Almonds contain a lot of dietary fiber, and contain both water soluble dietary fiber and insoluble dietary fiber.
Insoluble dietary fiber scrapes out body wastes sticking to the intestines. If the intestines become clean, extra things such as cholesterol are not absorbed.
Water soluble dietary fiber wraps up excretes extra cholesterol and toxins and excretes them as stools.
Dietary fiber regulates the intestines.
Nuts are high in calorie. Nuts contain a lot of fat. Almonds contain 55% and hazel nuts contain 75%. It seems like you gain weight by eating almonds but in the result of a research, people who had a certain amount of almonds every day in addition to their usual meals lost weight.
Yogurt with Almond soaked in honey:
Dietary fiber becomes food for lactic acid bacterium and Bifidobacterium contained in yogurt and activates the bacteria. Honey helps digestion of almonds. More intestine regulating function is expected.
75% of macadamia nuts is oil. Macadamia nuts contain Palmitoleic acid which supplements good fat for the skin. Palmitoleic acid is contained in the skin of babies a lot and it decreases by age. To keep the skin rich in springiness/elasticity, palmitoleic acid is necessary. You need to be careful about eating too much because it contains a lot of fat. 5 pieces a day is sufficient.
Chestnuts contain good oil of oleic acid and α-linolenic acid which cleanse the blood vessel. Good oil doesn’t clog the blood vessels and encourages the metabolism of cells.
α-linolenic acid prevents blood clots. α-linolenic acid becomes oil contained in blue-backed fishes such as EPA or DHA which makes our blood vessels soft and flexible when it goes into our body.
Oleic acid reduces LDL cholesterol.
Tofu with Walnuts soaked in honey:
Oil of walnuts makes protein of tofu easier to digest and it is effective to make blood vessels clean and flexible. Eat a piece of cold tofu putting walnuts soaked in honey on it as toppings.
10 pieces of walnuts a day is recommended because it provides the amount of EPA and DHA an adult should take in a day.
Almond and alcohol
Almond contains vitamin E and niacin that helps the function of liver and prevents a hungover.
Vitamin E weakens the function of active oxygen that hurts liver. Vitamin E is dissolved in oil and liver is made of oil so vitamin E spreads all over liver and protects it. When you drink alcohol, active oxygen appears but vitamin E protects liver from active oxygen.
Niacin helps break down acetaldehyde that causes various symptoms from a hungover.
It is better to eat almonds 30 minutes before drinking alcohol or at the beginning of drinking considering the time to digest almonds.
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