Almonds are the oldest and most widely grown of all the world’s nut crops. They are the seeds of a fruit tree that is related to plums and apricots. Almonds are eaten raw or made into paste, milk, syrup or flour, while almond oil is used in cosmetics and massage oils. Almonds are considered highly valuable for their nutritional benefit and their ability to nourish the nervous and reproductive system, while granting strength and energy.
Sexual health for males
When it comes to its aphrodisiac and reproductive support qualities, almonds are second to none. Eating almonds support reproductive health as it’s high zinc content aids in sexual potency and encourages a build-up of vigor. Almonds are also symbols of male fertility and many beauty products contain almond oil for it’s sweet arousing arome. Sexually active men should drink a glass of Almond Milk with Saffron (homemade) after ejaculation to rebuild fluids and vitality.
In the ancient science of Ayurveda, almonds have been used to preserve intelligence for thousands of years.Almonds nutrition is somewhat unique in that almonds contain riboflavin and L-carnitine, two key nutrients capable of positively affecting neurological activity and preventing cognitive decline. Almonds are also rich in natural oils and fatty acids and contain minerals like magnesium that support muscle relaxation. By adding almonds to your diet, you will feel calmer and more at ease, and improve your ability to think a little clearer.
Energy and strength
Warm and creamy almonds contain more protein per serving than any other nut (20% by weight). That makes them an important protein source for vegetarians and those wishing to build muscle mass. Their calcium and magnesium content supports smooth muscle function, including the heart. Their rich nutritional profile serves as a blood tonic for anemia and to nourish the bones.
Blood sugar and weight control
Almond are rich in healthy fats and dietary fiber which helps you feel full and minimize unhealthy snacking. Although nuts are high in fat and calories, they prolong the feeling of satisfaction after you eat and keep your blood sugar more stable than low-fat meals do. Almonds contain a rich supply of monounsaturated fatty acids which helps slow the rate at which glucose is released into the bloodstream. In addition to managing blood sugar and preventing insulin resistance, almonds nutrition benefits include the ability to lower other common diabetes risks: unhealthy body weight, inflammation and high levels of oxidative stress.
How to consume
Almonds can be eaten in various ways such as raw, roasted, paste, milk and flour.
Raw almonds is best to eat after they have been soaked and peeled. Soak 10 almonds overnight, peel in the morning and eat 5 at a time. You can also make almond milk by adding the almonds and a small amount of water to the blender and straining it afterwards.
Almonds paste is much heavier and stickier and will be harder to digest, may contribute to the blockage of body channels. Best eaten with spices that help prevent blockage such as ginger and turmeric.
Green Almonds are sourer, open the body channels and move the liver Qi, and have a heating quality.
Taste: Sweet, Bitter
Natural Attributes: Oily, Slightly heavy
Dosha impact: Kapha +, Pitta -, Vata –
Tissue impact (Vipak): Nourishing
Thermal impact (Virya): Slightly heating
Digestive impact (Agni): easy to digest
Moves energy: downwards
Channels (Srotas): opens
Strength (Bala): Improves strength and immunity
Sturdiness (Ojas): Endows vigor
Mind (Manas): Sattvic
Occasion: autumn, winter
Nutrient: Protein, Vitamin E
Chinese medicine syndromes: Kidney Yin/Jing Deficiency
- Nourishment (rasa): Nutritive tonic
- Bones-joints-tendon-ligaments: Fractures, Gout
- Nervous system: Nervine
- Reproductive and hormonal systems: Promotes fertility
- Vital essence and strength: Promotes vigor and strength
- Mental: Promotes intellect
Beneficial for: gaining weight, fertility, calming the mind, nervous disorders, weakness conditions, fractures, gout, bleeding disorders, urine incontinence