Meghan Markle Is Making Us All Want to Stock Up on Almonds

Her glowing skin isn’t all due to Prince Harry!

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Photo by: Mark Cuthbert

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As we count down to the royal wedding (less than two weeks away!), we’re all glued to all of Meghan Markle’s decisions — from her cake to the wine that will be served — but it turns out a big part of her beauty routine involves what she has been eating for quite a while.

We are what we eat, and Markle has shared that almonds and almond butter are a big part of her diet — turns out it’s also part of why she has such beautiful skin!

Markle has shared she likes to snack on almonds (and almond butter) to keep energy levels up while she was on set at Suits, and now that she has a packed schedule as a future royal. She even puts almond milk in her smoothies.

“Meghan Markle has mentioned that she enjoys snacking on almonds — and for good reason,” says Registered Dietitian Keri Gans. “The vitamin E in almonds may help nourish your skin and protect it from the sun's damaging UV rays. Linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid found in almonds, has been associated with helping to reduce skin dryness and skin thinning, according to a study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,’ says Gans.

It turns out those same almonds are great for skin, and it may be snacking and not her beauty regime to credit for Markle’s trademark rosy glow. “Almonds, almond milk, almond butter all have vitamin E and lipids that are released on your skin. A handful of unsalted almonds per day is great!” says dermatologist Anna D Guanche MD of the Bella Skin Institute. The vitamin E in almonds can help nourish your skin and protect it from the sun's damaging UV rays. “Just be sure to eat them in moderation, since almonds and other nuts are calorie–dense.” However, don’t have too many: Excess intake may cause acne breakouts for some people, so moderation is key!

Sounds like almonds may just be the perfect snack to add to our royal wedding viewing party on May 19th!

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