Almonds are storehouses of nutrition; they have the highest amounts of proteins, fibres, calcium and vitamins B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin) and E. They are naturally low in sugar and unhealthy fats. Almonds help prevent cardiovascular diseases, promote health, aids in weight loss, and helps prevent hair loss. Almonds are one of the complete sources of energy as well as nutrients. The nuts, especially, are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic, and palmitoleic acids that help in lowering LDL or "bad cholesterol" and increasing HDL or "good cholesterol" in the human body. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet, which is excellent in monounsaturated fatty acids; help to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favouring healthy blood lipid profile. The nuts are an excellent source of vitamin E; hold about 25 g per100 g (about 170% of RDA). Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining cell membrane integrity of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful effects of oxygen free radicals. Almonds are free from gluten protein, and for the same reason, they are one of the popular ingredients in the preparation of gluten-free food formulas. Such formula preparations are, in fact, healthy alternatives in people with wheat food allergy, and celiac disease. The nuts are packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and floats. Altogether, these vitamins work as co-factors for enzymes during cellular substrate metabolism inside the human body.