Superfood series: Almonds

A popular waistline-friendly nut, almonds are packed with an abundance of health and wellness benefits. Almonds contain filling fibre, low in saturated fatty acids and rich in unsaturated fatty acids.

One of the most celebrated health benefits of almonds is their power to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. This is because almonds hold key nutrients to heart health, including magnesium, copper, calcium and potassium, just to name a few.

Almonds are also beneficial for weight loss, despite their higher fat content. Healthy fats and dietary fibre aid in weight loss because they can help you feel full. The healthy fats help to prolong the feeling of satisfaction after you eat and help dip food cravings, overeating and unhealthy snacking.

In addition to healthy fats and dietary fibre, almonds (particularly almond skin) contain probiotic components that aid with detoxification, digestion and healthy bacterial growth in the gut.

Almonds are a great source of vitamin E and other antioxidants that nourish the skin and help to reduce signs of aging.

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