Health Benefits Of Almonds:
Almond is loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent free radical damages in body. These factors further strengthen immunity and prevent seasonal cold and flu.
Speed up digestion
The high protein and fibre-content of almonds help boost digestion, metabolism and overall gut-health. A healthy gut also leads to strong immunity.
Winter casts a dry spell on our skin, leaving them dull and pale. Hence, it is always advised to hydrate yourself and add skin-healthy nutrients to the diet to retain the moisture of the skin. One great food for skin is almond. It is loaded with vitamin E that helps fight acne, wrinkles and more.
Support respiratory system
Almonds are a storehouse of mineral, zinc, magnesium and potassium. These nutrients, as per the book ‘Healing Foods’ by DK Publishing House, promote lung-health and support respiratory system.
Alongside the health benefits, almond is also credited for its culinary versatility. From soup to smoothie to dips- almonds can be used to prepare various palatable dishes.
Here’s an almond chutney recipe that can be a healthy and yummy addition to your winter diet.
This recipe also includes vitamin C-rich mint and coriander, which help boost immunity and ward off seasonal flu.
Here’s The Winter-Special Almond Chutney Recipe For You:
Half cup almond
Half cup coriander
Half cup mint
2-3 green chillies, as per taste
2-3 garlic cloves
2 teaspoon tamarind pulp
Black salt and sugar, as per taste
Chaat masala (optional)
Step 1. Dry grind the almonds in a chutney blender.
Step 2. Now, add mint, coriander, ginger, garlic and green chillies to it and blend into a smooth paste. Add some water or dahi if needed.
Step 3. Add tamarind pulp (or lemon juice), black salt, sugar and chaat masala and mix.
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