Eating almonds help you to fight against viral infections such as common cold and flu. It also helps you to fight better against covid-19 coronavirus.
According to a study conducted in 2010, almonds found to be one of the best supporters of our immune system. The study reveals that nuts can increase the potential of immune power to fight against viruses and infections.
Vitamin E found in almonds is considered as a powerful antioxidant that supports our immune system, which also slows down the ageing process.
How should we eat almonds?
Almonds are available in various forms; raw, roasted, sprouted, sweet, and salty. Any form of almonds you intake daily in the quantity of 30 grams, can offer a great nutritional value, mentioned below:
Fibre: 5 grams
Protein: 6 gram
Fat: 14 grams
Manganese: 32 per cent of DRI
Magnesium: 20 per cent of DRI
Vitamin E: 37 per cent of DRI
Also, Almonds are a rich source of vitamin B2, copper, and phosphorus.
Almond is considered a superfood because it is hard to find this kind of complete nutritional value in a single natural food. Apart from the above-mentioned nutrition, almonds are also rich in phytic acid, which is a much-needed anti-oxidant in our body. These antioxidants protect our cells from oxidative damage.
Almonds can be consumed in various forms, out of which taking them with cow milk is one of the most appropriate ways of consuming almonds.
Apart from boosting the immune system, there are other general health benefits of consuming almonds, mentioned below:
- Maintains cholesterol level in our blood
- Improves the tone of our skin
- Good for sharp memory
- Helps in controlling blood sugar
Consuming almonds is also helpful in relieving depression and other neurological disorders.
Thandai with almonds is also a great option for improving immunity. Though it is not easy to prepare Thandai at home, it can be purchased easily from the market.