Almonds are a tree nut high in monounsaturated fats that can decrease LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. A small handful provides 6 grams of protein, 37% of our daily vitamin E, 32% of our daily manganese and 20% of our daily magnesium. Almonds are reported to improve brain health, stabilize blood sugar levels, support heart function, nourish and improve skin and support immune system function.
Sprouted almonds are an alkaline-forming food, good for balancing the pH level of the body. After sprouting, almonds contain significantly less phytic acid (a substance that binds to minerals and prevents our bodies from absorbing them).