Regulates Cholesterol, One of the most widely known benefits of almond oil is its ability to regulate cholesterol. Regular consumption of almond oil raises HDL (“good” cholesterol), lowers LDL (“bad” cholesterol) and generally lowers overall cholesterol levels naturally. With high unsaturated fat content and vitamin E, almond oil allows oxygen and nutrients to flow freely through the blood stream.
Reduces Risk of Heart Disease
Not only can you expect better cholesterol levels with almond oil as a regular part of your diet, but you can also look forward to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease, like high cholesterol and many other conditions, is often caused by chronic inflammation. Real foods with antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties, therefore, generally reduce your risk for many common health conditions.
Keeps Your Colon and Rectum Healthy
Almond oil injection has been identified as method of treatment to cure rectal prolapse in children. Almost 93% of patients with idiopathic pruritus ani who given almond oil injections were permanently cured after the first treatment, and the remaining patients were cured after their second treatments.
Great for Your Skin and Hair
Due in large part to its antioxidative properties, almond oil is known for protecting skin against UV radiation damage and keeping skin soft and supple. A study found it to both prevent initial UV damage and slow down the effects of UV damage after it happened. As another safe remedy to treat these skin conditions, almond oil helps relieve the inflammation, itchiness and redness of psoriasis or eczema
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