Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Five Reasons To. Eat Almonds

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Five Reasons To. Eat Almonds

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1 CAN HELP YOU CONCENTRATE STRUGGLING to focus at your desk? A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition that investigated the 'post-lunch cognitive crash' (when our memory and attention starts to dip in the afternoon) found that eating a high-fat lunch with almonds resulted in significantly smaller declines.

This is because almonds are packed with nutrients that are important for brain health, including vitamin E, folate and unsaturated fatty acids, and L-carnitine - which has been found to have brainboosting, neuroprotective benefits.

2 GOOD FOR YOUR HEART THE high fat content in almonds is mainly mono and polyunsaturated that benefit your heart.

Almonds contain linoleic acid, an important fatty acid which contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of coronary heart disease.

3 THEY'RE GREAT FOR SKIN ALMONDS are the healthiest and cheapest way to get an A-lister glow. …

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