Almonds are very nutritious. They contain a high amount of fat, but trans fat is very low. Almonds contain calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E, fiber, and antioxidants that take full care of your health. Almond is known for its health benefits such as enhancing your memory, beauty, health etc.
A small handful serving of almonds contain-
- Protein: 6 grams.
- Fiber: 3.5 grams.
- Vitamin E: 37% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 20% of the RDA.
- Fat: 14 grams (9 of which are monounsaturated).
- Manganese: 32% of the RDA.
However, a common belief suggests that one shouldn’t eat raw almonds in summers. Let’s find out why.
Raw almonds are believed to produce heat in the body and hamper your digestion process, especially in summers. One should ensure eating soaked almonds especially when the weather outside demands you stay cool on the inside.
Almond is rich in Vitamin E, Zinc, Calcium, Magnesium and Omega-3 fatty acids, essential vitamins and minerals, but almonds should be soaked in water overnight before eating it to get the full benefits of these nutrients.
Almond peels contain tannin which prevents the absorption of nutrients. When you soak almonds in water overnight, the peel is easily removed that allows you to consume all nutrients.
Almonds are also helpful in weight loss. Monounsaturated fat in almonds makes you feel full. Soaked almonds are also good sources of antioxidants. They contain Vitamin B17 and Folic Acid that fight with cancer and helps in removing birth defects.
For unborn baby
Soaked almonds are good source of Folic acid. This nutrient is helpful in the development of the infant’s brain and neurological system. Apart from this, when almonds are soaked, it becomes easy to eat, it is good for those pregnant women who have poor digestive function.
Soaked almonds make your digestion process strong and healthy. It is helpful in cleaning your stomach. and it becomes easy to digest protein. Children should be given soaked and peeled almonds for good health & memory.
More Benefits of Soaked Almonds
* Help with weight-loss
* Reduce birth defects.
* Fight Cancer Good digestion
* Helps in weight loss
* Keeps your heart healthy
* Reduce bad cholesterol
* Good source of antioxidants
* Fights cancer
* Helps in maintaining glucose level
Ways To Include Soaked Almonds In Your Diet
* Soak some almonds overnight and add them to your smoothies
* Add chopped almonds to yogurt or milk.
* Make your favorite salad & sprinkle finely chopped almonds.
* You can add almonds to your favorite dishes also.
How To Soak Almonds The Right Way Before Eating?
Place 1 cup of almonds in a bowl.
Pour 2 cups of filtered or bottled water to ensure the flavor of the almonds isn’t masked. You have to completely cover the almonds.
Leave overnight, or about 7 to 12 hours.
Drain and rinse the almonds.
You can immediately eat them or pop them out of their skins or store them in an airtight container in your fridge.
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