For generations, almonds have been the staple nuts of all Indian families and we have grown up consuming the same. Almonds are loaded with nutrients and vitamins necessary for maintaining good health of mind and body. Power-packed with proteins, healthy fats, magnesium, potassium, fiber, calcium, Vitamin E and riboflavin along with trace presence of copper, almonds are recommended for all age groups. Almonds are good for improving metabolism, regulate lipids, improve heart health and reduce inflammation. Ayurveda almonds are sweet, slightly warming and tissue nourishing. They are useful to improve memory, eyesight, reduce constipation and are good for strength and vitality. They are also well known for their beauty benefits. Let us explore why they are so good for your hair, skin and nails.
Almond makes your skin youthful and radiant
Daily consumption of raw almonds helps protect against UVB damage and prevents photo aging of the skin. Since almonds are rich in vitamin E and quercetin they provide with powerful antioxidants to protect the skin when taken internally and also on external application
Almond oil application to the skin reduces wrinkles and improves skin tone. So remember to pamper yourself with almond oil massages every week
Almond oil enriched with oleic and linoleic acid has amazing moisturizing benefits as it repairs skin barrier, prevents moisture from escaping the skin calls and heals dry skin, itchy and irritated skin. Regular application of almond paste as a face mask helps improves complexion and reduces pigmentation and scars
Almond makes your hair strong and luxuriant
Sweet Almond oil hydrates hair and scalp. Daily damage via sunrays, heat and pollution can make hair dry, dull and brittle, leading to hair fall and hair breakage. Almond oil is rich in healthy fatty acids which hydrate and protect the hair from daily damage if applied regularly pre and post hair wash as it forms a protective layer over every hair strand.
Since almond oil also nourishes and hydrates the scalp and hair follicles, it promotes hair growth, prevents hair fall and early graying. Regular application of this oil over the scalp helps improve hair health and prevent dry, itchy scalp.
Not only application, consumption of almonds ensures nourishment from within to speed up the hair growth process for that luxurious mane you always wanted.
Try homemade almond oil and aloe hair mask for soft, shiny and stronger hair. Almond oil and triphala paste hair mask is useful when you experience thinning of hair, dandruff and premature graying of hair.
Almond for those arched eyebrows
Regular application of almond oil nourishes eyelashes and the eyebrows and makes them thicker, voluminous and dense. Add application of this oil to the lashes and brows to your bedtime routine.
Almond for stronger nails
If you are worried about your brittle nails, almonds can help you make them stronger too!
Yes, you read it right. Almonds with lots of antioxidants, vitamins, omega fatty acids and biotin, help keep your nails stronger. It helps to nourish and repair your nails to prevent them from turning thin and brittle. Beautiful nails and healthy cuticles are the ones women die for. But just pampering is never sufficient. If you want to keep your nails stronger from the inside, definitely have almonds every day.
Ensure you have them daily
Almonds can be consumed in multiple ways. Almonds can be eaten raw, roasted, soaked, with skin or without skin, as almond milk, almond flour and almond oil too. You may add it to your porridge, milk, curries for internal nourishment. For external application almond paste and almond oil are useful. About time to make almonds for your BFF for beauty!!!
Views expressed above are the author’s own.
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