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Health Benefits Of Almonds: 18 Reasons To Add Almonds To Your Diet

03/24/2016 11:53 EDT | Updated 03/24/2016 11:59 EDT

Nuts were long maligned as a dieter’s worst enemy, full of fat and calories that were best avoided. But it turns out that not all fats are created equal, and by that token, almonds and other nuts have experienced a resurgence as more people appreciate their considerable nutritional benefits. And, of course, their great taste.

"Adding almonds to your diet is a great way to get essential vitamins and minerals in your diet,” says Dr. Scott Schreiber, a chiropractor certified in clinical nutrition. "They are rich in vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium Almonds are also a great source of protein, fibre, low in sugar and contain no salt or cholesterol. One serving contains almost 13 grams of unsaturated fats. They are the highest in protein, fiber, calcium, riboflavin and niacin."

Those are all great reasons to add almonds, a perfect little package of nutrition, to your diet on a regular basis. Here are 18 things you need to know about almonds, from their health benefits to how to get more of them into your diet.

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