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National Almond Day! Feb 16

Good for your heart. Good for your waistline. Good for your skin. What can’t almonds do?

With a history that dates back to ancient times, it’s no wonder this miraculous little tree fruit is so widely used and revered. It’s also no wonder that this ultimate super food has its very own day of honor. So whether you enjoy them plain or roasted, paired with chocolate or fish, or perhaps as the ultimate aid for dry skin be sure to celebrate National Almost Day February 16.

Packed with vitamin E, magnesium and fiber, almonds are one of the most heart-healthy foods on the market. In fact, the FDA issued a qualified health claim in 2003 that states: “Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.”

Weight Loss

Almonds are the perfect snack for anyone fighting the battle of the bulge. Their protein, fiber and healthy monounsaturated fat contribute to that fuller feeling and work hard at keeping you satisfied when hunger pangs loom. Try munching on a handful as a mid-morning or midday snack. Or consider eating a few about 30 minutes before dinner. You will feel more sated and won’t eat as much.

Also consider drinking unsweetened almond milk for faster weight loss.

​Almonds & Your Outer Shell

Almonds work wonders on your skin and hair.

Consider almond oil or almond milk for your skincare regime. It moisturizes and leaves your skin smooth and soft. The oil helps relieve itching and dryness and it can ease inflammation and rashes. It also helps relieve dry and chapped lips. Almond oil contains Vitamins A and E that help the production of collagen, which can make the skin look smoother and tighter. The moisturizing Vitamins B1 and B6 are found in the oil as well. Almond oil can also lighten dark spots on the skin.

You can prepare a mixture of almond oil, honey, and lemon juice, and apply this as a face mask once a week. You can soak almonds for a few hours, grind them, and use this paste with milk or rose water as an excellent face scrub.

Source: NationalAlmondDay.com 

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Tagged In: Healthy, National Almond Day, almonds, weight loss, wellness
Posted on February 13, 2017

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National Almond Day! Feb 16

Good for your heart. Good for your waistline. Good for your skin. What can’t almonds do?

With a history that dates back to ancient times, it’s no wonder this miraculous little tree fruit is so widely used and revered. It’s also no wonder that this ultimate super food has its very own day of honor. So whether you enjoy them plain or roasted, paired with chocolate or fish, or perhaps as the ultimate aid for dry skin be sure to celebrate National Almost Day February 16.

Packed with vitamin E, magnesium and fiber, almonds are one of the most heart-healthy foods on the market. In fact, the FDA issued a qualified health claim in 2003 that states: “Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.”

Weight Loss

Almonds are the perfect snack for anyone fighting the battle of the bulge. Their protein, fiber and healthy monounsaturated fat contribute to that fuller feeling and work hard at keeping you satisfied when hunger pangs loom. Try munching on a handful as a mid-morning or midday snack. Or consider eating a few about 30 minutes before dinner. You will feel more sated and won’t eat as much.

Also consider drinking unsweetened almond milk for faster weight loss.

​Almonds & Your Outer Shell

Almonds work wonders on your skin and hair.

Consider almond oil or almond milk for your skincare regime. It moisturizes and leaves your skin smooth and soft. The oil helps relieve itching and dryness and it can ease inflammation and rashes. It also helps relieve dry and chapped lips. Almond oil contains Vitamins A and E that help the production of collagen, which can make the skin look smoother and tighter. The moisturizing Vitamins B1 and B6 are found in the oil as well. Almond oil can also lighten dark spots on the skin.

You can prepare a mixture of almond oil, honey, and lemon juice, and apply this as a face mask once a week. You can soak almonds for a few hours, grind them, and use this paste with milk or rose water as an excellent face scrub.

Source: NationalAlmondDay.com 

Categories: Wellness
Tagged In: Healthy, National Almond Day, almonds, weight loss, wellness
Posted on February 13, 2017

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