Almond - the name of plants from the genus Drain and eponymous fruits. Mistakenly almond is considered a nut, although in fact it is a stone fruit. The homeland of almonds is the territory of Central and Minor Asia, where it was cultivated in the 4th millennium BC. Almond is often called a royal nut, although in science it is considered a stone fruit. Anyway, the almond tree belongs to the family pink, a species of plum.
Nutritive properties of almonds:
Almond contains a large number of useful elements and vitamins. It contains a high content of protein, vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus. In addition, almonds are rich in zinc, copper, manganese, iron, vitamins of group B. Almonds are especially recommended for eating pregnant women. The presence of vitamin B makes almonds very useful for the construction and normal functioning of cells, which allows you to push back the aging of the body. In addition, vitamin E has antioxidant properties and is also considered a vitamin of youth - it helps to prevent cancer.

List of vitamins:

Vitamin A is involved in oxidation-reduction processes, regulation of protein synthesis, promotes normal metabolism, functions of cellular and subcellular membranes, plays an important role in the formation of bones and teeth, as well as fat deposits, is necessary for the growth of new cells, slows down the aging process.

Systemic thiamine deficiency is a causal factor in the development of a number of serious disorders, the leading place in which the lesions of the nervous system occupy. The complex of consequences of thiamine deficiency is known as the beriberi disease.

Vitamin B2 is necessary for the formation of erythrocytes, antibodies, for the regulation of growth and reproductive functions in the body. It is also necessary for the health of the skin, nails, hair growth and in general for the health of the whole organism, including the function of the thyroid gland.

Vitamin B3 dilates the small blood vessels (including the brain), improves microcirculation, has a weak anticoagulant effect, increasing the fibrinolytic activity of the blood. It has detoxification properties.

Vitamin B5 is required for the exchange of fats, carbohydrates, amino acids, the synthesis of vital fatty acids, cholesterol, histamine, acetylcholine, hemoglobin. In large quantities is in garlic.

Vitamin B6 is found in many products. Especially a lot of it is contained in the grain sprouts, walnuts and hazelnuts, spinach, potatoes and carrots, color and cabbage, tomatoes, strawberries, cherries, oranges and lemons, avocados.

Vitamin B9 is essential for the growth and development of the circulatory and immune systems. This vitamin is necessary for the creation and maintenance of healthy cells in a healthy state, so its presence is especially important during periods of rapid development of the body and in early childhood.

Vitamin C is used as a restorative and stimulating immune system for various diseases (colds, oncological, etc.), and also prophylactically with insufficient intake of food, for example, in the winter-spring period.

Vitamin E prevents the formation of thrombi and promotes their absorption. It also improves fertility, reduces and prevents hot flashes in the menopause. Vitamin E is also used in cosmetology to preserve youthful skin, it promotes skin healing and reduces the risk of scar tissue formation.