Almond Benefits for Immune Support - Atlanta ENT Institute | Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists in Georiga

Almond Benefits for Immune Support

This mild and earthy fruit has often been labeled as a nut but is technically the seed of the fruit from an almond tree, which carries fragrant white and pink flowers. The almond has an ancient history and can be traced as far back as biblical times. Now, almonds are easy to find in any grocery store; perfect as a healthy snack on their own or adding to your salad or yogurt. Almonds are not just a tasty snack though, there are several immune-boosting vitamins and minerals that can actually fight off colds, influenza, prevent allergies, diseases and even cancer.

Almonds are an excellent source of manganese and copper. When working in tandem with Vitamin E, these minerals provide a boost to the immune system that few sources can rival. Well-known for its healthy-skin benefits, vitamin E has also been proven to help slow down the aging process. It acts as a supporter of other vitamins, protecting them from oxidation, allowing them to do their work.

Researchers have found that almond skins have numerous health properties. Leading among them, stimulating increased white blood cell production, the body’s main response to fighting off viral infections and increasing the body’s immunity to common viruses like the cold or flu. Even when up against the Herpes Simplex Virus 2, which causes cold sores, notoriously a difficult virus to treat, almond skins proved effective in minimizing symptoms.

The bottom line, almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E which help lower blood sugar levels, reduced blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, fight infections, reduce inflammation and so much more. They can also reduce hunger and promote weight loss. All things considered, almonds are as close to perfect as a food can get to incorporate into your diet.


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