Eating almonds has the same effect as the cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins . A one and a half ounce handful of almonds is a leading source of vitamin E and magnesium and offers protein, fibre, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and iron in 246 calories.
Also, almonds (and other nuts) contain phytochemicals, which are plant chemicals that may provide powerful protection against heart disease, stroke, and other chronic diseases.
New research gives even more support to the healthy benefits of almonds: almonds may well be a food that helps fight and diabetes.
Source: The Times Of India