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Almonds And Its Health Benefits

Almonds are a wonderful food all packaged up in it’s little brown coating. Not only does it pack a wallop when it comes to nutrition, but almonds add flavor to many many recipes, in addition to being used as a base for non other than some baby formulas. This article will explore the many uses of almonds, their nutritional value and some interesting facts that I bet you didn’t know about almonds.

Organic almond oil is one of the most versatile and beneficial elements available. Of the 2 types of the almond plant – sweet or bitter – almond oil is culled from the nuts of the sweet almond plant. The sweet almond’s kernels actually hold the oil and emulsion.

Almonds are high in health-promoting monounsaturated fats. These fats are beneficial for healthy hair, skin, and nails. But don’t be too concerned about almond consumption leading to a high-fat diet; it is believed that not all of the fat in almonds is absorbed.

Almonds are a delicious and versatile nut perfect for any meal. Whether eaten by themselves as a snack or as part of an intricate dinner recipe, almonds shine no matter the culinary application. The hearty crunch of almonds is a tasty addition to any recipe. Full of protein, vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, almonds are good for you too. Let this guide show you the best ways to use almonds in your everyday cooking.

Almond oil is friendly to sensitive skin, since it’s naturally hypo-allergenic and has a mild, unobtrusive scent. Consider these amazing benefits:

* Considered the best base oil for massage therapy because its light weight adds just the right slip to the skin.

* Anti-inflammatory properties make it ideal for use in deep tissue massage.

* Almond oil is the preferred carrier for essential oils used in aromatherapy and aromatherapy massage.

* Contains oleic and linoleic essential fatty acids (EFAs), so it’s easily absorbed into the skin. EFAs facilitate the delivery of the high content of Vitamins E and F in almond oil.

* Valued as an emollient that heals skin irritations like dryness and itchiness common in winter months.

* Immunity boosting and anti-hepatotoxic properties help protect the skin.

* Apply before toweling off after showering or bathing to seal in moisture.

* Extend your pedicure or get ready for the beach; at bedtime, apply almond oil liberally to the feet and slip on cotton socks.

Here are a few fun facts about Almonds:

1. 80% of the world’s supply of almonds comes from California

2. To pollinate the California crops of almonds, it takes over 1.2 million bee hives!

3. One of the favorite snacks of Japanese teenagers is a snack mix of dried sardines and slivered almonds.

4. Almonds are the most nutrient-dense out of all the nut families.

5. The protein found in almonds is so similar to the protein in breast milk that many baby formulas use almonds as their base.

6. It takes approximately a thousand pounds of almonds to make one pint of almond oil.

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