The ladies of Fit and Fab Living can’t seem to get enough almonds lately. Whether we mix them into our morning oatmeal, toss them into our dinner salad, or grab a handful on the go, we have all been going nuts for almonds this summer. Check out the following health benefits from this nutrient-rich food, and learn why you should be snacking on almonds just as much as we are.
Consuming almonds helps to increase vitamin E in both your diet and bloodstream. In short, vitamin E is an antioxidant that defends against damage, like ultraviolet light and air pollutants, and prevents artery-clogging oxidation of cholesterol.
Almonds have a well-established reputation of improving skin complexion, including frequent and periodic breakouts. Often times, almond oil massages are recommended for newborn babies, and almond milk is commonly added to moisturizing soaps, body washes, and lotions.
Almonds improve the movement of food through the colon, thus preventing build-up and colon cancer.
The healthy fatty acids provided in almonds help to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Additionally, these fatty acids reduce the “bad” cholesterol and promote healthy skin and hair.
Because almonds are rich in fiber, they can help prevent constipation when consumed in moderation