Shelled Avola Pizzuta Almonds
Shelled Sicilian Avola Pizzuta
Almonds: nutritional properties
The main vitamins are vitamin E, present in greater quantities (about 24 mg each hectogram), vitamin A, B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6), as well as beta carotene and lutein.
The main mineral salt is Magnesium (about 270 mg per 100g), followed by calcium, iron and via potassium, copper, zinc, phosphorus and manganese.
This combination of micronutrients gives almonds excellent properties for our health.
Let's now see in detail all the benefits that consume almonds regularly.
Nutritional values for 100g of almonds:
Kcal 600 Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats 50%
Almonds: properties and benefits
The almonds, so rich in properties, are among the queens of dried fruit, bringing numerous benefits to the body as well as delight the palate. Let's now see in detail all the properties of almonds.
Almonds prevent cardiovascular diseases Almonds are good for the heart thanks to the presence of polyunsaturated fats, substances that can lower levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides in the blood.
In this way, an excellent help is guaranteed in preventing the formation of atherosclerotic plaques in the blood vessels and reducing the risks of stroke and heart attack.
The presence of Potassium also helps to keep blood pressure levels low, thanks also to a very low amount of sodium.
Properties of almonds against free radicals Vitamin E is a fundamental antioxidant and helps to counteract the activity of free radicals, protecting membranes and slowing down the processes of cellular aging.
Furthermore, it contributes to the strengthening of the immune defenses.
Properties of almonds: energizing and laxative They have an energizing and laxative action.
The calories of almonds (about 600 Kcal / 100gr), combined with the different vitamins and minerals present, make the product particularly suitable in all those cases where you need to give more energy to the body: study stress, convalescence, sport, lack of concentration, pregnancy, menopause.
The presence of fibers, on the other hand (the largest of all dried fruit), facilitates intestinal motility and helps combat constipation and constipation episodes.
Almonds strengthen teeth, bones and fight anemia. Calcium contained in them makes it an ideal food for those suffering from osteoporosis and for good tooth maintenance. Almonds are also antianemic.
The good iron content makes almonds of good allies in case of iron deficiency anemia.