Dr. ABC suggests that nuts can protect heart health and reduce the risks of dying early from heart disease and other causes. But, unless you’re allergic to almonds, there’s no real danger in eating almonds, so you can certainly include it as part of your heart-healthy diet
One way almonds may help your heart health is by lowering the low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol levels. LDL plays a major role in the development of plaque that builds up on the blood vessels. Eating more almonds has also been linked to lower levels of inflammation linked to heart disease.
Eating nuts may also reduce your risk of developing blood clots that can cause a fatal heart attack. Nuts also appear to improve the health of the lining of your arteries.
Besides being packed with Vitamin-E, almonds contain at least some of these heart-healthy substances:
Omega-3 fatty acids
Instead of eating foods with unhealthy saturated fats, try substituting a handful of nuts or a tablespoon or two of a nut spread.
A serving is a small handful (1.5 ounces) of whole nuts or 2 tablespoons of nut butter. But again, do this as part of a heart-healthy diet. Just eating nuts and not cutting back on saturated fats found in many dairy and meat products won’t do your heart any good.