4 reasons why soaked and peeled almonds are better
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While there is no harm in consuming unsoaked almonds, many people like to follow the advice of their grandmothers and have soaked and peeled almonds. But are soaked almonds actually any better? Do they offer any extra health benefits? Is it really worth the hassle?

 

Yes, soaked almonds are better than raw almonds and here are four reasons why.
 
Benefits of almonds
 
 
Almonds are packed with nutrients and an excellent source of fibre, proteins, vitamin E, magnesium, manganese, copper, phosphorus and many more. All these nutrients help in weight loss, improve bone health, mood, lower the risk of heart diseases, cancer and diabetes.
 
As per studies, people can reduce their risk of breast cancer by consuming higher quantities of peanuts, walnuts and almonds. Almonds increase the antioxidant levels in the body, lower blood pressure and improve blood flow. The list goes on and on.
 
So, if you are heading towards your kitchen to have some almonds, you can soak them overnight and then have them for more benefits.
 
Here are four reasons why you must have soaked almonds:
 
Improves the digestibility
 
 
Soaked almonds are easy and better to digest than raw or roasted almonds. Anything soaked is easy to chew and softer for the digestive system to break down. The benefits of almonds multiply when soaked.

 

Extra nutrition
 
 
The nutrient availability of almonds gets better when soaked and the antioxidants and fibre benefits get enhanced. Soaking also removes the impurities that can prevent the absorption of certain nutrients.
 
Improves weight loss
 
 
Soaked almonds release enzymes like lipase, which boosts the metabolism and aids weight loss. Thus, if you are on a weight loss plan, you must have almonds with your meals, breakfast or snacks.
 
Removes phytic acid
 
 
When we don't soak almonds, the phytic acid in them is removed, which ultimately hinders nutrient absorption. Thus, having raw almonds does not allow the zinc and iron in them to get soaked properly.

 
 


 
 


 
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