Almond: Properties and benefits

The almond is an oily fruit with interesting beneficial properties. It has strong laxative properties (all those who have eaten almond paste sweets probably know something about it) and therefore promotes intestinal transit and the proper functioning of the intestine. It is also an excellent antioxidant thanks to the presence of vitamin A (which, in addition to having antioxidant properties, protects the skin and eyes), vitamin E (very useful in counteracting the oxidizing action of free radicals) and group vitamins B (B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6) essential especially in cellular regeneration processes and for metabolic processes. It is particularly rich in mineral salts (calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, zinc etc.) which make it an excellent tonic and tonic. Thanks to its very low glycemic index (glycemic index equal to 15) it can be taken without problems even by those who suffer from diabetes. It is excellent if consumed in the morning before breakfast or even in intermediate meals as a snack (also combined with other oily fruit).