Eating almonds can help reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL), total cholesterol and oxidized LDL cholesterol, all of which are bad for the heart. This makes almond the heart-healthy nuts. Almonds are also low in calories that can be a part of your weight loss plan. It also helps in lowering the blood pressure in overweight people. The wonder nut also promotes beneficial gut bacteria, including Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus.
A handful of almonds have 161 calories.