13 ways to use almonds

13 ways to use almonds

Almond is known for its high nutritional value but did you know it also helps maintain dental and bone health? As we celebrate National Almond Day on Feb. 16, 2016, let’s take a look at different uses the wonder nut can be put to.

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Almond milk is easier to prepare. It also helps in weight management and keeps bones healthy. Unlike the processed milk available in stores, the home-made variant doesn't require refrigeration and is void of chemicals and preservatives.

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Almond Shake : Mix almonds with ice, milk, sugar and yogurt in a blender and serve chilled. The almond shake is very high on nutritional value and helps in strengthening of bones and is also rich in vitamins.

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Chopped Almonds in breakfast : Mix chopped almonds in your daily breakfast dose of home-baked granola of milk and cornflakes to spike its nutritional value.

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In Smooties : Rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and some bonus protein, almonds in smoothies also boosts the absorption of antioxidants. If you have a powerful blender, you can easily prepare your personal favorite blend.

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As a face scrub : Add skin soothing agents, like honey, lemon or oatmeal, to the pulp of almond and apply on your skin. Almond nuts are very effective in enhancing skin's natural glow.

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As a face scrub : Add skin soothing agents, like honey, lemon or oatmeal, to the pulp of almond and apply on your skin. Almond nuts are very effective in enhancing skin's natural glow.

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Assoreted dry fruits : Mix almonds with other dry fruits like cashew, currant and pistachio to hike the nutritional value. Use it as a snack or carry it along in your rucksack while on a hike.

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In desserts : Use freshly ground almonds in place of flour to add a distinct taste to your daily dessert preparations.

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In place of junk food : Almond can be a wonderful and a healthy substitute for junk food. Replace your bag of potato chips with a bowl of roasted and, or salted almond nuts and enjoy the healthy benefits of eating a diet full of nutrition.

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ALMOND SAUCE : If you want to up the nutritional value of your sauce, replace pine nuts in your favorite pesto sauce with almonds. Or you can try out your own almond sauce recipe and use it for preparing a lip-smacking pasta dish.

 

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Diabetes Control : It has medicinal values as well. According to studies, consuming almonds before meals helps patients of type 2 diabetes maintain their blood glucose and cholesterol levels.

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Use as a body/hair oil : Almond is very effective to enhance the glow of the skin. Its use in the form of oil is famous across the world to treat various skin and hair ailments.

 

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In Salad : Move away from the traditional mix of fruits, vegetables and cream for preparing salad. Enhance the crunchy quotient of the salad by adding a few raw almonds.

 

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