We as kids were always told by our elders to eat almonds because it gives us wisdom and improves the functioning of our brain. Listening to this we would feast on almonds during exams time and try to gain as much wisdom as we can to write well in the exams. That indeed may be true. Almonds are rich in Vitamins and other nutrients. It is a good source of Vitamin B1, Thiamine, Vitamin B3, Folate, Niacin and Vitamin B9 all of which are crucial in early brain development. It also has manganese which is an important mineral for brain and nerve functioning.
Almonds also help in controlling your cholesterol. They are rich n antioxidants one specially called flavonoid that mixes with Vitamin E and reduces internal inflammation. Not just almonds but also, walnuts, pistachios and pine nuts are good for the proper functioning of our heart. Almonds are best known for their use in dealing with diabetes. They are a perfect merger of a good type of fat and low carbohydrates. Studies have also resulted that almonds can reduce the risk of breast cancer in women.
There are many ways you can consume almonds. You can just eat them normally in their original form and it’s better since they don’t lose any of their nutrients unlike when added to a dish while cooking. You add it to your milkshake to make it more crunchy and delicious. You can also use shredded almonds as toppings on a dish. You can also put them in the water and eat them after some time by removing the skin. It makes it softer and easier to digest. You can also eat roasted almonds as they are tastier than the normal ones.