We are super proud of the ingredient that we use and we keep on saying it, but most of us don't really know why these ingredients are so good for us so i thought i should start a little serialized 'ingredients spotlight' just to show why the ingredients we choose to use are really good for our bodies. So, here it is:)
Welcome to the Ingredient spotlight issue #1: ALMONDS.
I guess it's super easy to say that almonds are my personal favorite nut (why do you think it's the first one on this series?) and it's my go-to whenever i want a snack or an extra fat to my food.
Here are some almonds evidence-Based Health Benefits:
Vitamin E antioxidant: “Vitamin E” is the collective name for a group of fat-soluble compounds with particular antioxidants activities. In the body, vitamin E helps protect cells by reduce free radical damage (caused by pollution, sun UV rays, cigarette smoke and other environmental factors) and slow the aging process of the cells. The powerful antioxidants in almonds are largely concentrated in the brown layer of the skin. Beneficial for the heart, brain and body aging. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
Monounsaturated fats: Monounsaturated fats are simply fat molecules that have one unsaturated carbon bond in the molecule. Oils that contain monounsaturated fats are typically liquid at room temperature but start to turn solid when chilled. Beneficial for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol which effects our heart health. (1) (2)
Fibers: Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that the body can’t digest. Though most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar molecules, fiber cannot be broken down into sugar molecules, and instead it passes through the body undigested and ends up in the colon, where it feeds friendly gut bacteria, leading to various health benefits. Beneficial for blood sugar level. keep you full and satisfied and fight constipation. (1) (2) (3)
Magnesium: Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and plays an important role in assisting more than 300 enzymes chemical process. Beneficial for our cell function, nervous system, muscles, brain function, diabetes, regulating blood sugar and blood pressure. (1) (2) (3) (4)
How do we use almonds?
Almonds are one of our favorite nuts to use.
The nutty and sweet-ish taste of it and the high protein content in almonds makes it a really good nut to work with!
Later this week we will post a recipe with ALMONDS as the main ingredient (can't waitttt), just to give an idea of what you can make out of it and how to incorporate is to your diet.
Please Let me know your thoughts and if you have anything to add!