Almonds are a real natural miracle, because of their containment of vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E, magnesium, calcium, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids.
When you soak almonds they become even better as their skin contains an enzyme inhibitor which offers a protective barrier for the seed until it’s properly moisturized for the process of germination. Actually, by soaking them you’ll activate this enzyme.
It is, also, easier for the body to digest soaked almonds and to absorb their nutrients.
Look at the health benefits of the consumption of almonds:
The people who consume a handful of almonds daily will don’t have a problem with the energy of the body, while the copper, riboflavin, and manganese improve the metabolic rate.
Regulates blood pressure
The high amount of potassium effectively regulates blood pressure, and because they are low in sodium, by their consumption you can regulate fluctuating blood pressure.
Strong heart health
The containment of potassium, monounsaturated fat, and protein in soaked almonds is beneficial for heart health. Additionally, almonds soothe the inflammation that damages arteries. Because of the vitamin E, it has the ability to lower the risk of developing heart disease, and magnesium prevents sudden heart attacks.
Containment of calcium and vitamin E help in controlling cholesterol levels.
The compounds of almonds make them able to strengthen the bones and teeth, helping in preventing osteoporosis.
Almonds are rich in nutrients that improve the functioning of the brain. The compound riboflavin and L-carnitine lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and improves the brain activity in neural pathways.
Almonds have the ability to prevent toxic buildups and allow the way of food through the colon, preventing the colon cancer.
Generic – Raw Almonds per 100g
Calories 575; Sodium 1 mg;
Total Fat 49 g; Potassium 705 mg;
Saturated 4 g; Total Carbs 22 g
Polyunsaturated 12 g; Dietary Fiber 12 g
Monounsaturated 31 g Sugars 4 g
Trans 0 g Protein 21 g
Cholesterol 0 mg