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5 Reasons to Include Soaked Almonds in Your Child's Diet

Soaked almonds can provide extra health benefits to children as compared to dry almonds. Read on to learn more about the 5 reasons to include soaked almonds in your child’s diet.

Soaked almonds add a zing to everything – be it in cakes, kheer, yoghurt, salads and milkshakes. Moreover, children love the delicate and crunchy taste of almonds. They are bursting with a number of nutritional benefits like carbohydrates, protein, fatty acids and dietary fibre.

Soaking almonds before eating softens the seed, making it easier to chew and digest. It also removes toxic elements from its outer skin, decomposes its gluten content and releases phytic acid. This helps us to enjoy its maximum benefits. Almond is also known as a superfood, so here’s why you should include soaked almonds in your child’s diet.

1. Strengthens Your Child’s Body

The phosphorus present in almonds help in strengthening your child’s bones and teeth. It also helps in preventing tooth decay in later life and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. They also have an alkali content that helps with your child’s immunity system.

The antioxidants and Vitamin E present in almonds fights the harmful radicals in your child’s body which helps your child to stay healthy. They also help in preventing premature aging and inflammation. They are also an excellent energy booster due to the presence of copper and manganese, which maintains the proper metabolic rate of your child.

2. Boosts Brain Development

Consuming soaked almonds have L-Cartinine and riboflavin, which improve brain development. These nutrients maintain the metabolic rate of your child and give energy. Therefore, they should especially be taken by children who are active in the gymnasium. In addition to this, soaked almonds also promote a good nervous system and prevent Alzheimer’s disease in the future. They also sharpen your child’s memory and concentration power.

3. Aids in Weight Loss

Unsweetened almond milk helps in weight loss, which is a boon for obese children. Almonds are quite filling by themselves, so they control children’s unwanted hunger pangs. The monounsaturated fats present curbs their appetite to over-indulge in junk food. Soaking almonds also release enzyme lipase which helps in the digestion of fats. Almonds contain a good amount of fibre which aids in preventing constipation in growing children. To lose weight, have dry-roasted and honey-roasted almonds over oil-roasted almonds.

4. Promotes General Health

The unsaturated fats also play a role in maintaining a healthy heart, along with proteins and potassium. Almonds also lower the risk of heart issues of children as they reduce bad cholesterol (low density lipoprotein) and increase good cholesterol (high density lipoprotein). Magnesium prevents heart attacks in children in the future and folic acid prevents the deposition of surplus fat in the inner arteries to maintain the heart’s functions.

Almonds help to regulate healthy glucose and blood pressure levels as they also contain rich amounts of potassium and sodium and lower the risk of blood pressure fluctuations in later life. They also contain in a number of vital fatty acids such as linolenic fatty acids and linoleum which have anti-inflammatory properties. These potential benefits are due to the presence of monounsaturated fats, magnesium, copper, alpha-tocopherol and phyto nutrients.

5. Helps in External Body Care

Dermatologists recommend eating soaked almonds and applying almond oil every day to combat dry skin in children. Almonds are well-known for their high content of vitamin E which is an antioxidant. It helps in preventing cell damage and protects your child from sun damage. Almond milk also helps in hydrating and softening the skin. Almond oil is also advised for new born babies to maintain their skin complexion and health, and promote healthy bone development. It is also helpful for moisturizing the scalp, reducing hair fall and improving the quality of hair.

Therefore, these are five of the amazing ways in which soaked almonds can prepare your child for the future. They can be included in both Indian and western dishes, and are versatile in their use. Start your child’s day with a handful of crunchy goodness to enjoy both health and beauty benefits.

Why is it beneficial to include soaked almonds in the diet of children? How many soaked almonds can children eat in a day? How to include almonds in the diet of children? Discuss here.

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Barkha.2 years ago
Soaked almonds can be thinly chopped and added to the milk that children drinks. It really tastes good.
Kanchi.2 years ago
Soaked almonds can be given to children instead of other unhealthy snacks.
Kanchi.2 years ago
It is said that soaked almonds are very good for sharpening memory or children.
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