I pack almonds for my girls everyday in their lunch bag.
I never gave almonds a second thought until Anand pointed out its goodness to me. He grew up eating almonds everyday while in India. His mom would steep a few almonds in hot water and then peel the skin and give them to Anand to eat without fail everyday.
Anand 's memory is so good - he will be able to tell you the name of that actor who acted in that movie which he watched 10 years ago! I didn't use to remember who was Morgan Freeman and who was Samuel L Jackson!! I mean I couldn't tell the difference. It was a running joke between Anand and I that all African American actors were Morgan Freeman to me!! Needless to say, I can tell the difference now.
I started to eat almonds regularly after observing Anand's super memory and now hv put my girls in the regiment too. I always recommend my friends to eat almonds if their memory is failing them. (Angie - remember ?? )
Why are Almonds so Omigosh??!!
A small handful of almonds gives you almost 25% of your daily need for magnesium which is needed for normal muscle and nerve function. Almonds also contain an equal amount of calcium as cow's milk, 7 times calcium as cashews and twice as much as walnuts. Pretty amazing, isn't it?
Almonds high fiber content helps to prevent colon cancer. Fiber is a surprising brain food but it does help your brain function at its best. Could it be the combination of fibre with these other minerals and vitamins that makes almond a brain food?
Almonds also helps to reduce belly fat, lowers our cholesterol, reduces inflammation and stress in our bodies and lastly helps to regulate blood sugar levels.
Almonds contain the highest level of protein among tree nuts too. Did I mention this miracle nut packs a powerful amount of Vit E for strong immune system? And you already know almond milk helps to bring about healthier skin because it contains manganese which protects skin from UV Damage. (See previous post)
There is so much to say about the goodness of almonds. I wonder how Mother Nature is able to squeeze so much goodness into one small nut.
Now you know why I said Omigosh Almonds!