Almonds are considered to be the most nutritious of all nut varieties and an important part of every balanced diet. It is a native to the Middle Eastern, South Asian and North African continents. Basically, it contains proteins, folic acid, Vitamin E, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids apart from the following essential mineral nutrients:
According to nutritionists, these seeds should be soaked in water overnight, prior to consuming. It eliminates the toxic materials present in its coating, decomposes its gluten content and releases Phytic acid so that we can get the most out of the nuts. In this article, we are talking about how almonds soaked in water can benefit your health, skin and hair.
How To Do It:
To soak almonds, you need raw almonds, water and a bowl. Purchase raw, organic almonds if possible. Place the almonds in a large bowl and cover them with 2 cups of water per 1/2 cup of almonds. Soak the almonds overnight, then drain and store them in the refrigerator using plastic bags or jars. Almonds will remain fresh for up to a week after soaking with proper storage.
This is why you need to do this:
- Soak 10 almonds in water at night. Remove the skins in the morning. Add 2 tsp of butter and some candy sugar. Take for about 2 months. It sharpens the memory and eliminates brain weakness.
- Take 10 gms each of fennel seeds and candy sugar. Add 7 almonds. Grind all and take with hot milk at night for 40 days. It sharpens the memory, removes brain weakness and sharpens the vision. However — do not drink water at night during this period.
- To 500 ml milk add 10 almonds ground finely. Boil milk & bring to boil 3 times. Cool the milk add sugar and drink. At night, take with cool water, 1 tsp of a mixture of equal quantities of ground almonds and ground fennel seeds.
Take both daily.
This relieves headaches too.
Almonds immersed in water can reduce 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 helpful in fighting against LDL and raising the level of High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) in the body.
Prostate and breast cancer can be avoided by eating soaked almonds. They contain flavonoids and Vitamin E which prevent these cancers from occurring. This increases the life expectancy by lowering the incidence of cancer. Soaked almonds contain Vitamin B17 which is important in fighting against cancer.
Folic acid present in almonds reduces chances of birth defects in newborns greatly. Thus, a pregnant woman is advised to consume soaked almonds.
There are very few chemical or organic compounds that can promote weight loss like soaked almonds. Being loaded with monounsaturated fat, they satisfy your craving for food and help you shed additional body weight.
One cup of almonds contains 17253mg of omega-6 to 8.6mg of omega-3, and yet it still has an anti-inflammatory affect on the body. One of the almond benefits is that it lowers C-reactive protein levels which are a key marker of inflammation in the body.
The process of aging can easily be stoped with soaked almonds. Vitamin E and other antioxidants present in almonds can eliminate the harmful free radicals from your body. As a result, the aging process will be delayed and you remain younger-looking for a longer period.
Infrequent coughs where there is difficulty in expelling mucus, take 5 almonds that have been previously soaked. Remove their skin. Add equal quantity of candy sugar and grind. Lick this paste, twice a day for relief.