Almonds contain Omega 3 and Omega 6 unsaturated fatty acids. Eating them regularly (25g a day, 5 times a week) helps curbing inflammatory processes, reducing cholesterol levels as well as the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Thanks to their high amount of vitamin E, almonds also provide an extra dose of antioxidants.
Moreover, almonds have a high fibre content and are rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, phosphorus and zinc.
Almonds are especially recommended to the people who have high cholesterol levels and suffer from bone, nervous or heart diseases. Being rich in magnesium, they are also highly recommended to women to reduce premenstrual symptoms. Thanks to their calcium content, almonds are precious for all the people who do not eat dairy products.