Tannin that is found in the skin of almonds, prevents our body to absorb all of the good ingredients that are in the almonds. That is why before you consume them, you have to keep them soaked in water for a while, so that the bitter peel will remove itself and the acids from the stomach will be capable of dealing with the nutritive ingredients. Almonds are full with proteins, fiber, vitamin E, calcium, zinc, phosphorus and magnesium, and without their peel they are much more useful.
It is best to consume them right after you wake up, because this way you regulate the secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach, but you also stop other digestive problems. Read below why you should start keeping almonds in water tonight, and eat them tomorrow morning.
They help with regular growth of unborn child
Almonds kept in water are a great source of folic acid, vitamin that is of crucial importance for the development of the brain of the fetus and its neurological system. In this condition, almonds can easily be digested, and this helps the pregnant woman to better absorb the nutritive ingredients.
They maintain the health of the digestive system
Almonds soaked in water are of big help for improvement of the human digestive system, in the way that they help to empty the stomach faster, and they also ease the process of digestion.
They control high blood pressure
Almonds soaked in water are also great for control of high blood pressure. Namely, scientists discovered that regular consumption of almonds significantly decreased blood pressure, with especially high effect with men between their thirties and seventies.
They help in heart health maintenance
They help in protecting the heart and the whole cardiovascular system, so if you suffer of any kind of heart disease, try to include almonds in your regular diet.
They maintain steady level of bad cholesterol
High cholesterol is more and more present and it causes different diseases, so almonds are a great food that will help you reduce “bad” and increase “good” cholesterol in the body.
They help with weight loss
Are you dieting? You should regularly eat almonds soaked in water, to accelerate the process of weight loss. They will help you improve the digestion of the food and decrease the need for food as well.