Sunday, January 27, 2013

Benefits of Almonds

Nuts are known for many health benefits.

One of my favourite nut would be Almond ----Tasty and nutritious ! 

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Benefits of Almond


  • Reduce Heart attack risk- Almond contains high amount of monounsaturated fats which are the fats commonly found in olive oil. Apart they also contain potassium, magnesium,antioxidants and vitamin E which helps reduce heart disease. Taking 5 servings of nuts in a week were found to reduce 50% of heart attack risk. 
  • Regulates cholesterol- Rise the level of high density lipoproteins (HDL) and lowers the level of low density lipoproteins (LDL) which effectively balances cholesterol levels 
  • Help to lose weight- Almonds' healthy fats and low calories are a good substitute for people who wants to shed their weight.
  • Reduce risk of diabetes- Almonds reduces blood sugar and insulin level after meals.
  • Good for energy production- Almond is a good source of maganese and copper. These elements aids in energy production. 

Recommended serving

- One serving of nuts a day is sufficient. 1 serving- 8 pieces of almonds


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