Here are some positive changes that your body will go through, if you start adding almonds to your daily diet.
Almonds are welcomed in almost any healthy diet – from Keto to vegan and Paleo. They can definitely be consumed as snacks between the most important meals of the day. It is enough to consume only 6 almonds per day and after a while you will begin to feel the surprising benefits of this super food.
1. A softer skin and a cleaner complexion
If nature would throw a contest for the most nutritious food, almonds would definitely be among the finalists. Apart from being a delicious source of vitamins, minerals and healthy fats, almonds bring important benefits to your hair and skin.
If you have dry and fragile skin, you should know that the daily intake of almonds, as well as the use of the oil obtained from them, will help you to better moisturize it. These nuts are recommended even for alleviating various conditions specific to dry skin (such as atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema).
If you have a complexion prone to acne (mixed or fatty skin), here’s the good news: a study has shown that supplementing diet with vitamin A and vitamin E helps improving the appearance of your skin, as acne is aggravated by the deficiency of these two vitamins. Almonds have 31% of vitamin E and 10% of vitamin A from the recommended daily dose.
Even the aged skin can benefit from the consumption of these nuts or the application of the oil obtained from their pressing. Can you guess what was the anti-aging secret of the beautiful Cleopatra, the Egyptian queen? None other than almonds! The most famous queen in ancient history added these nuts both in her diet and in her daily skin care ritual, and that was a great idea. Due to the high content of healthy fats (Omega-6), vitamin E and antioxidants, almonds contribute to a visible delay in skin aging.
By the way, this super food is recommended for women who have recently given birth, because it helps them recover faster and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
2. Beautiful hair, healthier scalp
Hair health is directly influenced by scalp health and vice versa. Regular consumption of almonds increases your intake of essential nutrients, such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids, as well as vitamins A and B2, two allies needed to fight dandruff, hair damage and inflammation of the scalp.
In addition, the intake of magnesium, zinc, Omega-3 and Omega-6 from almonds stimulates hair growth, the vitamin E strengthens it and makes it more resistant, and vitamin B ensures its shine and longevity. Moreover, regular massage of the hair with almond oil delays the appearance of white hairs.
3. Weight control
Healthy fats, proteins, and fiber in almonds help control weight, due to the fact that they keep you full for longer periods of time, which can prevent you from eating unhealthy foods or snacks. These nuts keep the blood sugar level more stable compared to a low fat meal.
Whole, raw, fried, grounded or consumed as flakes – there are so many ways you can enjoy the unmistakable taste of almonds, and no matter how you choose to integrate them into your daily diet, the health benefits will be incredible.