Almonds Health Benefits for a Healthy Heart

Although I don’t fully understand how diabetes affects people when different foods are involved, I have read on a number of occasions that almonds can reduce or limit the rises in blood sugar levels after meals.

This doesn’t mean almonds are a cure for diabetes but they may help to regulate insulin and sugar levels.

Good For Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is often the result of a bad diet including foods rich in sodium (salt). Almonds are low in sodium and high in potassium which helps lower overall blood pressure and improves blood circulation.

 

Almonds are a good source of magnesium and potassium. Magnesium helps take the pressure off veins and arteries and so improves the flow of nutrient and oxygen rich blood through our bodies.

Potassium is another mineral essential for maintaining healthy blood pressure and keeping the heart functioning.

Lactose and Gluten Free Almond Milk

Almond milk contains the same healthy benefits but also come lactose free and gluten free. This is ideal for anyone who is suffering from such an intolerant or who cant drink soy milk. It is estimated that around 70% of the worlds population may be lactose intolerant to some degree but only show a few or mild symptoms. Check out my article on almond milk benefits for more information.

Conclusion

Almonds health benefits are considerable. The good news is, they are readily available and can be either added to meals during cooking or eaten as a snack.

I always have a bag of almonds at my desk to snack on. They taste great and combined with a fairly healthy diet, I know there are helping my overall health and wellbeing.