Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Health benefits of Almonds

Almond is a one of the healthiest and most nutritious nuts of all. It is an valuable health building food for the body and mind. Almond is available in 2 types, bitter Almond and sweet Almond. Bitter Almond is used for extracting oil and Sweet Almond is used for making sweets, milk products, salad and many others.
  • Almond is rich in Vitamin E which is antioxidant that can help to reduce the chance of heart attack. Other than this Almond contains protein and potassium which is good for heart health.
  • Almond is low in saturated fat which helps in prevention of cancer.
  • Minerals and vitamins are good for development & health of brain, which are present in Almond.
  • Almond contains magnesium and iron which is useful for treatments of anemia.
  • Almond is helpful in strengthening of bones, as it contains calcium and magnesium.
  • Eating Almond regularly reduces the bad cholesterol and increases the good cholesterol in the body.
  • Almond contains lots of fiber, which is good for the digestion system and avoid constipation problem.
  • Potassium which is helpful to control the blood pressure is present good amount in Almond.
  • Massaging Almond oil on scalp is effective in treatment of falling hair.
  • Almonds also helps to control blood sugar after meals.
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