Health Benefits of Almonds

I wondered why my mother would torture me everyday as a child to eat a few almonds before I left to school. She would soak them every night and peel and grind them or add them to milk. It all came to a point where I was absolutely tired of eating these nuts every single day of my life. It wasn’t until my adolescence that I became aware of the benefits that I reaped from this daily exercise.

Almonds are the king of nuts and are a rich source of protein and fiber. While they are high in their fat content and were not considered a healthy snack initially, this is not true any more. Almonds lower the bad cholesterol in your body and in turn help to reduce the risk of heart attacks and other disorders. They are good for your health as well as improve the texture of your skin and hair.

Eating nuts and using almond oil is a very popular practice throughout the globe. They are consumed either directly, as nut butters or with milk.

Some of the health benefits of almonds include almonds helping to nourish the brain and nervous system. The also help to enhance your intellectuality and endurance. Allying oil of the almond on a pulled or strained muscle provides instant relief.

Almond oil if applied to the hair or scalp helps to reduce hair fall. It helps to nourish your scalp and makes your hair thick and lustrous. The best way to use almond oil is to heat in a few degrees above room temperature and dip your finger tips into the oil. Massage it in slow gentle circular motions.

Using almond oil on your skin will soften your skin and improves your complexion. It reduces wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet and if you start using it in the earlier stages it delays the aging process. During the winter, almond oil is extremely helpful. It takes care of dry skin and reduces flakes and patches.

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