Discover the healthy properties of the Almond
The Almond is a fruit that besides being delicious, has several fantastic properties for our health, being a source of fiber, calcium, iron, vitamin E, protein, magnesium and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
So far, we know that it is a nutritionally rich food, but do you know how these properties act on your health? Discover 4 reasons to include this oleaginous fruit in your meals.
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1. Promotes weight loss
Although almond is a caloric food, if consumed in a moderate way, it can be an excellent ally for those who want to lose weight. For being rich in fiber, it increases the feeling of satiety, which will help to control the appetite. The consumption of only 28g of this fruit daily, correspond to about 14% of the daily fiber needs.
2. Prevents the appearance of cramps
The lack of magnesium, calcium and also potassium, makes us more susceptible to the appearance of cramps. Being almond a food rich in magnesium and calcium in its composition, it will help in the muscle contraction. Magnesium relaxes the muscle and calcium stimulates contractions.
3. Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
As a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, the regular consumption of almonds promotes the protection of the body against cardiovascular diseases. Despite being a food rich in fats, they are considered healthy fats, so it helps to lower the levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and in turn, increases the levels of HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol), and consequently decreases the risk of heart attacks.
4. Contributes to healthier skin
The almond is rich in vitamin E, which acts as an excellent antioxidant that protects the skin against UV rays and prevents premature aging. Vitamin E also has a protective action of the collagen proteins, essential to maintain the elasticity and youthful appearance of the skin. The daily consumption of 28g of almonds correspond to about 37% of the necessary vitamin E per day.
How to use Almond
Almond is a very versatile food and can be used as a simple snack to have near you whenever you feel hungry, or to include in delicious recipes. By adding almonds to cakes or desserts, it reduces the speed of the sugar absorption and the associated blood glucose spikes. Benefit from the fantastic properties of this nut while enjoying your favorite desserts and snacks. Take the opportunity to see some delicious dessert suggestions such as the Phyllo Pastry Pillow with Pear & Port Wine Jam or the Pie with Pumpkin Jam with Almond. Also use almond in your snacks, as in Pumpkin Pancakes with Pumpkin Jam with Almond or surprise friends and family with some delicious Appetizers.
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