INDIA: Almond, the “King of Nuts” is a nutritional powerhouse full of healthy fats, fiber, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals. Consuming a few almonds every day is highly recommended by doctors all over the world. 1 ounce of almonds contains one-eighth of a person’s daily protein needs and has a number of health benefits because of its high content of vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber and helps fight the onset of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases.
According to Ayurveda, almonds are an essential nutrient source for the brain and nervous system. They also induce a high intellectual level and longevity.
Almonds are the oldest and most widely grown of all the world’s nut crops. These trees were amongst the earliest trees that people cultivated; the oldest domesticated almond tree dates back some 5,000 years.
Almost half of dry Almond’s weight is oil and is extracted by cold pressing methods. The oil is also extracted by grinding. The oil has a nutty aroma, is light in texture, and easily absorbs into the skin. The oil has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, or anti-carcinogenic properties that help wounds heal.
Almond oil has been hailed in Ayurveda for its wide spectrum of benefits and is listed as one of the best beauty elixirs for smooth skin and luscious hair. The Oil nourishes and improves skin complexion reviving its natural glow. Almond oil is widely used in Ayurveda for its therapies like Body Massage in Abhyangam, and also in Aromatherapy.
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The four most important nutrients found in Almond oil are Vitamin E that provides the oil with its antioxidant properties to prevent cell damage due to free radicals and UV rays of the sun, Vitamin A stimulates the production of new skin cells, which helps in reducing fine lines, Omega-3 Fatty Acids to help in preventing premature aging, and Zinc to help in healing the skin scars. It also contains proteins, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper.
Almond oil promotes heart health, stabilize blood sugar levels, prevent free radical damage and help you maintain a healthy weight.
Health benefits of almond oil when consumed
- Regulates cholesterol,
- Reduces the risk of heart disease,
- Reduce inflammation in body and keep heart healthy,
- Protects against diabetes,
- Promotes healthy weight,
- Relieves pain and muscle stress,
- Boost memory and strengthen the nervous system,
- Prevents cancer, and
- Boost bone health.
Health benefits of almond oil when used on skin
- Moisturise your skin,
- Reduce extra dry spots,
- Cleanse face,
- Lighten your scars and marks,
- Reduce puffiness and under-eye circles,
- Reduce the appearance of acne,
- Soothe flaking and itching of the scalp,
- Promote hair growth,
- Soften and condition the hair,
- Strengthen and repair hair,
- Stretch marks of pregnancy,
- Anti-aging and UV protection, and
- Circles under the eyes and skin lightening.