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Mediterranean diet

A study published in "The New England Journal of Medicine" made by Spanish researchers shows that the Mediterranean diet, complemented with extra virgin olive oil and dried fruits, is able to reduce by 30% the risk of heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death.

A flat belly with almonds

Almonds are one of the dried fruits that contain more antioxidants as well as fiber, proteins and vitamin E, everything your system needs to produce energy and build and keep muscular tissue. Besides, it also regulates glucose levels in the blood. Among other benefits, almonds also help block calories and reduce the absorption of fats.

Benefits of eating almonds during pregnancy

When the first symptoms of nausea and vomiting appear, almond consumption can be enough to solve the problem. They are an important source of proteins, which are in charge of forming many different tissues in the fetus, as well as healthy fats that help in the correct development of the baby's nervous system. The content in group B vitamins - including folic acid - iron and magnesium are essential to fight the commonplace anemia during pregnancy.

Prevents diabetes

It reduces sensitivity to insulin, contains vitamin E, proteins and fiber. It has been found out that almonds have properties that help prevent type 2 diabetes as well as heart diseases, thanks to the large amounts of monounsaturated fats they contribute with.

Rich in calcium

It contains a larger proportion of calcium than eggs, milk or yogurt. An adult person needs a minimum of 800 daily mg of calcium. Therefore, as little as 50 gr of almonds will contribute with 120mg of calcium.


Increases the proliferation of beneficial intestinal bacteria.

Fights bad cholesterol (LDL), triglycerides and helps reducing blood pressure.

Suitable for those people who suffer from high cholesterol levels, osteoporosis, low weight and diabetes.

And contains minerals like iron (with even more content than meat), magnesium, phosphorus, manganese and zinc.