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Ten important reasons to eat almonds every day

Almonds contain many nutrients and are among the most popular types of nuts in the world. Originating in Central Asia and now widespread throughout the world, they have many benefits for our body. Almonds are a great healthy snack full of nutrients. In addition, when preparing various baked desserts, you can replace a portion of normal flour with almond flour - this will make the desserts healthier, but also softer.

Almonds are rich in vitamins B1, B2 and vitamin E. Besides vitamins, there is no shortage of minerals such as manganese, magnesium, calcium, copper, phosphorus and zinc.

Let's find out together ten reasons why you should eat them every day.

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Ten important reasons to eat almonds every day
Almonds contain many nutrients and are among the most popular types of nuts in the world. Originating in Central Asia and now widespread throughout the world, they have many benefits for our body. Almonds are a great healthy snack full of nutrients. In addition, when preparing various baked desserts, you can replace a portion of normal flour with almond flour - this will make the desserts healthier, but also softer.Almonds are rich in vitamins B1, B2 and vitamin E. Besides vitamins, there is no shortage of minerals such as manganese, magnesium, calcium, copper, phosphorus and zinc.
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Almonds are rich in antioxidants
Almonds are a fantastic source of antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect against oxidative stress, which can damage molecules in cells and contribute to inflammation, ageing and diseases such as cancer. The powerful antioxidants in almonds are largely concentrated in the brown layer of their skin. (Source: healthline.com)
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Almonds: high mineral content
The mineral most represented in almonds is magnesium (100 g of shelled almonds contain about 270 mg). Iron is about 3 mg, calcium 220 mg. (Source: wikipedia)
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Type 2 diabetes and hypercholesterolemia
Almonds are particularly suitable in the diets of individuals with chronic and metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and hypercholesterolaemia. Two scientific studies support this thesis. In a first study, it was shown that 56 g of almonds introduced into the daily diet have beneficial effects on glycaemic control, lipid profile and fat deposits. These effects would appear to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. (Source: wikipedia)
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Almonds: the study from the American Diabetes Association
The other study, conducted by the American Diabetes Association, found that a diet including 20 per cent of calories from almonds over a 16-week period increased insulin sensitivity and decreased LDL-cholesterol levels in people with pre-diabetes.(Source: wikipedia)
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Almonds are rich in vitamin E
Vitamin E is a family of fat-soluble antioxidants. The powerful antioxidant action of vitamin E is useful in the prevention of cancer and all diseases related to cellular ageingAlmonds are among the world's best sources of vitamin E. Just 1 ounce (about 28 grams) provides 48% of the daily requirement: (Source: healthline.com)
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Blood pressure
Magnesium in almonds can also help reduce blood pressure levels. A magnesium deficiency is strongly linked to hypertension. High blood pressure is one of the main causes of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. (Source: healthline.com)
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Almonds may lower cholesterol levels
High levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in the blood - also known as 'bad' cholesterol - are a known risk factor for heart disease. Your diet can have an important effect on LDL levels. Some studies have suggested that almonds may be effective in lowering LDL. (Source: healthline.com)
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Eating almonds reduces hunger
Almonds are rich in protein and fibre. Both protein and fibre are known to increase the feeling of fullness. This can help you prevent overeating. (Source: healthline.com)
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Almonds for bone health
Almonds are considered among the best foods for bones. Rich in calcium and potassium, almonds contribute to the maintenance of healthy, strong bones. (Source: cure-naturals.com)
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An excellent source of energy
Almonds are an excellent source of healthy alternative energy to carbohydrates, so that you do not have to deal with energy drops during the day.
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Almonds help you lose weight
Almonds can be effective for weight loss.  Some evidence suggests that eating walnuts may slightly increase metabolism. (Source: healthline.com)
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How many almonds can you eat?
Almonds and other nuts are very high in calories. Therefore, it is important to be aware when snacking on almonds and other nuts. As with all foods, moderation is key. The ideal dose for a healthy adult is about 15 or so almonds per day, plus or minus 30/35 g, to simplify, a handful. One should not exceed 40 g per day (Source: cure-naturali.it)
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