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The benefits of eating almonds: why you need to add them to your diet

Maria ShevchukSociety
Almonds are a delicious and nutritious nut. Source: Photo: Pixabay

Almonds can be considered one of the most popular nuts, which has not only an interesting flavor but also certain benefits for the body. You can find them in various dishes and desserts, as well as in the form of milk, which tastes very good and can replace cow's milk.

This nut is an important source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which are essential for heart, skin, hair, and overall health. What you should know about this nut and why you should eat it is reported by OBOZ.UA.

Lowers blood pressure

The reason for high blood pressure can be a lack of magnesium in the body. Almonds, in turn, are a reliable source of magnesium, which helps control blood pressure, fighting hypertension and related heart attacks and kidney failure.

Protects the body from oxidative stress

Oxidative stress is an imbalance between the body's production of free radicals and its ability to neutralize them with antioxidants. Oxidative stress can be associated with various problems in the body, such as heart disease, cancer, nervous system deterioration, aging, and others. Almonds can provide the body with the antioxidants it needs, a large amount of which is found in its brown skin.

Lowers bad and raises good cholesterol

Almonds contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which help to reduce the level of bad cholesterol. This property helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. At the same time, eating almonds helps to increase the level of good cholesterol, improving heart health.

Contains substances useful for bones

Almonds are a source of calcium, magnesium, copper, vitamin K, and zinc, which strengthen bones, helping avoid bone-related diseases. In particular, daily consumption of a handful of almonds will help to avoid osteochondrosis.

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