Almonds are considered to be the most nutritious of all nut varieties and an important part of every balanced diet. It is a native to the Middle Eastern, South Asian and North African continents. Basically, it contains proteins, folic acid, Vitamin E, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids apart from the following essential mineral nutrients:

  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorous
  • Selenium
  • Copper
  • Zinc

According to nutritionists, these seeds should be soaked in water overnight, prior to consuming. It eliminates the toxic materials present in its coating, decomposes its gluten content and releases Phytic acid so that we can get the most out of the nuts. In this article, we are talking about how almonds soaked in water can benefit your health, skin and hair.

How To Do It:

To soak almonds, you need raw almonds, water and a bowl. Purchase raw, organic almonds if possible. Place the almonds in a large bowl and cover them with 2 cups of water per 1/2 cup of almonds. Soak the almonds overnight, then drain and store them in the refrigerator using plastic bags or jars. Almonds will remain fresh for up to a week after soaking with proper storage.

Health benefits of soaked almonds

  • Reduces cholesterol levels – almonds contain monounsaturated fatty acids that are able to decrease the amount of low density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) in the bloodstream. Vitamin E is also helpful for reducing the bad cholesterol levels and also increasing the levels of the good cholesterol.
  • Stop the process of aging – the vitamin E as well as other antioxidants that are contained in almonds can eliminate the harmful free radicals from your body, and in this way the process of aging will be delayed. Thus, you will look younger for a longer period of time.
  • Anti-inflammatory agent – there are 17253 mg of omega-6 and 8.6 mg of omega-3 in a cup of almonds. They lower C-reactive protein levels and they are the key markers of body inflammation.
  • Relieving cough – if it is hard for you to get rid of the mucus, then you should take 5 almonds that have been soaked previously and remove their skin. Next, equal quantity of candy sugar should be added and then grinded. This paste should be licked for 2 times a day for a relief.
  • Losing weight – the almonds contain monounsaturated fats which easily satisfy food cravings and help you lose extra body weight.
  • Protects against birth defects in newborns – the folic acid helps in reducing the chances of defects, and pregnant women should consume soaked almonds.
  • Prevents cancer – you can reduce the risks of developing breast and prostate cancer by consuming soaked almonds. They are packed with flavonoids and vitamin E which can prevent these types of cancer from occurring. This helps in increasing life expectancy by lowering cancer incidence. When the almonds are soaked, they contain vitamin B17 and it is highly important for fighting cancer.
  • Helps with weak memory – for eliminate brain weakness and sharpen memory you can prepare them in several ways. 1. Soak 10 almonds in water and let them stay during the night. Remove their skin in the morning and then add 2 tsp of butter as well as some candy sugar. Take them for a period of 2 months. 2. Take grams of candy sugar and fennel seeds and add 7 almonds, grinding them and taking them with hot milk at night for a period of 40 days. Your vision and memory will be sharpened, and brain weakness will be removed. During this period do not drink water at night. 3. Add 10 almonds ground finely to 500 ml of milk. Bring the milk to boil for 3 times. Cool the milk and then add the sugar. During the night, take 1 tsp of the mixture in equal quantities of ground fennel seeds and ground almonds with cool water. Take them daily. They can help you relieve headaches.

Source: http://www.healthyandnaturalhouse.org/

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Almonds are considered to be the most nutritious of all nut varieties and an important part of every balanced diet. It is a native to the Middle Eastern, South Asian and North African continents. Basically, it contains proteins, folic acid, Vitamin E, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids apart from...