7 Reasons to Soak Almonds Before Eating Them

Soak Almonds Before Eating Them
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The benefits of almond are known to many people. However, the benefits can be doubled from almonds if properly used. There are many things that should be taken care but the most important of all is the soaking. Almond is enriched with vitamins and nutrients. However, people often eat the almonds raw for the crunchy and munch taste. But in the due process, they basically lose* many benefits of almonds. If you do not soak your almonds in water then here are 7 reasons for you to do that.

1. The Brown Peel

Many are fond of the crunches of the almonds that come from the brown peel of the almonds. But if you are looking for a healthier option then you must avoid that. The brown peel of the almond has tannin and that inhibits the nut to give away all the nutrients in it. However, if the almond is soaked in water, the brown peel goes off and nut can actually provide huge amount nutrients to the body.

2. Digestion

Soaked almonds are the best for the digestion and health. During the metabolism process, the digestion gets slowed down for the fat accumulated in the body. Fats are not easy digestible but soaked almonds can help the body to do that very easily. The reason behind it is the enzyme called Lipase. Lipase is an enzyme that catalyzes the digestion process overall and helps the body to digest fat.

3. Weight Management

Weight Management

If you are fighting obesity or looking for fat management, then there is nothing better* than the almonds. The almond has mono-saturated fat that has two qualities. The first thing is that it can keep you full and provide you adequate energy. On the other hand, it is easily digestible and curbs the excessive appetite. It is considered one of the best ways for weight management. However, that is only possible with the water soaked almonds. This is one of the best things you can eat when you are on a diet or trying to fight the fat related issues.

4. Cardiovascular Health

At a time when the cardiovascular diseases are increasing* at a rapid speed, it is important to have heart friendly food. However, the soaked almonds can help you to give them the same. Soaked almonds have the quality to lower down the dangerous Low Density Lipoprotein. This is nothing but the bad cholesterol that increases* the risk of heart failure, heart attack and other heart related diseases. However, on the other hand, the soaked almonds can increase* the amount of High Density Lipoprotein. This is known as the good cholesterol in the body and can keep your heart strong and healthy.

5. Anti-Aging

The Anti-aging Properties

There are many products on the market that claim* the anti-aging properties. However, a bowl full of soaked almonds for a couple of days can be even more helpful. The soaked almonds have a huge amount of antioxidants. The abundance of the Vitamin E in the soaked almonds simply inhibits the free radical damage. The free radical damage is the major reason behind the inflammation and the aging. This can be extremely helpful for health and for skin too. The glaze and glow of the skin can be clearly seen if someone consumes the soaked elements regularly. It is not only the anti aging or the inflammation properties that make soaked almonds very significant. The soaked almonds have folic acid that can reduce* the birth defects of the body as well.

6. Anti Cancer

Cancer is the most dangerous disease of modern times. However, the soaked almonds can fight against the same. There are many pieces of evidence that clearly indicate that the B17 Vitamin can be a great agent against cancer. It can fight against cancer and the soaked almond has an adequate amount of Vitamin B17. This has been considered as one of the best food that can fight against cancer. It can also act against the tumor growth. Flavonoid present in the soaked almond can stop* the growth of the tumor that can again lead to multiple complexities and even cancer.

7. Diabetes

The irregular glucose level of the body often leads the diabetes. However, it can even cause the high blood pressure. The prime reason behind the diabetes and blood pressure is the glucose level. The soaked almond can control* the amount of glucose in the body. It can help to control* the diabetes and the high blood pressure with a minimum of efforts.

Conclusion

The benefits of the soaked elements are immense and can change the life of anyone. The immense amount of health benefits of the soaked almonds has made it one of the top most consumed food in the world. There are many things that you may lose* if the almonds are not soaked.

References:

  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2854608/
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4581481/

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Expert Author : Dr. Ahmed Zayed (Consumer Health Digest)

Dr. Ahmed Zayed Helmy holds a baccalaureate of Medicine and Surgery. He has completed his degree in 2011 at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Dr. Ahmed believes in providing knowledgeable information to readers. Other than his passion for writing, currently he is working as a Plastic surgeon and is doing his masters at Ain shams University.