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Health Benefits of Almonds: Scientific Facts for You

Updated on November 26, 2015

The scientific name of Almond is Prunus Dulcis. It is a native plant of the Middle East and South Asia. Almond is known to man for ages. The health benefits of Almond were also well known to the ancients.

Almonds are rich with Vitamin E, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc, Iron and some other vitamins. The fruit is a good source of natural fiber. There are high amounts of Calcium in it, too.That is why almonds are beneficial for bones and teeth.

This fruit is a good choice for vegetarians because of having a good amount of monounsaturated fat. Such fat is rare in other vegan foods.

Almonds for Weight loss

Almonds are rich in nutrients, but the most importantly it is rich in good fat If you take some almonds as food to replace some fat rich foods, it will definitely help you for your weight loss. Though Almonds contain fat, this fat does not increase your body weight.

According to a study conducted by a group of researchers, a diet with Almonds is proven more beneficial for weight loss than a high carbohydrate diet. The study result was average 18% weight loss in 24 weeks. The total caloric value of their diet was 1000 per day.

“The message that almonds, in and of themselves, are a heart-healthy snack, should be emphasized to consumers. Moreover, when almonds are incorporated into a healthy, balanced diet, the benefits are even greater.” -- Claire E. Berryman

Healthy Heart and Almonds

Almonds are helpful to keep your heart healthy.It helps to keep the LDL low which reduces the risk of heart diseases.

Because of the low levels of saturated fat and cholesterol, it is now medically authenticated that almonds are beneficial for hearts.

Almonds for Diabetics Patients:

Almonds have almost no carbohydrates but they are rich in proteins. The patients of diabetics or who are in pre-diabetics stage should have to eat as less carbohydrates as possible. That is why almonds can be safely used as a source of protein to them.

For Blood

Almonds are good for blood. These fruits contain a good amount of Potassium. Potassium is needed in blood. The presence of monounsaturated fats cleans the blood from bad cholesterols.

Skin Care

This fruit helps to keep our skin healthy. The presence of Vitamin is very helpful to keep one’s skin glowing and young. It is a antioxidant too which helps to hide age marks from skin.

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Bone Health

Almonds are really beneficial for the health of your bones. It has a considerable amount of Calcium. Calcium is one of the main founding elements of our bones, nails and teeth.

There is also vitamin D in almonds which is equally essential for the health of human bones.

Good for Brain:

According to some studies Almonds are good for formation of brains. It is beneficial for the growing children. 2-3 pieces of almonds soaked in water can be served daily to growing kids.

Name and Quantity of Vitamins in Almond

VITAMIN
Amount / 100g
A
0.002
B1
0.19
B2
1.4
B3
3.9
B5
0.47
B6
0.14
B9
0.029
C
0
E
26.2

VITAMINS IN ALMOND CHART (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

"From this report, almonds emerge as a great overall snack.... They're high in healthful monounsaturated fat, vegetable protein and fiber, and they provide several other nutrients as well. For something so small, they're really packed with good nutrition." -- David J.A. Jenkins, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc

Good for Regulating Blood Pressure

We have known earlier that Almonds are rich in Potassium. This metallic element can regulate our blood pressure.

During Pregnancy and Child Birth

As almonds are rich in protein it is a very good food for a would be mother. During the time of pregnancy this nut can be considered as a source of nutrients for both mother and child. The presence of folic acid which helps during child birth.

Almond Flowers
Almond Flowers

Almonds to Prevent Cancer

We know that almonds have natural diets. That is why they help to clean and smooth operation of colons. In this way they prevent colon cancer. Farther, researches are going on about it.

Prevention of constipation

The natural fibers present in almonds help to prevent constipation. Every medical specialists suggest to eat fiber rich foods to get rid of this problem.

There are many more health benefits of this magic fruit. I have discussed the importnat one's in short to give you an idea about the topic.

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Raisins and Almonds: A Beautiful Poem by Abraham Goldfaden



" Under baby's cradle in the night

Stands a goat so soft and snowy white

The goat will go to the market

To bring you wonderful treats

He'll bring you raisins and almonds

Sleep, my little one, sleep "

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      MaryBeth Walz 4 years ago from Maine

      Great information. I have happy memories of eating them raw from a tree in Corsica when I was a kid. I loved the flavor but have never been able to find fresh ones since.

      Voted up and shared!

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you mbwalz for stopping and passing a comment. You are a Corsican then. The people of the Mediterranean.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      great hub! love the flowers..so this is what almonds looks like :) Love this!

      xoxo,M.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Almonds flowers are beautiful. Thank you unknown spy ( you are not James Bond then! )

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      MaryBeth Walz 4 years ago from Maine

      pinappu - not Corsican but lucky enough to have stayed there for a couple months when I was growing up! I have written stories/hubs about those times.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Mbwalz you are really lucky, actually sun shiny worm Mediterranean with its blue sea water and vine graves has a queer effect on me ( but I have never gone there ). I'll sure those hubs of yours.

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Great things to know about almonds. Wonderful pictures.

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      hi friend 4 years ago from India

      interesting hub

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Thank you very much wetnosedogs and hi friend

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