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Almonds a healthy snack substitute!

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Almonds are one of the most nutritious of all nuts.
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If you think almonds are just for satisfying your mid-afternoon munchies, you're in for a surprise! These tasty tidbits pack a nutritional punch, combining tons of essential nutrients in one very delicious package.

20-25 almonds (approximately one ounce) contain as much calcium as 1/4 cup of milk, a valuable tool in preventing osteoporosis.

Cancer Prevention - Almonds are low in saturated fat and contain many other protective nutrients - calcium and magnesium - for strong bones, vitamin E and compounds called phytochemicals, which may help protect against cardiovascular disease and even cancer.

Reduce Heart Attack Risk - studies show those who consumed nuts five times a week had a 50% reduction in risk of heart attack.

Lower Cholesterol – studies showed that almonds added to the diet had a favorable effect on blood cholesterol levels and that none of the study groups experienced weight gain in the study.

Almonds are the best whole food source of vitamin E, in the form of alpha-tocopherol, which may help prevent cancer.

If you're pregnant, or thinking about it, almonds are a great source of the folic acid you need!

Almonds contain more magnesium than oatmeal or even spinach. Are you listening, Popeye?

The facts are in, and they're fabulous! This impressive list shows you exactly how many great nutrients almonds have to offer. Your daily three ounces of almonds have the important vitamins and minerals you need to improve your diet and fight disease. And don't forget, they taste great, too!
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