7 Reasons Why You Should Have A Handful Of Almonds Every Day

Karishma Govil , 04 Mar 2019
Almonds | Image Source: www.shutterstock.com By Krasula
Almonds | Image Source: www.shutterstock.com By Krasula

Everyone in this city is a victim of extremely erratic and fast-paced lifestyles. It’s not easy to cope up with a busy day and a hectic night out of hardcore partying. But somehow, all of us manage to wake up hungover on a weekday to head to work, in an almost zombie-like state, because we need that salary at the end of the month. But this kind of life takes a massive toll on the body, doesn’t it? Which is why, everyone is trying their level best to get as healthy as possible by working out when they get the time, heading off to meditational centres and even eat healthily.

One of the most important ways to stay healthy is eating right. As they say, you are what you eat! Staying away from junk food like fried food and substituting it with healthier options like steak and stews is the way to go. And instead of munching on chips, you rather pop some nuts, no? If you’re wondering how nutritious nuts really are for you, we’ve listed down a few reasons why you should at least add almonds to your daily diet apart from improving your memory. Here they are:

1. They fill you up

By eating almonds, one feels full and does not indulge in unnecessary binge-eating. So, the next time you feel really hungry and opt for unhealthier options, choose almonds instead, they’ll fill you up and are nutritious too!

2. They are loaded with antioxidants

Almonds are loaded with antioxidants that help in protecting the body from inflammation and cancer-causing cells. The skin of the almond mostly houses all these nutrients and hence is important to consume the skin and not peel it off.

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Digestive Problems | Image Source: www.shutterstock.com

3. Aids digestion

These nuts are full of fibre and that helps to ease the digestive process of the body. This helps the body extract all the unwanted toxins from the body, increasing its metabolism too. So, you will stay healthier and more active thanks to these nuts. In fact, the days you feel low on energy, just snack on a few almonds and you’re good to go!

4. It’s good for the heart

Almonds contain calcium, copper, magnesium and potassium that are extremely good for the heart. They promote healthy blood flow and reduce bad cholestrol levels in the body too.

Heart (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)
Heart (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

5. Helps in boosting immunity

They contain a lot of alkali materials that help in boosting the immunity keeping a lot of harmful diseases away. Vitamin E in almonds also protects the body from chronic diseases. This means taking less sick days at work and staying active throughout the week.

6. Stabilises blood sugar levels

Almonds are ideal for people who suffer from diabetes because it helps regulate blood pressure. It’s low in carbs and high in fibre and the magnesium in these help in lowering the blood sugar levels. So, diabetics could easily munch on these instead of chips or other unhealthy snacks.

7. Good for the bones

Phosphorus in almonds helps maintain the bone density healthy and keep them strong. This increases the health of the teeth and bones and keeps age-related joints and bone problems at bay.

Strong Bones (Image Courtesy: Shutterstock)

And you thought all almonds did was boost your memory, because dadi always said: “Badaam khaane se yaaddasht strong hoti hai!“. Aren’t you glad that there are so many more reasons to eat these daily? So, make sure to stock almonds in your kitchen and carry a small box with a handful of almonds every day. You can even add them to your meals or desserts if you don’t feel like eating them raw.

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