The Many Ways Almonds are Good for You
The benefits of the nutritional nut for your heart, skin, and overall health
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
February 8, 2022
National Almond Day is February 16. If you haven’t already incorporated the nut into your daily diet, here are some healthy reasons to grab a handful.
The fiber in almonds can help keep your gastrointestinal tract moving. Almonds can also promote healthy bacteria in your gut.
Almonds are higher in fiber, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin, and niacin than any other tree nut. Almonds are among the world's best sources of vitamin E. A one-ounce serving provides 37% of the Recommended Daily Intake.
A low dose of almonds, about 10 grams a day consumed before breakfast, can increase HDL (high-density lipoprotein) or “good” cholesterol. Almonds are low in saturated fatty acids and rich in unsaturated fatty acids. And they have been found to have a consistent LDL-C-lowering effect in healthy individuals and individuals with high cholesterol and diabetes, making them a heart-friendly snack.
Nuts, like almonds, contain fat, protein, and fiber, which helps control blood sugar, keeping intense sugar cravings in check. They also help keep you feeling full.
Vitamin E and essential minerals in almond oil may be beneficial in slowing down premature aging of the skin and reducing the formation of wrinkles. Almond oil can also reduce skin itching and swelling, making it great for fighting dry or sensitive skin.