What’s so great about almonds? They are seemingly bland most of the time and aren’t the most appealing in the nut family. But don’t be fooled—almonds may hold the secret to helping you shed those pounds and stay healthy.
How are these little brown crunchies going to do that you ask? Read on.
They can give you energy: Almonds are high in vitamin B2, which helps your body turn food into energy. So if you’re dealing with depleted energy levels, eating almonds regularly may help give you a boost.
The perfect pre/post-workout snack: Raw almonds are often called “the perfect snack” since they provide an ideal blend of protein and carbs. These guys are also lightweight and nonperishable, so you can always keep them on hand in your purse or gym bag.
They are heart-healthy: The American Heart Association recommends eating four servings of unsalted nuts a week. This is because they are high in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, and unsaturated fatss—all essential nutrients to support your cardiovascular system.
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