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Almonds are Heart Healthy


    Almonds are high in oleic acid--the same heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids found in olive oil--and in magnesium, which eases blood flow and reduces the risk of heart attacks and free radical damage following a heart attack. And almond skins are very rich in potent antioxidant flavonoids. These flavonoids team up with the vitamin E in their meat to more than double the antioxidant protection on human LDL cholesterol when consumed separately.

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