lmonds are oleaginous seeds rich in vitamins and mineral salts. Effective in preserving and maintaining arteries, heart and bones, they are also tasty as snacks. We discover all the properties and why almonds are good for health.
The main vitamins of almonds are vitamin E, present in large quantities, vitamin A, vitamins of group B (B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6), as well as beta-carotene and lutein.
The main mineral salt is magnesium, followed by calcium, iron and potassium, copper, zinc, phosphorus and manganese. This combination of micronutrients gives almonds excellent properties for our health.
Almonds are good for the heart thanks to the presence of polyunsaturated fats, substances that can reduce the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides in the blood. In this way, excellent help is guaranteed to prevent the formation of atherosclerotic plaques in the blood vessels and the risks of stroke and heart attack are reduced.
The presence of potassium in almonds also helps keep blood pressure levels low, thanks also to a very small amount of sodium.
Vitamin E is a fundamental antioxidant and helps counteract the activity of free radicals, protects membranes and slows down cell aging processes. In addition, it helps strengthen the immune system.
Almonds have an energizing and laxative action. Almond calories, combined with the various vitamins and minerals present, make the product particularly suitable in all those cases in which it is necessary to give more energy to the body: stress, convalescence, sport, lack of concentration, pregnancy, menopause .
The presence of fibers in almonds facilitates intestinal motility and helps fight episodes of constipation and constipation.
The calcium contained in almonds, makes them an ideal food for those who suffer from osteoporosis and to maintain good teeth. Almonds are also anti-anemic. The good iron content makes almonds good allies in the case of iron deficiency anemia.