Sunday, September 9, 2012

Vitamins in Badam(Almonds)

Vitamins in Almonds 
Almonds (Badam) are beneficial to your health for the multiple nutrients found in the nut, according to The World's Healthiest Foods. Almonds also feature a high level of protein, like many nuts, and are a good source of the mineral manganese. While a couple vitamins are found in high concentrations in almonds, many others are found only in trace amounts. According to Nutfarm, just one handful of almonds taken daily can reduce your risk of heart disease by 50 percent.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is found in a very high level in badam--in fact, just 1 oz. of badam contains 35 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin E. This vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that can help clean your bloodstream of toxins and free radicals, which are oxygen-based waste molecules that can destroy cells in your body and impair your overall health. According to the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements, vitamin E is also involved in the function of the immune system, as well as cell signaling and gene regulation, plus other metabolic processes. Vitamin E may also be able to prevent or delay the development of some cancers and other chronic diseases by combating the presence of free radicals in the body.

Vitamin B2

About 17 percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin B2, also called riboflavin, is available in badam. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, its primary function is to help the body convert food into glucose, which is used by the body as a fuel for energy. B vitamins like riboflavin also contribute to healthy skin, hair, eyes and liver.

Vitamin B6

According to Nutfarm, one serving of almonds contains about six percent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin B6. This vitamin is involved in a number of different bodily functions, and is used by the body to maintain protein metabolism, red blood cell metabolism, and proper functioning of the nervous and immune systems, according to the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements.

Other B Vitamins

Several other B vitamins are found in badam in varying amounts. These include thiamin, niacin, folate and biotin. According to the American Cancer Society, B-complex vitamins are used by the body in a number of ways, including body growth and development. They are also necessary for proper enzyme function, which facilitates the breakdown and processing of foods into energy and other elements needed by the body.

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