Are the best nut source of Vitamin E.
Powerful plant source of protein, At 20% protein, one quarter cup of almonds contains 7.6 grams of protein-More than a large egg which contains 6 grams.
Almonds alson contains riboflavin, Iron, Potassium, and Magnesium.
They are a good source of fiber.
Almonds are also an excellent source of BIOTIN, a B vitamin essential to the metabolism of both suger and fats, One quarter cup of almonds provides 75% of your body needsof this nutrient, which promotes skin health as well as energy levels.
Almonds are also rich in ARGININE, only peanuts contains more of it, Due to the ability to promote and production of specific chemicals, Argainine is a natural vasodilator, Which promotes increased blood flow by relaxing the blood vessel wall.
Also the skin of almonds has a number of polyphenol many of which have a significant free-radical scavenging properties.
Almonds and Peanuts also contains SPHINGOLIPIDS, which plays an important role in cell membrane and its functions. Cancer nvolves number defects in cell regulations and Sphingolipids have been found to affect every aspect of defective-cellregulation in cancer.
Lower LDL-Cholesterol and Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease
Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats, the same type of health-promoting fats as are found in olive oil, which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease.
A quarter-cup of almonds contains almost 99 mg of magnesium (that's 24.7% of the daily value for this important mineral), plus 257 mg of Potassium
Magnesium is Nature's own calcium channel blocker. When there is enough magnesium around, veins and arteries breathe a sigh of relief and relax, which lessens resistance and improves the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Studies show that a deficiency of magnesium is not only associated with heart attack but that immediately following a heart attack, lack of sufficient magnesium promotes free radical injury to the heart.
Almonds Provide Double-Barreled Protection against Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
Lessening after-meal surges in blood sugar helps protect against diabetes and cardiovascular disease, most likely by lessening the increase in cholesterol-damaging free radicals that accompanies large elevations in blood sugar.
Healthy Almond fats and Weight-Loss
A study published in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders that included 65 overweight and obese adults suggests that an almond-enriched low calorie diet (which is high in monounsaturated fats) can help overweight individuals shed pounds more effectively than a low calorie diet high in complex carbohydrates. Those on the almond-enriched low calorie diet consumed 39% of their calories in the form of fat, 25% of which was monounsaturated fat. In contrast, those on the low calorie diet high in complex carbohydrates consumed only 18% of their calories as fat, of which 5% was monounsaturated fat, while 53% of their calories were derived from carbohydrate. Both diets supplied the same number of calories and equivalent amounts of protein. After 6 months, those on the almond-enriched diet had greater reductions in weight (-18 vs. -11%), their waistlines (-14 vs. -9%), body fat (-30 vs. -20%), total body water (-8 vs. -1%), and systolic blood pressure (-11 vs. 0%). Those eating almonds experienced a 62% greater reduction in their weight/BMI (body mass index), 50% greater reduction in waist circumference, and 56% greater reduction in body fat compared to those on the low calorie high carbohydrate diet! Among those subjects who had type 1 diabetes, diabetes medication reductions were sustained or further reduced in 96% of those on the almond-enriched diet versus in 50% of those on the complex carbohydrate diet.