~ This enzyme inhibitor helps in better nutrient availability in the almonds, making them easier to digest.
~ Soaking the nuts in water is the only way to release the enzyme lipase that helps in digestion of fats, according to a study by the Institute of Food Research.
~ Also, monounsaturated fats harness appetite; thus, soaked almonds prevent overeating, helping weight loss.
~ Consume 1 soaked almond per 10 pounds of body weight. Eat more if you want to gain weight, and less if you want to lose weight. The total number of almonds can be divided into batches and consumed throughout the day.
~ Soaked almonds also help in reducing the C-reactive protein, thus minimizing inflammation that damages arteries.
~ Cancer risk is also minimized due to the low level of saturated fats and high levels of vitamin E present in almonds.
~ Flavonoids present in almonds have the ability to suppress prostate tumor and breast cancer.
~ Grind almonds (8-10) into a paste. Add a teaspoon of nutmeg and a pinch of dry ginger powder to this paste, mix it in a glass of warm milk, and drink. This will help in easing nervousness and anxiety.
~ Soak 1 almond and 1 dry date in water overnight. Peel the almond and grind it with the date. Eat this paste with butter and little candy sugar for 3 months in order to treat hypomenorrhea (a.k.a. scanty periods).
~ Grind the nuts (about 5) into a paste and stir it in a glass of water and drink. This will help in the healing of chickenpox eruptions faster.
~ Mix about 1.05 oz. of butter in the nuts (10-12) and eat. Or, grind previously soaked almonds with equal amount of peppercorns, add candy sugar, and lick the paste. Both these concoctions are especially helpful for those who are trying to overcome stammering. Use continuously for a few months for noticeable results.