17 Benefits of Almonds- Prized fruit since the biblical times

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Know Your Almonds: Health Benefits Of Almonds

The word “almond” is derived from Old French almande or alemande.  Almond is an ancient food that has found mention in historical texts, including the Bible and thought to have originated in regions in western Asia and North Africa. Within the genus Prunus, the almond that we think of as a nut, is technically a drupe, the seed of the fruit of the almond tree, a medium-size tree that bears fragrant pink and white flowers, belonging to the peach, cherry and apricot family of trees.


Wonderfully delicious, almonds have long been revered as the epitome of wellness and health. The nuts are among the richest sources of health-benefiting nutrients essential for optimum health. In recent years, it is being cultivated in many regions of the world as an important commercial crop. Learn what healing powers these humble nut processes:

Lowers Cholesterol: Almonds increases levels of vitamin E, in the plasma and red blood cells, which is a powerful antioxidant that defends your cells against damage and prevents artery-clogging oxidation of cholesterol.

Anti-Inflammation: Almonds have two very important fatty acids, both linoleic and linolenic acids that reduce inflammation all over the body and also help to reduce the levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) while increasing the “good” cholesterol (HDL).

Anti Cancer: Almonds high fiber content improves the movement of food through the colon, cleanses the digestive tract, thereby preventing build-up and subsequent colon cancer.

[Read: Should I Soak Almonds Before Eating Them?]

Reduces Heart Disease Risk: Almonds with its nonfat (protein and fiber), potassium, and monounsaturated fatty acid components, improve levels of blood lipids and reduce the impact of C-reactive proteins. Flavonoids, in almond skins, work in synergy with the antioxidant vitamin E to protect artery walls from damage, while magnesium aids blood and oxygen flow, helping avoid heart attacks. Folic acid helps to reduce the level of homocysteine, which causes fatty plaque buildup in arteries.

Strengthens Bones and Teeth: Almonds are a fantastic source of many vitamins and minerals, with phosphorous having a considerable impact on the strength and durability of bones and teeth, while also preventing the onset of age-related conditions like osteoporosis.

Aids Weight Loss: The mono-unsaturated fat contained in almonds raises levels of the hormone cholecystokinin, which is associated with a satisfied feeling of fullness. The dietary fiber in almonds contributes to consistent bowel movements, which helps in weight loss and the general health of the body through the elimination of toxins.

Boosts Brain Function: Almonds contain two vital brain nutrients, riboflavin and L-carnitine, which have been shown to increase brain activity, resulting in new neural pathways and a decreased occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease. Almonds also contain phenylalanine, a brain-boosting chemical that aids healthy development of our cognitive functions.

Immunity Booster: Almonds are great sources for alkaline materials, known to strengthen the immune system, as well as increase the ability to stave off diseases and various health ailments.  Almonds’ high Vitamin E content contributes in fighting and eliminating free radicals from the body cells.

Alzheimer’s Cure: Almonds have long been known to have a positive effect on neural activity, stimulating new neural passageways and connections, preventing neoro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s.

Regulates Blood Sugar: Almonds help smoothen the process of absorption and processing of glucose. Almonds also help modulate the reactionary rise in glucose and insulin levels after meals, offering protection from dangerous blood sugar spikes which diabetics often suffer from.

Skin care: Almond oil is used as an emollient protecting the skin from dryness and other skin related ailments. Almond oil is one of the most revered oils in aromatherapy therapy.

Regulates Hypertension: Almonds’ high potassium content supplemented by low sodium content helps to control fluctuating blood pressure.

Gluten Free: Almonds, being gluten free, are rare healthy alternatives for people with wheat food allergy and celiac disease.

Energy Booster: The presence of manganese, copper and riboflavin in almonds helps in energy production and metabolic rate, without filling you up with calories or fat.

Ease Constipation:  High fiber content in Almonds eases bowel movement and expulsion of toxic waste, providing instant relief from digestive disorders like constipation.

During Pregnancy: Almonds contain folic acid which stimulates healthy cell growth and tissue formation, and reduces the incidence of congenital defects like Neural tube defects (NTDs), spina bifida and anencephaly.

Nutrients Store: Almonds are a superb source of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated oils, protein, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, calcium, selenium, and vitamin E (powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining cell membrane integrity of mucus membranes and). Almonds also have a number of antioxidants such as the flavonoids kaempferol and quercetin. These nuts are packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates.

Have It The Way You Want It:

Almonds may be consumed raw, roasted, blanched, in milk form or as supplements. They pack an impressive list of health and nutritional benefits and taste great, too!  As more and more consumers become dedicated to healthy and natural life-styles, almonds have secured its place in every diet making it truly the prescription for physical wellness in the 21st century.


Ashley Mathieu

Ashley Mathieu is a holistic nutritionist, dedicated yogi and an avid blogger. She is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, yoga and holistic wellness.

Ashley Mathieu

Ashley Mathieu is a holistic nutritionist, dedicated yogi and an avid blogger. She is a professional speaker on topics such as disease prevention, yoga and holistic wellness.

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Rakesh Shah
Rakesh Shah 5pts

Please post in Hindi maximum Indians can take advantage of the your post.

Ayurveda 5pts

Don't take in empty stomach

Yogesh Bafna
Yogesh Bafna 5pts

what is the best way or rather time to eat almond. like on empty stomach or before going to bed or before food ?

yogesh100 5pts

what is the best way or rather time to eat almond. like on empty stomach or before going to bed or before food ?

Ayurveda 5pts

4 to 5 is good /day. Please soak at-least for 6 hours.

Dävîð Åjêét Râñjãn
Dävîð Åjêét Râñjãn 5pts

BUT AYURVEDA... pls tell me processes of taking Almond. In how many forms almonds can be take? Mean in dry or by sublimating in any liquide.

Ayurveda 5pts

Yes....5 to 6 a day is good. You should always Soak it though.

Aaffi Sandhu
Aaffi Sandhu 5pts

Sharpen minds with regular dose of almonds

Prem S Bajpe
Prem S Bajpe 5pts

A balanced diet would do the same thing ,too ...

Spoorti Channalli
Spoorti Channalli 5pts

bt de reduces body weight, wat d normal person shud do? whethr to consume or not??

Garry Copeland
Garry Copeland 5pts

Graeme, none of these words mean anything to me + you said red wine would clean out my arteries... My point is, we'll stick to burger connoisseur'ing' and just make sure we back it up with a wine

Graeme Hedges
Graeme Hedges 5pts

Maybe we should eat these at work Garry Copeland

Emma Smythe
Emma Smythe 5pts

Its every month on my shopping list...