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Are almonds healthy?

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Almonds are a nutritious snack. They are a good source of protein and fiber and are also high in calcium, vitamin E, magnesium and potassium. They are also rich in healthy unsaturated fats, which help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Almonds are among the lowest calorie nuts. A 1-ounce serving, or about 23 almonds, contains 160 calories and has 6 grams of protein, 3.5 grams of fiber and 13 grams of unsaturated fat. It also contains 17 percent of the daily requirement of magnesium. Choose raw and unsalted almonds for a healthier option.

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