Friday, 29 May 2015

The Benefits of Almonds for Heart

The Peeled Almonds
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The almonds contain several health benefits and the chief among them is the use in increasing the memory. Almonds contain several vitamins and nutrients like vitamin E, zinc, calcium, magnesium, omega 3 fatty acids etc. 

Why Wet Almonds 
The people dislike the idea of eating the water soaked or wet almonds. But they should reconsider the decision as the intake of wet almonds is far better than dry ones. The nutrients get properly absorbed if the almonds are soaked overnight and the peels are taken off. It is due to the reason that the tannin present in the brown peels of the almonds inhibit the absorption of nutrients in the body. The wet almonds also help in digestion and have several other benefits.  

Weight Loss
The almonds help in weight loss as the monounsaturated fats stop the feeling of hunger and give the sensation of being full. The wet almond is a rich source of antioxidant and therefore reduces the free radicals in the body and helps in longevity. 
The vitamins and folic acids in almonds fight against cancer and replenish the inborn deficiencies.

Controls Bad Cholesterol
The problem of increased cholesterol is becoming very common and is the cause of several diseases. The high levels of cholesterol block the arteries of the heart and cause heart problems. In such cases the almond is very beneficial. It helps to increase the levels of good cholesterol in the body and reduces the bad cholesterol. 

Healthy Heart
Almond is a strong antioxidant and helps to stop the oxidation of LDL cholesterol in the body. This property of almonds leads to healthy heart, completely saves the system of the heart from several damages and reduces the oxidative stress on heart. Those suffering from any type of heart problem should include wet almonds in their regular diet.

High Blood Pressure
The almonds are also helpful in high blood pressure. The intake of almond increases the levels of alpha tocopherol in the blood which plays an important role in regulating any type of blood pressure. 

Diabetes and Memory
The intake of wet and peeled almond increases the memory of the children and adults. 
Almonds regulate the levels of sugar and insulin in the body and is good to save from the diabetes. 

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