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Almonds - the super food that we need
For time immemorial, almonds have been assigned the role of memory booster, hair growth ally and skin health trooper for a long time. The virtues of almonds are extolled in every Indian household. Since they deliver massive amounts of nutrients to the body, we at Wild Date, have chosen slow pan roasted almonds, as one of the key ingredients in our snack bars and hunger busters. A handful of almonds in a day are great for your health. Here are some of the top benefits.
Almonds help digestion
Since almonds are high in fiber content, they are great for gut health. Eating a handful of almonds or drinking a glass of almond milk can keep the gastrointestinal tract healthy and prevent constipation or other gut anomalies. Almonds also promote healthy bacteria in your gut, which helps to digest food and even fight off illnesses. Since almonds are rich in fiber and quite filling, they can also help in losing weight. A small almond snack goes a long way in filling you up, without craving for extra and unnecessary snacking.
Boosts skin and hair health
Almonds contribute hugely to the health of skin and hair. Almonds have inherent healthy fats that work like magic on dry and flaky skin. They also add a boost of Vitamin A and E, which further add to keeping the skin healthy. Add a few almonds to your daily diet for consistently good skin and hair.
Almonds protect from heart disease
In addition to boosting the health of our skin, hair and gut, almonds are known for their contribution to helping the health of the heart as well. The unsaturated fats in almonds are good for the heart. They can lower the bad cholesterol in the body and alleviate its negative effect, therefore aiding prevention of cardio vascular disease. Almonds are also high in vitamin E, which helps to stave off infection and boost your immune system. One has to be slightly careful on the number of almonds, as they are high on calories.
Aide in creation of healthy cells
Not only are almonds packed with healthy fats and protein, but they’re also rich in antioxidants that help in cell growth. These plant compounds can protect your cells from oxidation and premature aging. You can incorporate an antioxidant-rich snack by enjoying a bowl of almonds and berries in your day.
Reduces the risk of diabetes
Amongst the many health benefits of almonds, keeping diabetes at bay is one of the most critical. Studies show that eating almonds slows down the absorption of the carbohydrates. That’s why almonds are recommended to add in cereals and desserts. This buffering effect from the protein and fats in almonds has been proven to lower risk for developing high blood sugar and diabetes.
These are only a few of the top benefits of almonds. That’s why we have chosen this as one of our hero ingredients. Find slow pan roasted almonds in many of our snack bar and hunger buster variants.