Today, the 16th of February, people in the USA celebrate Almond Day. You might be wondering how come a nut ended up having a birthday. Well, it might be time to tell you that almonds are something truly extraordinary. They are not only nuttylicious, but almonds are incredibly healthy and have all sorts of benefits for the organism. Today, almonds are the stars of the show and this article is really all about them. Discover what they can offer, discover some ways you can consume them and your life will change for the better. Just you wait and see! With the first almond you eat, your life improves! Just like that! It is absolutely extraordinary what this food can do for body. To clear up this idea, here are a few benefits definitely worth your attention!
An amazing source of antioxidants
You might have heard this before, but here it is again. Almonds are an amazing source of antioxidants. Experts keep saying this, but it is true! They actually are. Now, you might have heard of antioxidants before, but you do not know exactly what these are. So, here it is the much awaited, maybe, explanation. Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals, which can be very harmful. They are responsible for diseases such as Alzheimer or certain types of cancer. Antioxidants, which are basically vitamins and several minerals, offer you the needed protection . If you eat natural, raw almonds you could get a large amount of antioxidants and protect your body against these free radicals, being able to enjoy a long and healthy life.
Taking care of diabetics
If you have someone in your family that is suffering from diabetes, then you really need to make an almond jar and add a new habit to your list. Label it properly with chalkboard label stickers and make sure that each morning you enter the kitchen and eat a few almonds. These will help you control your blood sugar level. Having loads of magnesium which is known to have a strong effect upon the blood sugar level, the almond becomes your best, whether you are suffering from diabetes or have this illness running in the family.
Speaking of extra pounds
Don’t get your hopes up, as almonds are not magical. They won’t make those extra pounds disappear overnight, allowing you to continue with your lifestyle. It’s not about magic, but rather control. In order to lose weight, you have to change the way you live your life, switch to healthy, light meals and exercise. In time you will see the results. However, you need to be prepared for the hunger that might appear and be able to face up to temptations, as there will be plenty. What does this have to do with almonds? Well, remember when you used to hide candy in the pocket of your jacket? You can still do that, but instead of candy, place almonds. These are low in carbs, but will help you fight off the hunger, being highly nourishing. In time, you will notice that this new habit of yours has helped you lower your daily calorie intake! So, losing weight might not happen magically overnight, but it is bound to happen.
So, happy birthday almonds all over the world! Make yourself a great present, make an almond jar, using chalkboard labels to give it the proper name and start the rest of your healthy and happy life!
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