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Almonds are much more than an occasional snack or a Christmas baking ingredient. Apart from their top-class nutrient and vital substance spectrum, the regular consumption of almonds has a very positive effect on our health. If we consume only 60 grams of almonds a day, then, according to recent studies, this protects us from diabetes, from cardiovascular diseases, from high cholesterol and possibly leads to an improvement in bone density – without leading to a weight gain!
Almonds – fruits of a stone fruit tree
The almond tree is – as well as the apricot and the peach tree – a stone fruit tree. He has been cultivated by man for 4,000 years. The almond tree is particularly popular in the Mediterranean (Italy, Spain, Morocco, Israel, etc.) and in California, but also in the Near and Central Asia (Iran and Iraq to Uzbekistan).
Extremely frugal, heat-tolerant and windproof, the delicate almond tree blooms in lush white or pink splendor in February and delivers impressive harvests in July despite months of drought.
Almonds – staple foods in ancient times
Many centuries ago, almonds were an important staple food for humans in subtropical regions. The almond contains approximately 19 percent high-quality protein and contributed in this way very seriously to the protein needs of the former inhabitants of the Mediterranean. The almond also saturates without fattening, helping people stay fit, fit and slim with even small meals.
Almonds are rich in nutrients and vital substances
The almond also provides many unsaturated fatty acids, minerals such as magnesium, calcium and copper as well as large amounts of vitamins B and E. Only a few spoons of a high-quality organic almond puree cover most of the daily minimum requirement of magnesium.
Since calcium is contained in the right proportions at the same time, both minerals can be perfectly absorbed and utilized by the body. Vitamin E is a well-known antioxidant that protects us from free radicals. It also protects the unsaturated fatty acids contained in the almond from oxidation, so that they can be available to humans in the highest quality.
Vitamin B1 also strengthens the nerves and vitamin B2 supports the energy metabolism of each cell.
Almonds protect against diabetes
Almonds can affect our metabolism so favorably due to their highly beneficial nutrient and vital substance composition that insulin sensitivity can already be improved after a four-month “almond diet”. An “almond diet” is when 20 percent of the daily calorie requirement is taken in the form of almonds, which corresponds to about 60 to 80 grams of almonds – as explained in this study.
Almonds lower the cholesterol level
Several studies also indicate that the regular consumption of almonds can lead to healthy cholesterol levels. Again, the first positive results show no later than four weeks after the diet was enriched with daily 60 grams of almonds.
Scientists suspect that the reason for the cholesterol-lowering effect of almonds in their exceptional phytochemicals, the antioxidant polyphenols should be sought. But their fiber content will also do its part.
Almonds strengthen the bones
The almonds also have a very beneficial effect on the bones. In a laboratory experiment, after eating different meals, those values were analyzed which indicate the quality of the bone density. The subjects were divided into three groups. One group received 60 grams of almonds, another received a potato meal and a third group ate a rice meal.
Four hours after eating, it was found that there had been no change in bone density after eating potatoes or rice. In the almond group, however, it was observed that the formation of osteoclasts (bone-degrading cells) decreased by 20 percent and TRAP activity was reduced by 15 percent.
TRAP (Tartrate-Resistant Acid Phosphatase) is the term used to describe a particular enzyme whose activity also allows conclusions to be drawn on bone density, the lower the bone density, the higher the TRAP activity.
Furthermore, it was found that bone calcium release into the blood after almond meal was 65 percent lower than after other meals. Overall, the conclusion of this experiment was that even 60 grams of almonds obviously have a very positive impact on bone density (study).
Almonds contain healthy fatty acids
Now, almonds are very fatty. Proud 54 percent fat stuck in the small brown kernels. However, fat is not necessarily the same fat and so the fatty acid composition of almonds for our health is similar to positive that of the olive.
The healthy fats in the almond consist – like olive oil – mainly of monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid) and to a lesser extent polyunsaturated linoleic acid.
Almonds make you slim
One hundred grams of almonds already supply more than 500 calories, which is why obese people or those who want to lose weight often automatically avoid the small almonds. Unfortunately, they are doing it completely wrongly.
There are studies that show that eating almonds did not lead to weight gain even in portions of up to 570 calories daily. Not only do almonds help maintain the current desired weight, they also clearly help with weight loss.
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