Almonds (Prunus dulcis) are known for their impressive nutrition profile and health benefits. These crunchy nuts are a great snack food loaded with several vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Almonds may be consumed raw or in roasted form. But, some people prefer to eat them after soaking. Soaked almonds also have many health benefits ranging from improving digestive health to fighting cancer.
Smooth and supple skin
The Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra, who was famous for her beautiful skin, hair and body, is also said to have included almonds in both her diet and skin care regime. Almonds are rich in vitamin-E, which nourishes and softens the skin when applied daily. Applying almond oil or its milk also is beneficial as it protects the skin from damage caused by sun exposure as well.
Inculcating almond diet regularly in your routine will not only give you clear, acne-free and pimple-free skin but also maintain the softness of your skin and act as anti-ageing beauty secret!
Great way for relaxation
Almonds are rich in anti-oxidants and vitamins which nourish your skin and, keep it soft and supple. Use almonds as an exfoliator to get rid of impurities and its oil for rejuvenating head and body massage. This way the skin can absorb the nourishing oil and the increased blood flow would, in turn, provide required nourishment for good hair growth. A good almond oil massage also gets rid of all your unwanted stretch marks, and this is a healthy excuse to go for a spa!
Great for Eyes
Almonds are a great solution for puffy eyes, dark circles and eye wrinkles. Rich in omega fatty acids and minerals, almonds also improve your eyesight and provides relief from stress that comes from working on the computer all day long, through oil massage on eyelids. A great beauty secret to growing thick and long eyelashes is by applying oil on them!
Chemical free make-up remover
A good substitute to all the chemical made make-up removers who do no good to already chemical exposed skin is to use almond oil or almond milk. This natural makeup remover also helps reduce rashes, burns or any other inflammation caused due to various reasons.
Promotes hair growth
Almonds are rich in omega fatty acids 3 and 6 that make promotes healthy and required blood flow that promotes hair growth. This, in turn, help make the hair strong, shiny, soft to touch and shiny. Regular hair massage would ensure the growth of silky and non-frizzy hair and also delays the greying of hair.
Cures Dandruff and Inflammation
Regular intake of almonds increases the number of nutrients like polyunsaturated and mono fatty acids and vitamins A, D, B1, B2 and B6 which are needed for good hair growth, preventing dandruff and inflammation. Almond oil nourishes and moisturizes the scalp to reduce flakiness, nourishes hair strands, soften them & prevents the damage caused by hair styling products.
Reduces hair fall
Almonds are rich in magnesium and nutrients which promote hair growth. By preventing dandruff and hair damage, almond provides sufficient nutrition to the hair follicles that make the hair strands stronger, thus reducing hair fall.
Almonds being rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals, help our body build-up antibodies that fight against diseases like diabetes, may help control cancer, fight obesity, help gain weight as almonds are also rich in proteins. Almonds are a good source of healthy cholesterol that is required to fight against heart diseases.