Almonds are considered to be one of the healthiest and most well-balanced foods that you can consume. For such a small nut they contain high amounts of nutrients that will prove beneficial to your health. It is for this reason alone that they are so widely used in the creation of many different Paleo diet dishes that you enjoy as part of your Paleo lifestyle.
Below we take a look more closely at some of the nutritional facts relating to this particular food.
Fact 1 – Almonds contain high amounts of Oleic acid in them, which is an unsaturated fatty acid. This particular acid contains properties that help to reduce a person’s blood pressure, which in turn helps to combat heart disease.
Fact 2 – An almond contains plenty of anti oxidants in them that help to remove toxic oxygen free radicals from not only your skin but also from the mucous membrane in the body.
Fact 3 – This particular nut is rich in Vitamin E that can act as a fat soluble anti oxidant. If you were to consume 100 grams of almonds you would be consuming 25 grams of Vitamin E.
Fact 4 – The almond is full of unsaturated fat that has no cholesterol in it. As a result of this by eating regular amounts of such nuts you can help to reduce the levels of LDL cholesterol in your body, which in turn can help reduce the chances of you developing heart disease.
Fact 5 – Almonds are full of a number of different minerals especially zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. As well as such minerals as calcium helping to tone up muscles and strengthen bones, eating them regularly can prevent you suffering from diseases such as osteoporosis. Furthermore, if you eat almonds on a daily basis then as a woman you will be managing to get your daily requirement of magnesium.
Fact 6 – Pregnant women should be considering eating almonds on a regular basis, as they are rich in folic acid. As well as folic acid helping to prevent the risk of birth defects in a child, it can also help to reduce the chances of a woman being diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Fact 7 – Almonds contain lots of phytochemicals in them that can help to prevent you developing either cancer or heart problems.
Fact 8 – The majority of B-complex Vitamins our bodies need such as thiamine, B-6, riboflavin and pantothenic acid are to be found in almonds.
So as you can see from above the Almond is a Paleo food that many of us would consider as a complete food.