Monday, January 19, 2015
Almonds - Oh Yes
I do like my almonds. And that's a good thing. Edgar Cayce, also known as the sleeping prophet, recorded some of his "readings" way back in the 1930's or so, and in them he made several references to the efficacy of this wonderful nut. He said if you ate 2 or 3 almonds a day you would never need to fear getting cancer.
It was many years ago that I read his prediction that scientists would discover this fact by the end of the 20th century. I have recently also read some interesting news that almonds can prove useful in lowering blood pressure, therefore helping one achieve a healthy heart. And other, more recent articles, hail the ingestion of almonds in helping diabetics getting better health.
Way back, years ago, when I mentioned Cayce's observations to a friend, she was very pleased. "So I could eat 2 Almond Joy candy bars a day and be protected from cancer?" I responded that I wasn't sure that was the intent of his statement for he was an advocate for healthy eating, and thought the almonds could be used instead of meat products to get the proper nutrients that could be missing in a too-strict vegetarian diet.
Of course if one was predisposed to eat a candy bar, perhaps the Almond Joy would be a better choice than others. This is my own opinion and not one I discovered in my reading. Although I wouldn't advise taking them for daily consumption as a cancer or heart disorders prevention.
Here's wishing you a healthy New Year. And just maybe (if you are so inclined) the enjoyable taste of a few almonds every now and then.