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Almond – Prunus Amygdalus

almond health benefits

Almond may not be included in herbs but has important antioxidant, anti-cancer and protective properties, mainly due to its high content of vitamin E. It protects the body from degenerative diseases and prevents the aging of tissues and cells.

In addition to its high content of vitamin E, it also contains calcium, protein, potassium, phosphorus, iron and magnesium. Elements that contribute to maintaining good health. The high calcium content of almonds protects against osteoporosis and osteopenia, while almond milk can replace dairy products when there is intolerance.

An important property of almonds is the reduction of the levels of bad cholesterol, the so-called LDL, while regulating total cholesterol. As a result, the heart is protected from cardiovascular disease. At the same time, the fiber contained, contribute to the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.

Systematic eating of almonds protects the body from viruses and colds, strengthening the immune system. While at the same time it fights the symptoms of colds and contributes to the quick recovery during a cold.

The monounsaturated fats contained in almonds, help regulate and stabilize weight, while its protein content protects and strengthens the healthy muscle structure.

It is worth noting that almonds have anti-inflammatory and healing properties, although there are herbs in Greek nature that have the same properties with much better results.

The nutritional value of almonds is important, not so much in therapeutic level, as in the prevention of major diseases, premature aging of the body from toxins and lack of vitamins and maintaining the healthy functioning of the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and respiratory systems.

Read more about the cosmetic uses of almond and the nutritional value of almond!

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