Ayurveda and Chinese medicine suggest soaking almonds overnight and eating the peeled nuts the next morning. Phytic acid in almond skin inhibits the absorption of essential minerals like iron, calcium, and zinc into the body and hinders the proper functioning of digestive enzymes. Almond skin also has tannin, which decreases the reuse of absorbed nutrients. As both these chemicals dissolve in water, soak almonds overnight for better nutrition.
Almonds are a rich source of folic acid, which helps the brain and neurological development of the fetus, and vitamin E that protects the baby from future risk of asthma. They are a healthy source of dietary fat, carbs and helps knock off excess pregnancy pounds because of its high satiety index. Equally beneficial are almond milk and almond butter.
For some Americans, water chestnuts might seem like an exotic ingredient. Yet, they're a staple in Asian cuisine, Ayurveda, and traditional Chinese medicine. From hernias to sore throat, these intriguing aquatic vegetables can treat a variety of ailments. They're also versatile enough to be used in both savory and sweet dishes. You might be surprised to learn that water chestnuts might be exactly what your diet needs.
Tree nuts and peanuts are among the top eight food allergens in the United States. And if you have a close family member with a nut allergy, you’re probably concerned that you might have one, too. But do you know how to spot an allergic reaction? And what should you do to prevent one to begin with? Brushing up on these facts could save your life.
Walnuts are rich in omega 3 fats, phytosterols, polyphenols, carotenoids, and melatonin – all of which help reduce oxidative stress and retard tumor growth both in terms of size and number. They influence gut microflora, precluding colon cancer. They also prevent prostate and breast cancers. Brain booster, anti-inflammatory agent, cholesterol fighter, and now anti-carcinogen – more reason why you should eat this super-nut.
Foods not cut into conveniently ingestible shapes or sizes, hard candy and chewing gum that can stick to your food pipe, whole grapes that can slip down the windpipe, popcorn, peanut butter, marshmallows and nuts need to be carefully eaten. Restlessness poses a higher risk of choking in children than adults. Avoid distractions and be mindful of what you eat to avoid choking mishaps.
Nuts and seeds are super healthy and most of us aren’t eating enough of them! They are important additions to our daily food consumption. You can incorporate small amounts of a combination of the following 10 nuts and seeds in your diet to enjoy their health benefits. 1. Almonds Many people consider almonds[.....]
Simply crush a tsp of coconut or papaya or pomegranate to make an enzyme peel paste. Apply it as a thin mask on face and neck in mild circular motions. Rinse with cold water after 15-25 mins and apply a moisturiser. It cleanses pores, improves skin tone, removes dead cells and promotes skin renewal. It also fights wrinkles, dryness and whiteheads.
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Soaking helps to get rid of phytic acid and neutralizing enzyme inhibitors enabling easy digestion and elevating absorption of vitamins and other nutrients in the nuts. The peels are more easily removable, once you soak nuts in hot water. Adding a little salt while soaking will help neutralize the enzymes. It also helps remove dust residue and tannins. The water residue from the soaked nuts must not be re-used for cooking as they might contain harmful substances.
Walnuts promote brain, bone and skin health. They are high in protein, vitamin B6, omega 3 fatty acids, trace minerals, folate, thiamin, lecithin and oils. They decrease cholesterol levels. They strengthen hair follicles, avoid hair loss and act as a natural anti-dandruff agent. They prevent breast and prostate cancer. They improve sleep and act as an immunity booster.
Add avocados and almonds to your diet for the healthy monounsaturated fats. For healthy proteins, eat eggs and quinoa. Get your antioxidants from green tea, blueberries, apples, spinach, and colorful bell peppers. Yogurt gives the probiotic punch to keep your gut bacteria healthy and your immune system strong. All these foods also contain essential minerals.
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