Is this true? Is this hoax or some form of a bad joke? I have always eaten dry almonds. But lately I have heard a lot of people approaching me and saying you’d better eat soaked almonds. It is healthier for you.
Well, are you now wondering why this is better for your health?
Let me spell it out below. But first, soaked almonds have major health benefits. They are highly appreciated by many experts.
It is not like it is a big secret. Far from that.
It is just that I we never heard of this before.
Note that I have already written an article about almonds and their health benefits. This article comes and complete the initial article to provide you a more effective way to gain from almonds eating. Here is the link to the other article:
The health benefits that will definitely boggle your mind like it did to me!
So when you eat them in the appropriate way, almonds can do a world of good when it comes to your health.
WHY SOAKED ALMONDS IN WATER ARE GOOD FOR YOU?
There are so many reasons soaked almonds are good for you. Here are the main two:
1- Fight almonds natural enzyme inhibitor:
Dry almonds have an enzyme inhibitor in the skin. It is used by the almonds itself to protect its most valuable asset, that is almond seed.
The enzyme is highly effective till it gets to the time where it receive natural moisture for germination.
So when you soak the almonds in water, then this enzyme inhibitor is released. You are left with an almond that you can eat easily without your body to fight the enzyme.
2- Easing your digestion:
When you eat pre-soaked almonds, you help your digestive system. You make it easier for your stomach to digest the almonds. By doing so, you allow more nutrients to be acquired by your body.
Hence, you need less almonds to do the same job to your body. Thinking a little bit laterally, it is easy to see that you are better off soaking all type of nuts and seeds.
Why, well for the same reasons as the ones described for almonds. They will be easier to digest and have better nutrient availability when soaked overnight.
BENEFITS OF DAILY INTAKE OF SOAKED ALMONDS
Here I have listed some of the benefits of daily intake of soaked almonds. Note that only 3 almonds can do wonders. So do not deprive your body from these.
1- Better and Stronger Heart
Almonds are full of mono-unsaturated fats. They contain a good amount of protein and potassium. All of these are are really good for your heart.
In addition, almonds contain Vitamin E. This vitamin reduces the risk of heart diseases and magnesium prevents heart attacks.
What I really like about almonds is that they have the ability to reduce artery damaging inflammation. Eating them soaked is therefore really good for you.
2- Almonds Boosts Your Energy Levels
I have found that eating almonds on a daily basis is one of the best way to boos your energy levels. You just need a couple of them.
But what I want to say is that you are best to eat them mid afternoon. This is when your body is most receptive to them.
Manganese, copper and riboflavin are three elements that you can find in almonds. These help boost your energy production and increase your metabolic rate.
3- Lowers Your Cholesterol Levels
Cholesterol is one of my major issue. I managed to reduce it via my daily intake of almonds.
This is one of those food that we undermine, But if you have cholesterol, just go to the shop, get some almonds, soak them and start eating those.
What you’ll find in almonds is vitamin E and calcium. These are what fight our old enemy, cholesterol.
4- Good For Your Brain
Almonds are great for the young and older ones.
If you want your children to develop a healthy brain, then almonds are definitely the fruit / seed for this.
In essence, almonds contain many nutrients that assists in the development of a healthy brain.
These are nutrients such as riboflavin and L- carnitine. Both are well know to increasing brain activity.
The result is simple, you’ll get new neural pathways. On a sideline, if you eat almonds and create new pathways, then you decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
5- Get Better Bone Health With Almonds
Almonds has high content of vitamins, minerals and phosphorous. These are all beneficial for the health of your bones.
Scientists agree on this, phosphorous can strengthen your bones. It also strengthen your teeth and can help preventing conditions like osteoporosis.
6- Almonds Regulates Blood Pressure
I’d like to come back to potassium. It is present in almonds and it helps regulate blood pressure.
As almonds are low in sodium content, it helps eating them so that they can control blood pressure that fluctuates.
7- Prevents Cancer
In addition to the above properties, almonds can help reducing risks of colon cancer. You may ask why? Simple because almonds improve the movement of food through your colon. So you do not end up with buildup.
Why deprive yourselves of soaked almonds? If you enjoy eating them, then soaked them before consumption. You’ll definitely increase their health benefits to your body.
If you look at it closer, I have described only 7 health benefits of almonds, but these can be multiplied by just a nice water soaking exercise. This cost almost nothing, but just a little bit of H2O (water) and time.
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