“Almond milk is a delicious fresh, beverage, and an alternative to dairy!” Fred Bisci, Your Healthy Journey
Almonds have healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (the same kind of beneficial fat/oil found in olive oil) and antioxidants that help a healthy heart and supportive factors for the cardiovascular system. Almonds specifically supply antioxidant flavonoids, plant-based compounds present in the skin of almonds that work with vitamin E to improve artery health and reduce inflammation.
Almonds key nutrients for heart health, including arginine, magnesium, copper, manganese, calcium and potassium. Almonds have a consistent “bad” LDL cholesterol-lowering effect, especially in individuals with high cholesterol.
Almonds help prevent damage from forming within artery walls and protect against dangerous plaque buildup. Almonds nourishment also supports healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels, in addition to fighting weight gain and obesity.
Almonds are considered a brain food. Almonds nutrition is unique in that almonds contain riboflavin and L-carnitine, two key nutrients capable of positively affecting neurological activity and preventing cognitive decline and are associated with a reduction in the risk for inflammation in the brain.
Almonds have vitamin E and other antioxidants that nourish the skin and reduce signs of aging. Almonds nutrition contains high concentrations of catechin, epicatechin and flavonol antioxidants, including quercetin, kaempferol and isorhamnetin — compounds that support health skin cells and help reverse oxidative stress from a poor diet, pollution and UV light exposure. Almonds healthy fats have the ability to improve circulation to keep skin hydrated and better able to heal wounds.
Almonds; even though they have essential fats/oils they prolong the feeling of satisfaction after you eat and keep your blood sugar more stable than low-fat processed meals. Thus, you’re less likely to experience a roller-coaster of energy dips and food cravings. Almonds support a healthy metabolism and people who frequently eat almonds and other nuts retain healthier body weights and lower rates of obesity over time compared to those who avoid nuts.
Almonds are also considered one of the only nuts that help alkalize the digestive tract, reducing acid buildup and balancing the body’s pH. A healthy pH level is crucial for proper digestion, immunity and health prevention. The nutrients present in almonds may help regulate digestive enzymes that are involved in nutrient extraction, cholesterol synthesis and bile acid production.
SO WHO IS FRED ANYWAY??
Fred Bisci, author, “Your Healthy Journey”, Head of the Spartan Race Nutritional/Lifestyle Advisory Board, has successfully worked with amateur, elite, professional and extreme athletes. He has been a tenacious athlete completing eighteen marathons, two ultra-marathons. He also has a history as a Navy boxing champ, has successfully competed in Olympic-style weight lifting, and still leads an athletic life. Fred, born 1929, has lived on 100% raw plant foods for over 50 years and is a lifestyle/longevity coach, food scientist; detox/fasting expert and clinical nutritionist. He offers a natural, simple, common sense approach by showing people a well-grounded experience to the healing power, peak athletic performance and remedial capabilities of the human body.