We consider almonds 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 creating 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 Paleo approved food.
Fact 1 – Almonds contain high amounts of Oleic acid in them, which is an unsaturated fatty acid. This 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 antioxidants 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 nut is rich in Vitamin E that can act as a fat-soluble antioxidant. If you were to consume 100 grams of almonds you would consume 25 grams of Vitamin E.
Fact 4 – The almond is full of unsaturated fat that has no cholesterol in it. Because 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 several 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. If you eat almonds daily then as a woman you will get your daily requirement of magnesium.
Fact 6 – Pregnant women should consider eating almonds regularly, as they are rich in folic acid. As well as folic acid helps 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 from developing either cancer or heart problems.
Fact 8 – Most B-complex Vitamins our bodies need such as thiamine, B-6, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid are in almonds.
So as you can see from above almonds are a Paleo food that many of us would consider as a complete food.