Meet this incredible all-rounder

Meet this incredible all-rounder

The almond, botanically a stone fruit (or drupe), is not just delicious, but is also associated with several health benefits.

Just a handful of almonds contain one-eighth of our necessary daily protein. Almonds, packed with antioxidants, high in Vitamins E, A, D and B, also contain essential minerals and healthy fats and are rich in oleic and linoleic acids.

Almonds are used in our day-to-day lives in many different ways. They can be eaten raw as a healthy snack, as a base ingredient in almond butter, almond milk or almond flour.

Almonds are a treat to the eyes, the stomach as well as the brain. Not only are they used as a healthy solution for relief from constipation, respiratory disorders and coughs, but studies show that almonds are very good for the brain. Almonds contain vital nutrients, help in increasing brain activity, and lower the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease.

 Among its various other health benefits, cholesterol reduction is the most celebrated advantage of munching on almonds.

Almond milk, too, has numerous health benefits. A cup of almond milk contains only 60 calories, and makes for a great substitute for whole milk as well as skimmed milk, especially for those looking to lose or maintain their current weight. It also makes for a perfect alternative for lactose-intolerant individuals.

Due to its high nutrient content, the oil extracted from almonds is used not only for beauty products, but also as a medicinal oil for treating certain skin disorders.

Almond oil helps wounds heal faster. It also aids in getting rid of dandruff from the scalp.
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