We invite you to prepare this delicious recipe for roasted almonds and rosemary that combines its delicious flavor, resulting in an exquisite snack, excellent for our memory and brain health. Very good to share with friends this December holidays, or for any occasion.

Toasted almonds and rosemary for memory

Almonds are a source of phenylalanine, a substance that helps the brain produce dopamine, adrenaline, and norepinephrine. In almonds we can also find a great ally to improve our memory or overcome depressive states.

They contain water, proteins, fats, carbohydrates and cellulose; vitamins B1, B2, PP, C, A, D and E; calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, chlorine, manganese, copper, and zinc.

They also contain the eight essential amino acids. Almonds are an essential food in a healthy and balanced diet. In addition, it is a very versatile ingredient in both sweet and savory recipes.

Rosemary for memory

A new study published in Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology , found that smelling rosemary essence improves mental performance , in addition, increases the speed and efficiency with which your mind processes information.

As you can see, the combination of these two potentially healthy ingredients for our brain, not only brings flavor to your palate and rich smell to your home, but also supplies essential nutrients to your brain and your entire organism.

Roasted almonds with rosemary

  • 2 cups whole fresh almonds
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili / chili powder (optional)
  • 3/4 of teaspoon of sea salt
  • A pinch of ground red pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 165 ° C. Cover a large tray with parchment paper. Reserve.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until almonds are evenly coated. Arrange the almond mixture in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 165º for 20 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool to room temperature.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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