Archive December 2018

Almonds

Almond Blossom, Cherry Blossom

Almonds or Prunus dulcis, was mostly indigenous to the Mediterranean area, Middle-East, Turkey and South-East Asian states. The fruit of the tree can be consumed raw, toasted, or in the kind of almond milk.

Research has indicated that this fruit raises the High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) levels and reduces the LDL-Cholesterol levels. It’s a fantastic source of B-complex vitamins and dietary fiber. The a variety of health benefits of this fruit are described below.

Antioxidants | Anti-aging | Diabetes II | Cardiovascular disorders | High Blood Pressure | High blood levels | Obesity | Girls health | Skin Care | energy | Gallstones |

This helps:

Almonds, like the rest of the nuts, are low in carbs and high in good fats, proteins, fiber and essential micronutrients. Almonds contain substantial quantities of magnesium, which can be seen to be quite low in most diabetics. Magnesium is an important mineral which helps in keeping the glucose levels within the body, enhances the function of insulin together with helping in many body processes.

Almonds are extremely valuable in preventing several heart ailments. The calcium in almonds reduces elevated blood pressure. Almonds help to reduce the LDL cholesterol levels and raise the HDL cholesterol levels. They also prevent oxidation of LDL, which is a really important step in preventing plaque formation in the blood vessels.

Fat:

Some reports suggest that an almond-containing low-carb diet, rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, aids in lowering the weight quicker than a diet high in complex carbohydrates. Individuals who consume nuts twice per week are also less likely to gain weight

Power – 2,408 kJ (576 kcal)

Fat- 49.42 gram

Carbohydrates- 21.69 gram

Sugars- 3.89 g

Dietary fiber- 12.2 gram

Protein- 21.22 g

Water- 4.70 g

Vitamins

Vitamin A equiv.

Choline- 52.1 mg

Vitamin E- 26.2 mg

Niacin (B3)- 3.385 mg

Riboflavin (B2)- 1.014 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)- 0.469 mg

Thiamine (B1)- 0.211 mg

Vitamin B6- 0.143 mg

Folate (B9)- 50 μg

Beta-carotene- 1 μg

Lutein zeaxanthin- 1 μg

Vitamin A- 1 IU

Minerals

Potassium- 705 mg

Phosphorus- 484 mg

Magnesium- 268 mg

Calcium- 264 mg

Iron- 3.72 mg

Zinc- 3.08 mg

Manganese- 2.285 mg

Sodium- 1 mg

Source: USDA Nutrient Database No. 28