Fact - ALMONDS
According to researcher Neelima Chauhan, almonds have substances which act like cholinesterase inhibitors, drugs commonly used to treat Alzheimer's disease. The amount given the mice wasn't that large, either, the human equivalent of about a small handful of almonds daily (15 to 20 nuts). Almonds also contain calcium, magnesium, vitamin E and phytochemicals that may be good for brain health. Other studies have shown almonds to be good for heart health too, so I guess I'll keep on munching on them. ;)
One thing not discussed in the scientific literature is whether it makes a difference if they are roasted or raw. I tend to eat more raw nuts, but almonds are commonly sold roasted as well. I suspect that there isn't an important difference because the compounds that seem to be the most useful in them are not vitamins, which are more likely to be destroyed by heat.
Enjoy those almonds..
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