Eat almonds round the year, whenever you remember to snack or feel hungry. Soaked almonds are the only highly alkaline nuts and are the healthiest of all. They’re a powerhouse of nutrients like potassium, calcium, magnesium, folic acid, riboflavin, phosphorus, fiber and vitamin E. Almost 20% of almond’s weight is protein.

Before consuming almonds, soak them for 8-10 hours to increase their nutritional value and make them easy to assimilate by the body. Rich in phytosterols, almonds lower your “bad” LDL cholesterol, reducing risks of heart diseases.

Almonds are also an excellent source of heart-friendly monounsaturated fats as well as of calcium.

You can easily prepare lip smacking snacks by soaking, sun-drying, and coating almonds in honey, chocolate, or chilli and spicy mixes. Try ideas such as Soaked and Dried Almonds, Sweet Cinnamon Almonds, chilli Spiced ones  and you won’t forget keeping almonds handy for a light and nutritious snack.