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Almonds for all seasons
by Banasree Purkayastha
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21 May 2006
On 21 May 2006 Financial Express reported:
Several studies confirm what Maharishi Ayur-Veda recommends - that almonds are an ideal food for the health-conscious, providing calcium, vitamins, and a cooling effect on the physiology. They also play a vital role in helping to prevent chronic disorders.
It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring
fulfilment to the field of health.
'(The) latest research has shown us how almonds, being a powerhouse of nutrients, can play a vital role in combating degenerative diseases like diabetes and heart diseases,' Dr Kumud Khanna, director, Institute of Home Economics, Delhi University, stated in the article.
According to a study by Dr Cyril Kendall and Dr David J.A. Jenkins of the University of Toronto, eating a certain combination of foods, including almonds, can help reduce LDL, or bad cholesterol, levels. In a separate study, Kendall and Jenkins found that eating two ounces of almonds significantly reduced the blood sugar-raising effect of white bread.
The Journal of Nutrition published a study stating that almond skins were high in anti-oxidants.
The article stated that 'Maharishi Ayurveda recommends (eating) sweet almonds instead of bitter ones. Because of their sweet and warming quality, they are best for pacifying Vata dosha. Almonds are also good for Pitta, but people with Kapha imbalance should eat them in small quantities. The only people who should not consume almonds are those with high Pitta in the blood.'
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