Here is just a bit about what an almond has to offer:
Almonds are especially rich in monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic and palmitoleic acids which help to lower LDL or the 'bad' cholesterol and increase HDL or the 'good' cholesterol.
Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E, which is required to maintain cell membrane integrity or mucus membranes and skin by protecting from harmful oxygen-free radicals.
This nut is packed with many important B-vitamins as well, such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 and folates.
Further, this nut is an incredible source of minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.
I can go on and on ... but, in short, this gem of a nut (or fruit) should be part of your daily diet, whether whole or in the form of milk. I find it very easy to get almonds into my kids' diets by making them yummy almond milk. Especially the littler ones who find it hard chewing on the whole nut.
Enjoy this quick and easy recipe any time and know you are truly 'doing your body good'.