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Eating almonds could boost ‘healthy’ cholesterol levels, suggests new study

They make a great go-to snack and are packed with nutritious goodness, so it may come as little surprise that eating almonds on a regular basis could boost levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, dubbed the ‘good’ cholesterol, while improving the way it removes low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (or ‘bad’ cholesterol), according to a new study. The researchers looked at HDL cholesterol levels and function in 48 people who ate 48g almonds (around a handful) on a daily basis over six-weeks, and the HDL levels of the participants when they swapped their almonds…

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83% parents believe almonds are best snack for kids

Nearly 83 per cent of parents feel that consuming almonds — a natural source of many essential nutrients, including protein and healthy fats — makes their children remain more energetic throughout the day, a survey shows. The survey, led by market research company Ipsos, found that 94 per cent of mothers in both Tier I and II cities, rank “almonds specifically” as the healthiest form of snacking.  Parents believe that almonds help boost brain development and are essential for healthy and stronger bones in addition to providing a daily dose…

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Why Diabetics Should Munch on Almonds for the Sake of Their Heart

Diabetes is a major disease affecting the world population today. It is a condition when the blood sugar level in the body shoots up because insulin is not able to break it down into energy. What makes this disease even deadlier is that it is life-long and in the process, it makes the patients more susceptible to fall prey to other diseases – cardiovascular diseases being the perfect case in point. Now of course, we all know that prevention is better than cure, and so it is very important for…

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Almonds Provide Fewer Calories Than Thought: Study

Both roasted and unroasted almonds provide fewer calories than previously estimated – and the amount of calories is largely dependent on the form of the dry fruit consumed, according to a new study. The study conducted by scientists from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that compared to the number of calories listed on nutrition labels, participants actually absorbed 25 per cent fewer calories from whole unroasted almonds and 19 per cent fewer calories from whole roasted almonds. David Baer and his team from USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS)…

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Why should you have soaked almonds

Soaked Almonds Or Raw….Choose the healthy one (Getty Images) If you love eating almonds raw and hate the idea of soaking it overnight, then it’s time to put in that little extra effort. It’s not only about taste but more about picking the healthier option when choosing between soaked almonds and raw almonds. Why soaked almonds are better? Many are unaware that the brown peel of almonds contains tannin, which inhibits nutrient absorption. Once the almonds are soaked, the peel comes off easily, allowing the nuts to release nutrients. Soaked…

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Almonds

Hindi name: Badaam called badaam in hindi, almond is a dried fruit this is very nutritious. it is used in baking and as a flavoring agent in Indian food. Almonds can be used in lots of forms, including sliced (flaked, slivered), almond butter, almond milk and almond oil. these may be utilized in each candy and savory dishes. The almond that we devour is a seed from the fruit of a tree that belongs to the peach circle of relatives. The almond tree also bears lovely pink and white plants….

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