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Benefits of Sweet Almond Oil

Almonds have long been used as food by humans, animals, and birds. Almonds contain protein and certain minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Due to their relatively high fat content, however, most nuts, including almonds, are also relatively high in calories, but, they may be satiating, meaning that eating almonds, even if high in calories, may make you feel full. Several human and animal studies that were conducted in the last few years have found that replacing animal fat in the diet with either almonds or almond oil produced reductions in total cholesterol levels, low-density lipoproteins (LDL) and triglycerides. In addition, levels of high-density lipoproteins (HDL), the “good” cholesterol remained relatively constant.

Sweet almond oil obtained from the dried kernels of sweet almond variety is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E. Sweet almond oil can be consumed safely and is used for various culinary purposes. Moreover, its durability and viscosity makes it appropriate massage oils.
– Carrier Oil for Aromatherapy.
– Massage Therapy : Pure sweet almond oil is suitable for any skin type and can be used in massage therapy. The oil gets easily absorbed, thus serves as a wonderful emollient. It lends a soft, glowing feel to the skin and also balances the level of moisture in the body.
– Manufacture of Soaps : Sweet almond oil is a great moisturizer and is used for superfatting of soaps.
– Culinary Purposes : Sweet almond oil is edible oil and can be used as a salad dressing. Just combine 3 tablespoons of almond oil with vinegar, maple syrup and Dijon mustard (1 tablespoon each) and some salt and pepper to taste. Sweet almond oil also forms a great substitute for olive oil.

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