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Vol. 8, Issue 5 (2019)

Almond (Prunus dulcis) and human diseases: A review

Sunil Sharma and Neeraj
Almond (Prunus dulcis) is considered as one of the important tree nut rich in nutrition related bioactive compounds. It is rich in diverse minerals, and polyphenols and the prominently available minerals in it are Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus and Calcium. Besides this in case of Vitamins it is rich in vitamin E. Its tegument or skin acts as good fibre for the bowl and provides good digestibility. The low gycemic index of almond has made it best food for diabetic patients (Type 2 diabetes) and rich in terms of monounsaturated fats good for the health of people having Cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Its consumption increased the levels of HDL c whereas reduces the LDL levels in the human body. It is also found to have good effect on the brain due to presence of diverse bioactive compounds. There are many studies which indicated the prebiotic and probiotic effects of almond on the growth of microbiota beneficial for the human gut.
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How to cite this article:
Sunil Sharma, Neeraj. Almond (<em>Prunus dulcis</em>) and human diseases: A review. Pharma Innovation 2019;8(5):710-713.

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