Packed with essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, zinc, calcium, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids, almonds can do a world of good when it comes to your health. But in order to absorb all those nutrients, the almonds you eat should be soaked. However, if you want to have a taste of the freshest lot of almonds, you may find them in mid summers.
Here is the list of 13 ways to use almonds to enrich our mind and body:-
Breakfast – Almonds during a day and keeps the doctor away. We must intake 7 to 8 soaked almonds every morning as it improves our brain function.
Almond flour is a worthy contender for Paleo recipes just like coconut flour. Loaded with vitamin E, magnesium, and heart-healthy omega -3s, almond flour adds a nutty taste to baked goods and savoury dishes alike.
Face scrub– Almond, and yogurt when applied on skin enhances and whitens the skin naturally.Soaked almond and honey mask assists in exfoliation of the old damaged skin, which helps to give fairer appearance. The good news is now you can make scrubs at home, very easily.
Assorted dry fruits -Mix almonds with other dry fruits like cashew, currant and pistachio to hike the nutritional value. Use it as a snack or carry it along in your rucksack while on a tour.
Desserts -Try freshly ground almonds in place of flour to add a mystical flavour to your daily dessert preparations.
Replacement of junk food Almond can be amazing and a healthy substitute for junk food. Replace your bag of wafers with roasted and, or salted almond nuts and enjoy the healthy benefits of eating a diet full of nutrition.
Sauce You can try out your own almond sauce recipe and use it for preparing a lip-smacking pasta dish. Or if you want to up the traditional value of your sauce, replace pine nuts in your favourite pesto sauce with almonds.
Diabetes control It has medical values as well. According to universities, consuming almonds before meals helps patients of diabetes maintain their blood glucose and cholesterol levels.
Body oil /hair oil Almond is very effective to enhance the glow of the skin. Its use in the form of oil is famous across the world to treat various skin and hair ailments. The magnesium in almond helps to grow the healthy strands.
Pizzas Use almond flour to make a perfectly healthy crust for pizza and top it with ingredients of your choice.
Salads Draw away from the traditional mix of fruits, and vegetables and cream for preparing a salad. Enhance the crunchy quotient of the salad by adding a few raw almonds.
Aids weight loss Looking forward to shedding some extra kilos? Being loaded with monounsaturated fat, they satisfy your craving for food and help you shed additional body weight.
Boon during the pregnancy the soaked almond provides the ultimate nourishment and energy to both the would-be mother as well as the foetus. The folic acid content of the almond makes the delivery of the baby trouble free.
So, include soaked almonds in your morning diet. Be beautiful!