Dieticians recommend covering thirty percent of your daily energy needs with fat - up to ten percent in saturated fats, ten to twenty percent in monounsaturated fats and ten percent in polyunsaturated fats. Vegetable oils are a source of unsaturated fats - valuable ingredients in a healthy diet.
Almond trees have been grown for four millennia, and can now mainly be found in California, around the Mediterranean and in the Middle East towards the Subcontinent. It might interest you to know that almonds are not nuts in the strict botanical sense, but are a drupaceous fruit, and therefore closely related to peaches and apricots. A handful of almonds a day may enhance your cardiac health - almonds only contain little saturated fat and no cholesterol, but large amounts of vitamin E, folic acid, fibre, calcium, magnesium and potassium.