Almonds: Excellent source of vitamin E. Vitamin E is a major antioxidant that can help protect our body’s cells from damage. Vitamin E works best in the body when we eat foods containing it as opposed to a supplement. Almonds are high in fiber and high in heart healthy fats that can work to help reduce your “bad” cholesterol.
Almonds make a great portable snack by themselves or put on top of your yogurt, toss on your salad, mix into flour for breads, muffins and pie crusts. Almond butter is a tasty alternative to peanut butter and can be used on whole grain crackers, fruit, breads or even plain rice cakes.