Was out late last night. An Indian and ice cream late and feeling like a rag blanket with a saggy face this morning coming to work. Picked up the new “Live It! Naturally” magazine and read about the new research results on anitoxidants in almond skins working synergistically with the Vitamin E content in the almonds to give a great anti-aging effect…mmmm shall I breakfast solely on almonds this morning?
Flavonoids and Almonds and the anti-aging effect
The full details of this interesting study are published in the Journal of Nutrition September or October publication. Apparently it is the skins of the almonds that house the antioxidants (flavonoids). Of coarse its not only almond skins where flavonoids are found. They are also in tea (see post about tea) fruits and veg and wine. The flavonoids can act as antioxidants in the body protecting cells from damage and can protect LDL cholesterol from being oxidised and more likely to clog arteries. ….And most importantly to me this morning, they are thought to protect the body from aging. So how many do I need to eat and how often? I’ll ask Rachel later and let you know.