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Health Benefits of Almonds

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Almonds are highly nutritious and rich in healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Almonds are sold with the shell removed either raw or roasted. Almonds can be used to produce almond milk, oil, butter or flour.

A 1-ounce (28-gram) serving of almonds contains the following nutrients:

• Fiber: 3.5 grams
• Protein: 6 grams
• Fat: 14 grams
• Vitamin E: 37%
• Magnesium: 20%

bowl of almonds and 2 glasses of milk

Here’s some health benefits that almonds provide:

• Loaded with antioxidants that can protect your cells from aging and disease.
• Best source of Vitamin E which lower rates of heart disease and cancer.
• Helps with blood sugar control and may reduce high blood pressure.
• Can lower cholesterol levels.
• Reduces hunger which lowers your overall calorie intake.
• May enhance weight loss in most people.

As you can see, there are many healthy benefits associated with eating almonds. Almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E which can improve your overall health.

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