roasted almonds 

Almonds are packed with nutrients and are a filling and flavorful snack. They contain protein, vitamin E, healthy fats, fibers, flavonoids along with calcium, potassium, phosphorus and magnesium. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that is known to protect against the development of the arterial plaques that can produce heart attacks, while fiber is known to lower cholesterol and help regulate blood sugar. Fortunately, although one-quarter cup (about 25 grams) of almonds contains about 11 grams of fat, a sizable portion of it (7 grams) is heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

Prior studies have suggested that eating almonds can provide health benefits as diverse as improving bone health, managing blood sugar, helping to control weight, preventing hair loss and lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Almonds can even reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, prevent birth defects or improve cognition (including concentration and memory). 

For everyday tension-type headaches, almonds can be a natural remedy and a healthier alternative to other medicine. It acts as a pain reliever because it contains something called salicin, which is also an agent in popular over the counter pain killers. Try eating a handful or two of these wholesome nuts when you feel the ache start to set in. Note: People who suffer from migraines may find that almonds are a trigger food. 

Almonds contain no Omega 3 but Omega 6 but they are alkali forming food.

You have now no more excuses to not include them in your diet, “al natural”, roasted, in your salads, desserts, cakes, biscuits, the possibilities are great!