: A healthy root vegetable for winters

Nutritional value of 24 whole unsalted almonds:

  • Calories: 164
  • Fat: 14.2g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6.1g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Sugars: 1.2g
  • Protein: 6g

Almonds are good for health, but they can also be harmful if consumed more than a need. Some can develop allergies and some can show the following symptoms-

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Irritation on skin
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fat gain

How can I add almonds to my diet? Here you go:

  • Crush them and sprinkle them on your evening namkeens and fruit shakes.
  • Bake the cake and add almonds to it.
  • To get the crunchy flavour you can saute almonds with salt and some sugar powder.
  • You can also choose almond milk instead of almond.
  • Garnish sweet dishes like Gulab Jamun, moong dal halwa, gajar halwa and a lot more with almonds and some other dry nuts.
  • Prepare homemade chocolates with almonds.

If you have any other ideas, share them with us in the comment section.