By: Esther Vasa
Cholesterol Regulation is one of the most known benefits of Almonds. Ninety percent of the fat in almonds is unsaturated fat, and frequent consumption, as a result, could help lower blood cholesterol levels. You can eat almonds directly, preferably eat it empty stomach to ensure absorption of their nutrients. You can soak them in water overnight and eat in the morning. You can also garnish various dishes with crushed almonds. Almonds are high in protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, potassium, Copper, vitamin E, and other antioxidants. Almonds help prevent osteoporosis and they regulate blood pressure.
Total Benefits :
Growth of Brain: Almond induces high intellectual level and has been considered as an essential food item for growing children.
Good for heart: Mono-saturated fat, protein and potassium contained in almonds are good for the heart. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and reduces the risk of heart diseases.
Regulates blood pressure
Prevention of cancer
Protection against diabetes
Good in pregnancy: Weight loss, Prevention of constipation and Boosts energy
Almonds – 1/3 cup
Filtered Water – 2 cups or slightly more (to soak and to prepare milk)
Organic Vanilla Essence – ½ tsp (optional)
Raw Honey – 1tsp or stevia as desired
Himalayan salt – a pinch
Avoiding milk and sugars is good for Multiple Sclerosis. Alternate milk like almond milk can be prepared in the comfort of your home, in the most natural and healthy way and if desired 3-4 cups of milk can be made and stored for 3-4 days. Note, consuming it fresh has extra benefits.
Soak almonds for 6-8 hours in a cup of filtered water. Drain the water and put the almonds in the blender with fresh water, vanilla extract, honey and salt. Blend in a blender for 2-3 minutes. I drink my cup of almond milk without straining. If you don't like it that way, use a nut milk bag or strainer to strain the milk. Enjoy this easy and delicious almond milk.
Preparation Time: Less than 10 minutes