We all want to be healthier, but countless challenges impact our ability to realize this goal, from time to easy and affordable access to healthy foods.

While almonds are certainly not the cheapest nutritious snacking option, they're packed with health benefits that might make them worth the extra cost. From heart benefits to healthy skin, these bite-sized tree nuts have something for everyone.


1. Improve Heart Health

One of the best-known benefits of almonds is that they are great for heart health. Numerous studies confirm that almonds are loaded with various nutrients and minerals, including vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, dietary fibers, and more. All of these nutrients benefit heart health or reduce heart disease.

Furthermore, similar research has found that almonds can lower bad cholesterol that can build up in the arteries, providing a major health boost. All these factors mean almonds are a good snack choice in general and may specifically benefit people who face an increased risk of heart conditions.

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