Discover the Benefits of Soak Almonds

06 November, 2020
Soaked almonds are easier to digest and can help maintain good intestinal transit, within a healthy diet. However, we shouldn't limit ourselves to only consuming them this way, as we can enjoy them in various ways.

You may have heard that eating a handful of almonds a day can help you maintain brain health. This may be because, in India, people believe that this food stimulates brain development in childhood and also helps maintain clarity of thought. Next, we’ll see in more detail the composition of almonds, their possible contributions to health, and what benefits eating soaked almonds could provide.

Eating almonds, a small gesture with great potential

A small bucket of almonds.
A moderate portion of almonds can be a good option to calm hunger between meals.

By itself, eating a handful of almonds a day doesn’t always keep your health optimal. However, this simple habit does have the potential to help you maintain a healthier diet.

For example, you can choose to eat a handful of natural almonds, instead of a bag of fried foods. By doing so, you’ll be avoiding the damage that comes from this type of food, and not only in terms of excess weight and obesity.

So, incorporate foods like soaked almonds into your diet, in moderate quantities. That way, you’ll be able to provide your body with part of the nutrients it needs to function correctly.

The Spanish Nutrition Foundation indicates that almonds are a source of the following:

  • Protein
  • Monounsaturated fatty acids.
  • Unsaturated fatty acids.
  • Fiber.
  • Calcium.
  • Phosphorus.
  • Magnesium.
  • Iron.
  • Zinc
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin E
  • Riboflavin
  • Thiamine
  • Niacin
  • Folates.

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Possible contributions of soaked almonds

According to some beliefs, to take full advantage of all the nutrients in almonds, we should soak them overnight before eating them.

By soaking them, we can more easily remove their brown skin, which acts as an inhibitor of the natural enzymes of the almond itself. In addition, we can make them softer and easier to chew and digest.

According to beliefs, by consuming 5 soaked almonds (or unsoaked) a day, one can:

  • Enhance memory.
  • Improve skin health.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Facilitate the digestion process.
  • Obtain a certain amount of nutrients such as vitamin E, zinc, calcium, magnesium, and also omega 3 essential fatty acids.

They support your heart

Soaked almonds may promote cardiovascular health.

Something we all know is that the best nut for taking care of the heart are walnuts. However, almonds are actually just as beneficial. Almonds help us reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad” cholesterol).

Eating 5 soaked almonds a day will help you make much better use of their minerals and antioxidants to care for our veins and arteries. At the same time, you’ll promote blood circulation and optimize the health of your artery linings.

They nourish the skin

Soaked almonds are said to be a good source of antioxidants (especially vitamin E). This vitamin appears first of all when you remove their brown skin.

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Beauty treatment with soaked almonds

Almonds and almond flour.

You can also use soaked almonds to make a mask to take care of your skin and give it an extra pampering from time to time.

Once they’ve soaked all night, you can put them through a grinder to obtain a homogeneous paste. Then you can use this paste as a natural mask that you can apply and leave on for 20 minutes.

This natural treatment may improve the tone of your skin and help your recover lost brightness. Additionally, it can help accelerate the formation of new cells because of the nutrients almonds provide.

Final note

Soaked almonds can be a good dietary supplement. However, we shouldn’t limit ourselves to only consuming them this way. In order to maintain variety, you should choose different ways to consume almonds: Natural, soaked, in smoothies, in salads, in desserts, etc.

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