The Power of Almonds | why you should be eating almonds!

March 14, 2019
A white bowl full of almonds

If you have been following me on Instagram, you may have noticed that every time I share dishes (my IG is filled with food pics – major foodie here) I always always always include almonds in my dishes. There’s a reason why I add almonds to most if not all of my dinner dishes….and I will be revealing that reason to you today. So, if you’re a health junkie and want to hear about my personal experience with almonds, the power of almonds and why you should be eating them daily, keep reading!

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BACKGROUND STORY 

AVOIDING ALMONDS AT ALL COSTS

I have never been a fan of any kind of nuts, especially not almonds. Their texture and flavor never really went well with me. So, I avoided eating almonds for the most part of my childhood and teen years. A bad decision, clearly! 

BEING PRONE TO HEADACHES

Growing up I was always prone to getting headaches. I would get headaches about two to three times a week. Believe it or not, I would get headaches for the littlest reasons. 

Now, I wasn’t the only one at home that dealt with horrible headaches. By the looks of it, headaches seem to have run in the family. My sister and my dad would also get headaches quite frequently. The one thing we could never run out of at home was Advil (The 300ct bottle). We’d go through a bottle of Advil pretty quickly. 

“Ten almonds a day keeps most headaches away.”

ROAD TO DISCOVERING THE POWER OF ALMONDS 

The discovery began with my dad. Last year, my dad (for whatever reason) began to eat around twenty almonds every single morning. He implemented this habit without knowing the huge effect it would have on him. After only a few weeks, he started noticing some promising changes. He started feeling healthier and had more energy.

And shockingly enough….his headaches were starting to become a thing of the past. As days went by, I witnessed that he wasn’t getting many headaches anymore, as he typically would. On the other hand, I was still getting headaches. So, he would tell me “why don’t you try eating almonds like me to see if it works for you too?” At first I was a little hesitant, but when I realized that I had nothing to lose, I decided to try it out myself.  

ADAPTING A NEW HEALTHY HABIT

Although my dad would eat twenty almonds a day, I chose to not start with a large amount. Like I mentioned before, I have never been a fan of eating almonds so I wanted to start with a realistic amount that way I could keep up with this habit. 

EATING 10 ALMONDS A DAY

So, I started eating ten almonds a day since July of 2018I would eat ten almonds in the morning on an empty stomach or in the evening accompanied with fruits. I tried to eat them at the same times for the most part during the weekdays. On weekends, it was harder to have a designated time, so I would just make sure to eat them sometime during the day, regardless of the time. I can’t remember exactly the day that I started feeling a difference, but what I do remember is that just weeks after consuming ten almonds a day, my headaches started going away, too. 

BYE BYE HEADACHES + ADVILS

When the end of August 2018 came, I referred to my diary (I always record the amount of Advils I take monthly) and realized that I only took one Advil in August. 

Can you believe it? Just ONE!!! To me, it was completely insane and unbelievable because I would typically consume around two Advils a week! 

“Hello Almonds, Goodbye Advils

MY STORY CAN BE YOURS, TOO.

There is nothing better than natural home remedies. I am a huge fan of them. I’ve been through a lot of health problems in the past and I’ve overcome them all thanks to God and to natural home remedies. So, I have a lot of faith in them. 

Now, I’m not saying that eating almonds is a definite headache cure or that it may work with everyone, because all of our bodies respond differently. I am simply sharing my personal experience with the hopes that it can help someone else as well. 

I want you to also be able to experience the incredible benefits of adding this habit (10 almonds daily) to your daily routine. At the end of the day, what do you have to lose? 

BENEFITS OF EATING ALMONDS

I also took the liberty to do some extra research on the benefits of eating almonds and let me tell you that preventing headaches is ONLY one of the many benefits. 

ALMONDS ARE RICH IN:

  • Antioxidants 
  • Vitamin-E
  • Magnesium
  • Fiber
  • Protein

ALMONDS REDUCE THE RISK OF:

  • Type II Diabetes 
  • Heart Disease
  • Cholesterol 
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cataracts

ALMONDS HELP IMPROVE: 

BONUS BENEFITS OF ALMONDS:

  • Strengthens muscles
  • Gives Energy 
  • Reduces headaches

*I personally recommend 10-15 almonds daily / adding or deducting to that amount is on you*

Now that you know why almonds appear on almost all of my dishes on IG and how almonds have helped me get rid of headaches, what are YOU waiting for to add this healthy habit to your daily routine? My daily go-to habit can be yours too! 

Until next time,

GABBY

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All the information/advice/tips given above are to inspire you, not to replace the advice of a professional. Although GABBYABIGAILL has taken much time, consideration and research to ensure the accuracy of the information displayed above, GABBYABIGAILL will not be responsible or liable for any actions taken by your part. 

