Almonds are a rich source of many minerals and vitamins. It contains minerals like iron, copper, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. It is also a source of vitamin B2 and vitamin E. It contains proteins and folic acid.
Almond has variety of health benefits. It is also a component of various food preparations for garnishing. It can be included to make delicious desert items. In addition, almond has beauty benefits, and is a part of various home remedies for face and hair care.
Almond milk is a healthy and nutritious drink, especially for kids. It is not only tasty but helps to improve their memory power and mental agility. Eating raw almonds are also beneficial instead of munching on deep fried fatty unhealthy chips or wafers.
Soaking almonds overnight, and consuming it in the morning also is healthy for the body and mind. Eating soaked almonds at night helps in easing digestion and prevention of constipation.
Almonds can be added to salads or custard based preparations or cereals or oatmeal used for breakfast. It can be used as a topping for deserts and sweet dishes. Almonds can also be used for making chocolates comprising various dry fruits like almonds, walnuts and raisins.
Dry fruit based ice cream preparations can include almonds. You can make a chocolate based ice cream and add crushed almond pieces to it. Pastries and muffins can use almonds too.
Almonds do not contain cholesterol and can therefore help in keeping the cholesterol level under control or reduce it. It has anti oxidant properties and is beneficial for preventing heart disease or cardio vascular problems. It is also known to have cancer-fighting qualities.
It contains dietary fibre and helps in case of constipation. It also helps to strengthen the bones and muscles. It helps to prevent osteoporosis among women. It can be useful for pregnant women too as it contains folic acids.
Massaging almond oil on the scalp can prevent hair fall, graying and thinness and dryness of hair. A paste of almond and milk applied to the face helps in reducing acne, pimples and dryness of skin.