Let’s all go nuts over almonds!
The almond is a highly nutritious, effective health-building food for the body and mind. It is also a valuable food remedy for common ailments. The thin-skinned among the sweet variety is best for use. It is one of the best nut and seed foods.
These days almond milk is very popular. You can even make it yourself! Grind blanched almonds to a smooth paste then add sugar and cold boiled water. You want it to have the consistency of milk for a nutritious, healthy drink rich in vitamins. It is more easily digestible than cow’s milk making it an ideal wholesome drink for children.
Almond butter is another way to enjoy them. It is beneficial for older people who don’t get enough proteins in their diets. Besides the intake of high calorie protein, other ingredients contained in almonds are easily digestible.
For myself, I enjoy them roasted whole as a healthy snack. One serving is a quarter cup and it is not uncommon to find a snack bag of almonds on my desk.
Almonds: Mother Nature’s Health-Building Food
• In preserving the vitality of the brain, strengthening the muscles and prolonging life.
• Face pack made from almond paste mixed with milk cream and rose bud paste is an effective beauty aid.
• The vitamin E in almonds help to prevent premature appearance of wrinkles, black heads, pimples and dry skin.
• Heart healthy almonds help prevent plaque build-up in our arteries. They help lower LDL cholesterol levels too.
• A useful food remedy for anemia as it contains copper, iron and vitamins.
• A handful of almonds, approximately 7-10 taken at nighttime with or without hot milk is beneficial in the treatment of constipation.
Another way I enjoy almonds is in a smoothie. Have you tried my Peanut Butter Banana Almond Heart Healthy Smoothie? It tastes too good be healthy 🙂
Did you know almonds were so healthy? How do you include them to your healthy diet? I’d love to share your thoughts about almonds with everyone! You can leave your comments below.
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