10. Almonds and bone health
The magnesium and calcium found in almonds are two nutrients crucial to bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis.
One study has found that consumption of almonds inhibits the formation of bone-eating cells known as osteoclasts.
Nutrients in almonds
Almonds are an excellent source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They are also a great source of protein, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc and vitamin E.
They also contain many antioxidants like the flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol.
Where do almonds come from?
Almonds are thought to have originated in Asia. They have since Biblical times been cultivated in the Mediterranean, especially in Spain and Italy.
The U.S. supplies 88 % of worldwide almond production with most of it grown in California. Almonds are also grown in Turkey, Spain, Italy and Italy.