If you think almonds are just a nut, then you could not be more wrong. Almonds are packed with a whole lot of goodness and deliver both health and beauty benefits. So if you are not already obsessed with almonds, then you definitely will be after reading about the amazing benefits of raw almonds.

They are packed with nutrients

Almonds deserve all the hype they get especially since they have an incredibly impressive nutrient profile to back themselves up. In one serving of almonds which is roughly one handful (28 grams) contains:

Protein: 6 Grams 

Carbs: 2.5 Grams

Fibre: 3.5 Grams

Fat: 14 Grams 

Vitamin E: 37% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI)

Manganese: 32% of the RDI

Almonds are essentially the God tier of all tree nuts as they are higher in fibre, calcium, Vitamin E, Riboflavin and Niacin than any other tree nut. Although almonds may contain a fairly high amount of fat with 14 grams per serving, 2/3 of it is derived from heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.  To make things better, one serving of almonds contains only 164 calories!

The best way to eat almonds and get the most of their nutritional benefits is to eat them raw, and with their skins on. So make sure to grab a bag of fresh, crunchy raw almonds from our Naked Foods website!

High in Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a family of fat-soluble antioxidants. This strand of Vitamins delivers amazing benefits that benefit you from the inside out. They are helpful in reducing signs of ageing as their antioxidant properties block free radicals in the body that contribute to the ageing process. Vitamin E also gives your skin that extra boost it needs and encourages hair growth and strength. Vitamin E in almonds also acts as a great source of brain fuel and helps preserve and sharpen your memory.

Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels 

If you struggle with high cholesterol make sure to add almonds to your diet. Almonds also contain monounsaturated fats, potassium, protein and magnesium which are great for the heart and moderating cholesterol levels.

Keeps your energy levels up

If you are a highly active person or work long hours, almonds are a great way to keep your energy levels up and keep you alert for the rest of the day. Almonds are rich in riboflavin, copper and manganese which are key in boosting energy, power and vitality. 



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About the Author 

Gabriella is a University student studying a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and International Business. She is passionate about health and fitness and follows a ‘semi-vegetarian’ diet – a less restricted diet fuelled with all the essential nutrients from whole foods and the occasional inclusion of selected meats. She is keen to learn how to implement sustainable measures in her life and lead a more eco-friendly life.