If you are one of the Desi kid who has grown up in a household that believes in good health, then there’s no way that you haven’t heard your mum yell at you for not having the 'badam' that she left soaking overnight. You may, or may not like them; but almonds have been attributed to intelligence in most Indian households, and you’ve quietly accepted their place in your diet, without questions.
But, did you know there’s more to almonds. They are a natural fix to a lot of your ailments. And while they may be the least favourite member of the nut family, here’s why including them in your daily routine might just be a great addition to your good health!
Keeps Diabetes away
We are sure that you didn’t know controlling sugar had anything to do with almonds! The rise in glucose and insulin levels can be reduced with just a little help from almonds every day. They help regulate the absorption and processing of glucose, making the entire process much smoother, and subsequently safer.
Strengthens immune system
Food products such as meat, wheat, refined sugar, and processed items can make the body to produce acid. An equal amount of alkaline foods is needed to balance out the acidic levels in the body, and this is where almonds step in. Apart from being a good source of alkali materials, they seek out all damaging elements in the body that can promote chronic diseases and can be hazardous to the body’s organs.
Helps in Cholesterol maintenance
Consuming almonds on a regular basis can increase the high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol levels and reduce the low-density lipoproteins (LDL) cholesterol levels - maintaining a balance which is vital for your body to function effectively.
Helps with Natural antioxidants
The vitamin E found in almonds has properties that prevent tissues from oxidative damage that a single spoon of almond butter could provide up to 30% of your daily Vitamin E requirement.