Comments (28)

  • Sarah

    March 14, 2019 at 11:52 am

    Wow! I never had any idea almonds could help with headaches. Like you, I’m not a big almond/nuts person but I think I’m going to start adding them to my days, and my family’s!

    1. admin

      March 14, 2019 at 4:56 pm

      Yes, neither did I! I was amazed when my headaches started going away. I struggled to eat them for the first two weeks or so! Now I’m so used to the flavor! 🙂

      Gabby

  • Melissa

    March 14, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Very helpful! I try to eat almonds every day. I really like posts on home remedies this is awesome!

    1. admin

      March 14, 2019 at 4:57 pm

      So good to hear! I am like YOU. I love natural home remedies. Glad you enjoyed!

      Gabby

  • Jessica

    March 14, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    OMG !!! 😳 I never knew almonds had this much of a healthy impact. I wish I actually liked to eat them ☹️ Great post though and thanks for sharing your healthy habits!!
    https://jessierenea.com/eat-sleep-blog-repeat/

    1. admin

      March 14, 2019 at 4:59 pm

      Completely understandable! However, their health benefits overpower their taste! I’ve gotten so used to their flavor – I actually like them now, haha! x

      Gabby

  • Sandy

    March 14, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Never new that Almonds had so many health benefits! Need to stock up on Almonds and incorporate it to my diet. Thank you for sharing!

    BeautyBlissandChaos

    1. admin

      March 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm

      Def stock up on them. You won’t regret it. Always happy to share! (:

      Gabby

  • Alyssa

    March 14, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    This is really interesting. I used to have horrific headaches and migraines daily for years until I cut out diary (now vegan) and I have never had a migraine since! It is incredible how much we can heal with our diet.
    Thank you for sharing with us.
    Alyssa
    Thesacredspaceap.com

    1. admin

      March 14, 2019 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you very much! WOW, that’s incredible. I want to be a vegetarian so badly (slowly converting, haha) xo

      Gabby

  • Yaya

    March 14, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Wonderful post! I’ve learned so much and I’m buying a big pack of almonds when I go shopping tomorrow!

    1. admin

      March 14, 2019 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you! Glad to hear it! xo

      Gabby

  • Sarah Winton

    March 14, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of nuts in general but I do like almonds. I’ll have to try this for my headaches.

    1. admin

      March 14, 2019 at 8:57 pm

      Definitely give it a try! x

  • Alpana Chand

    March 14, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Even though I love almonds and have been eating them 2-4 everyday, I never knew they helped with headaches. Thanks for the info! I always dice and add almonds to pancakes, porridge, oats, makes eating them fun.

    1. admin

      March 14, 2019 at 8:58 pm

      Absolutely, you’re very welcome! I add almonds to everything, too (:

      Gabby

  • Andi Preston

    March 14, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    BRB! Going to get my almonds. Thanks for the info!!

    1. admin

      March 14, 2019 at 9:03 pm

      Haha, you’re very welcome! xo

      Gabby

  • Margarida

    March 15, 2019 at 4:59 am

    As a vegan I already knew some of the almonds benefits but not that much. Thank you so much for sharing this.

    1. admin

      March 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

      Awesome, you’re so welcome! x

      Gabby

  • Laura

    March 15, 2019 at 6:50 am

    I love almonds! I literally finished a bag of almonds few days ago. I love adding them to cereals and porridge x
    Laura / https://www.laustworld.com

    1. admin

      March 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

      Yes, I love adding them to cereal too! (:

      Gabby

  • Alexx

    March 15, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Wow! That’s so interesting. I’ve never heard of what almonds can do for you but I definitely think that I will start adding them to my meals and see if it makes a difference!

    💗 Alexx | Aesthetics by Alexx
    https://aestheticsbyalexx.com

    1. admin

      March 15, 2019 at 2:19 pm

      Yes, they are so amazing for your health! Def do it.

      Gabby

  • The Newbury Girl

    March 16, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    I love almonds so much – they’re a favorite additive to salads! I had no clue that they could help with headaches so thank you for sharing!! Another great benefit to eating almonds.

    1. admin

      March 16, 2019 at 4:11 pm

      I’ve never had them in salads before, I might have to try that soon! Thanks for reading, lovely.

      Gabby

  • Sophie Harriet

    March 20, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    I’m a big fan of almonds, and nuts in general (my favourites are cashews!) so even though I rarely get headaches, it’s great to know that they have so many health benefits!

    1. admin

      March 20, 2019 at 8:29 pm

      Happy to hear that, Sophie!

      Gabby

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