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9 Health Benefits Of Almond flour

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9 Health Benefits Of Almond flour
Rich in protein and containing little carbohydrate, this meal is a good option for those who practice physical activities.

The almond is a type of oilseed derived from the almond tree, a tree of the Rosaceae family, found in temperate countries like Portugal, Iran, Afghanistan and Australia.

Its fruit contains in its interior a seed, the almond, being covered by a brown skin, which must be withdrawn for its consumption.

According to a nutritionist, the almond possesses the following consumption possibilities: in natura, toasted, caramelized, in chips or even grinding it and producing a flour.

Among its prominent components, it is possible to cite the high doses of folic acid and vitamin E, arginine, fibers and mineral salts, guaranteeing varied benefits for who adds it in its menu.

The almond flour preserves the original benefits obtained through the consumption of the oilseed, facilitating its culinary use when inserted in sweet or salty recipes, allowing to enjoy all its benefits. Here are some of the advantages that regular consumption of almond flour makes possible according to the nutritionist:

1. Low Carbohydrate Option: Ideal for those seeking an option for weight loss, almond flour is widely used in the preparation of low-carb recipes, producing bread, cakes, and cookies, as well as having a low glycemic index.

2. Does not have gluten: as the professional reveals, almond flour is naturally free from this group of proteins, making it a good choice for people with celiac or gluten sensitivity.

3. It helps in the fight against cardiovascular diseases: “because it is rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, the risks of acquiring cardiovascular disease decrease, as well as the fraction of bad cholesterol, known as LDL,” he explains.

4. Fight the formation of free radicals: according to Patricia, because it has antioxidants like vitamin E, almond flour helps in reducing the formation of free radicals, responsible for premature aging and even the development of cancer.

5. Promotes satiety: this flour is rich in fiber, aiding in the feeling of satiety and “still contributing to the control of diabetes mellitus, due to the decrease of insulin free after meal,” adds the professional.

6. Ensures stronger bones and teeth: it has large amounts of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, providing stronger teeth and bones, helping to combat osteoporosis .

7. Energy: Among its components, copper, manganese and riboflavin ensure an easier and faster energy synthesis, providing greater readiness.

8. Protein rich: Having high doses of protein, almond meal is a good option for those who practice physical activities, helping to gain muscle mass.

9. Prevents brain damage: Vitamins B6 and E combat the aging of neurons, helping to preserve good memory. In addition, magnesium still fortifies the neural network and omega 3 and 6 contribute to the proper functioning of the brain.

So the next time you see this almond, you can grind it and make use of it in order to keep healthy.

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