Almonds = radiant skin and healthy hair and nailsThe scoop: In addition to heart-healthy fats, almonds have loads of vitamin E, which is great for beauty because as Bauer explains, it "is a nutrient that protects skin cell membranes from damage to keep your complexion radiant and youthful." And, as Dr. Steven Pratt says, "almonds are an excellent source of biotin" (AKA vitamin B-7) which is instrumental in keeping hair and nails (and skin and muscles) healthy.
Tip: While the debate about whether raw nuts are better for you than roasted ones rages on (all sides agree that salted nuts are a no-no), one thing to keep in mind is that roasted nuts will turn rancid much more quickly than raw ones because the oils oxidize when exposed to heat and then air. Nutritionists recommend keeping all nuts refrigerated in airtight containers.
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