Did you know almonds pack quite the disease-fighting punch? In a report published in The New England Journal of Medicine, increasing nut consumption has been linked to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and lowering LDL-C levels. This small tree nut also is high in both protein and fiber, which helps create the feeling of fullness. So in honor of National Heart Month and National Almond Day, which falls on February 16, check out these heart-healthy snacks.
- Grab one of our protein bars. Each bar only contains 100 calories, making it the perfect on-the-go snack. Try our Chocolate Celebration, Peanut Butter Temptation, Blueberry Pomegranate Bliss, or Iced Strawberry Shortcake protein bars—as you would be surprised each contains almonds.
- Almonds also taste remarkable when paired with chocolate. Go nuts for our Chocolate Almond Cookie recipe, as it received a 4.5 star rating from our customers.
- Wake up your taste buds by creating your own trail mix or spice things up with our Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix.
- Spread almond butter onto a few apple slices, or use as a spread for bananas, or add to celery for a healthier alternative to peanut butter. Surprisingly almond butter contains more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than peanut butter making it slightly healthier.
This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to be an exhaustive examination of the subject matter nor a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your primary care physician or healthcare provider before beginning any diet or exercise program.
Active Medi-Weightloss® patients should consult the experts at their location on whether the foods and recipes mentioned are appropriate for their phase of the program.