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The Good-Fat Nibble
We know that nuts are an ideal pick-me-up, packed with protein, as well as healthy monosaturated fats and fiber. There's more, though: a recent study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who frequently ate nuts had lower levels of an inflammatory marker called C-reactive protein (CRP). Moreover, almonds, in particular, are an excellent source of vitamin E, which may help to protect the body from the effects of harmful free radicals and has been shown to reduce inflammation.