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almonds benefits a thousand properties in a small seed

Almonds benefits, a thousand properties in a small seed

Almonds are a natural elixir of life. Good, nutritious and healthy, they are also our core-business product.

We carefully select the raw material only from certified suppliers, and we process it with great attention, in order not to compromise any of the many nutritional and organoleptic properties almonds are naturally rich in.

Our internal laboratories verify that none of the organoleptic features have been compromised during processing stages. A further guarantee for the food and confectionery industries that choose our products. And in this way, we take care of almonds’ natural goodness, as well as of our planet and of the final consumers.

Almonds are a concentrate of nutrients as they contain:

• Vegetable proteins
• Monounsaturated saturated fats
• Carbohydrates
• Sugar
• Fibre
• Potassium
• Magnesium
• Phosphorus
• Vitamin E
• Calcium
• Iron
• Salt

Each of these components is responsible of a particular aspect of human metabolism and limits the risk of diseases. Recent studies have shown that a handful of almonds a day is enough to immediately have positive effects on peoples’ health. Let’s find out why.

They reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
The monounsaturated fats and the vitamin E reduce the presence in human blood of LDL cholesterol – the “bad” one – and improves blood circulation. In addition, Vitamin E reduces the risk of heart disease, as it produces Omega 3.

They fortify bones and prevent osteoporosis.
Calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus are useful for protecting and strengthening human bones. In fact, a handful of almonds a day (5/10) is enough to cover 10% of the daily calcium requirement.

They rebalance blood pressure.
High magnesium content is an excellent ally for people suffering from hypertension or hypotension, as it keeps blood pressure parameters under control. Magnesium, in fact, is a natural rebalancer of blood pressure values.

They fight diabetes.
They keep the blood sugar level under control. Fibres, monounsaturated fatty acids, and omega3 contained in almonds are, in fact, able to regulate blood sugar levels in the digestive phase and slow down the absorption of food glucose.

They protect the intestine.
Almonds’ vegetable fibers are an excellent natural prebiotic that keeps under control the intestinal bacterial flora. In addition, fibre and polyphenols are involved in immune, inflammatory and intestinal processes for proper gastrointestinal functioning.

They prevent aging.
Vitamin E improves your skin health thanks to antioxidants, fighting premature ageing due to oxidative stress of the cells.

They help you in loosing weight.
Despite the high number of calories present in each almond, scientific studies underlined that only 10/15% of the caloric value is actually assimilated by the human body. This means that almonds, are a source of energy and providing a sense of satiety that help you to lose fat mass, especially in the abdominal region.

This is particularly relevant for our health, as body fat boosts the risk of developing metabolic syndromes, such as high blood sugar, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels, or cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

They are nourishing and energizing.
Almonds provide the human body with a lot of energy, around 9 kcal per gram. They are therefore ideal for sports diets, suitable for children’s health, and also perfect for pregnant women.

ALMONDS, GOODNESS AND WELLBEING AT EVERY TASTE

Almonds are therefore truly an elixir of life. And we at Alfrus, who have been processing them for many years know this well. This is why we select only the best ones, delivering to the major Italian and international food and confectionery industries. For a deep and authentic goodness.

21 October 2021