Although called nuts, almonds are actually seeds from the fruit grown on an almond tree. These nutritional nuts contain monounsaturated fats which have proven to help reduce the risk of heart disease. The same fats are beneficial to healthy skin, hair, and nails. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, and dietary fiber, almonds are a wholesome, tasty snack. Although it’s mainly a stand-alone snack, almonds are also added to a variety of recipes for extra zest and crunch.