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almonds Almonds have been used since the middle ages to relieve heartburn. But now we know they do a lot more for your health.  

A one-and-a-half ounce handful of almonds, is a great source of antioxidants, vitamin E and magnesium and contains protein, fiber, potassium, calcium, copper, phosphorus and iron. Plant based Vitamin E is the most beneficial form of this powerful antioxidant.

 

Almonds and other nuts contain phytochemicals that have been shown to protect against heart disease, stroke, and other chronic diseases.  

The FDA allows the following nuts to be included in the new claims: almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pistachios, walnuts and peanuts.  

Almonds contain ALA, and can reduce cholesterol as well as prescription drugs and reduce triglycerides.  

Almonds contain more calcium than any other nut.

Nuts also contain L-Arginine which helps reduce blood clotting that causes clogged arteries, helps your body repair tissue, and supports your immune system.

Nuts do contain fat, but its the healthy fat that your body needs to function properly. They are high in calories, so don't over do it!

 

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