The most nutritious of all nut varieties, as well as an important part of every balanced diet are considered the almonds. They are native to the Middle Eastern, South Asian and North African continents. Basically, they contain proteins, folic acid, Vitamin E, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, apart from the essential mineral nutrients presented below:
According to some nutritionists, it is recommended to soak these seeds into water overnight, before we consume them. In that way, the toxic materials present in its coating will be eliminated, its gluten content will be decomposed and Phytic acid will be released, so we can get the most out of the nuts. In this article we are going to talk about how almonds which are soaked in water can be beneficial for your health, skin and hair.
How to prepare them:
In order to soak almonds, you will need raw almonds, water and a bowl. If it is possible you should purchase raw and organic almonds. First, you should place the almonds into a large bowl and cover them with 2 cups of water per 1/2 cup of almonds. Soak them overnight and drain and store them after that in the refrigerator, by using plastic bags or jars. In this way, they will remain fresh for up to one week, after soaking with proper storage.
Here is the reason why you should do this:
– Weak memory
1. At night, soak 10 almonds in water. In the morning, remove the skin. Then add 2 teaspoons of butter and some candy sugar. Take this remedy for about two months. It will help you in a way that it will sharpen your memory and it will also eliminate brain weakness.
2. Take 10 grams each of fennel seeds and candy sugar. Then add 7 almonds. Grind all the ingredients and take the remedy with hot milk, during the night for 40 days period. It will sharpen your memory, remove brain weakness, as well as sharpen your vision. During this period, you should not drink water at night.
3. Add 10 almonds to 500 ml milk and ground them finely. Boil milk and bring to boil for 3 times. Then cool the milk, add the sugar and drink the mixture. At night you can take it with cool water, 1 teaspoon of a mixture of equal quantities of ground almonds and ground fennel seeds.
Take both daily, as it relieves headaches too.
– Reduce cholesterol
Almonds which are immersed in water can help in reducing your cholesterol levels to a great extent. Basically they are loaded with Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA), which lower the amount of Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) or ‘bad cholesterol’ in your bloodstream. The vitamin E content of the nuts is also very helpful in the fight against LDL, as well as raising the level of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) in our body.
– Cancer prevention
By eating soaked almonds, prostate and breast cancer can be avoided, as they contain flavonoids and Vitamin E which prevent the occurrence of these cancers. This can increase the life expectancy as it lowers the incidence of cancer. The soaked almonds consist of Vitamin B17 which is very important in the fight against cancer.
– Protected pregnancy
The folic acid which is present in almonds reduces the chances of birth defects in the newborns. Because of this, it is recommended for a pregnant woman to eat soaked almonds.
– Weight loss
There exist a lot of chemical, as well as organic compounds which can promote weight loss, like the soaked almonds can. As they are loaded with monounsaturated fat, they satisfy your craving for food and help you shed additional body weight.
– Anti – inflammatory
One cup of almonds contains 17253mg of omega-6 to 8.6mg of omega-3, and it still has an anti – inflammatory effect on your body. One of the benefits of the almonds is that it can also lower the C-reactive protein levels which are a key marker of inflammation in the body.
– Stop aging
We can easily stop the process of aging by consuming soaked almonds. The vitamin E and some other antioxidants which are present in the almonds can help in eliminating the harmful free radicals from our bodies. Because of this, the process of aging will be delayed and we will remain looking younger for a longer period.
Some infrequent coughs, in which there is a difficulty for expelling mucus, can be solved by taking 5 almonds which have been previously soaked. You just need to remove their skin. Then add equal quantity of candy sugar and grind. In order to feel relief, lick this paste twice a day.