We are already into the third month of 2018. For those of us who resolved to adopt a healthier diet this year, how have you been keeping up? For the month of March, we will be sharing with you benefits of various superfoods which you can incorporate into your daily diet.
In the first installment of our superfoods series, we are going to talk about almonds.
If you do not know already, almonds are loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber.
There is a number of potential health benefits associated with almonds:
- Supports Healthy Brain Function
Almond contains riboflavin and L-carnitine, the key nutrients that are capable of positively influencing neurological activity and preventing cognitive deterioration.
- Improves Digestive Health
The probiotic component in almonds can help with digestion, detoxification and promote healthy bacterial-growth within the gut flora.
- Maintain Dental and Bone Health
Almonds has a beneficial source of the trace minerals like magnesium and phosphorus, vital nutrients for building and maintaining healthy teeth and bones
- Vitamin E
Almond is rich in Vitamin E which is linked to reduced risk of certain diseases like Alzheimer’s, some cancers and heart disease.
- Lowering Blood Sugar
The remarkably high levels of magnesium in almond have been proven to help keep blood sugar under control. Magnesium is a mineral involved in more than 300 bodily processes, including blood sugar control.