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Soaked almonds – Why they are better than the raw version and their health benefits

As it turns out, choosing between soaked almonds and raw almonds isn’t just a matter of taste, it’s about picking the healthier option.

New Delhi: Almonds, although small, pack a massive punch when it comes to their health boosting properties.

Apart from promoting weight loss, almonds boost brain health and reduce blood pressure, while also lowering cholesterol levels.

But, we rarely wonder why nutritionists recommend the consumption of soaked almonds more than their raw version.

As it turns out, choosing between soaked almonds and raw almonds isn’t just a matter of taste, it’s about picking the healthier option.

Soaked almonds are better due to numerous reasons. Firstly, the almonds’ brown skin contains tannin which inhibits nutrient absorption.

Once you soak almonds the peel comes off easily and allows the nut to release all nutrients easily.

Besides that, soaked almonds also have various other health benefits, such as:

They help boost the digestive system
They aid in weight reduction
They keep the heart healthy
They are a good source of antioxidants
They contain cancer-fighting properties
Their flavanoid content suppresses tumour growth
They lower and maintain blood glucose levels
The folic acid content reduces birth defects
Unfortunately, many people give almonds the cold shoulder due to the amount of calories they carry.

But, they provide you with the essential oils your body requires, therefore, you can definitely make almonds a part of your daily diet.

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