I’m seriously considering buying stock in Blue Diamond Almonds. It makes logical sense considering that I love all their products and buy them on a regular basis – Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze is truly an EBF household staple, I love the the Nut Thins and I always have a container of almonds on hand for snacking or making recipes – cinnamon raisin almond butter or creamy curried almond dressing anyone?
And if you like snacking on almonds as much as I do, you’ll be happy to know that a variety of Blue Diamond Almonds have been certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) as a heart-healthy food. Not only are Blue Diamond Almonds a delicious snack, but they are good for your heart and good for your health! The following flavors meet the AHA guidelines and now feature the AHA Heart-Check mark:
The Whole Natural are my favorite because I can eat them raw or use them in recipes, plus I find that I’m better with portion control when snacking on raw almonds rather than salted or flavored varieties. Although I do want to try to find the Honey Dijon flavor because it sounds super tasty.
I’m sure most of you know about the American Heart Association, but their mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Heart disease is American’s number one killer and is completely preventable by following a number of health measures, one of which is eating healthy. <– It’s hard to believe that number one killer in America is preventable. Stop and think about that for a second! Thinking about that definitely helps to keep me motivated to eat healthy, workout and share what I can to help others through Eating Bird Food and my health coaching practice!
Evidence of almonds’ benefits in helping to prevent heart disease has been growing over the past several years and almonds are an great source of vitamin E, magnesium, and manganese; they are a good source fiber, copper, phosphorous and riboflavin. When compared ounce for ounce, almonds are the nut highest in protein (6g), fiber, calcium, vitamin E, riboflavin and niacin!
Need a little almond inspiration? Here are a few tasty snack recipes to help you get a dose of heart-healthy almonds in!
Healthy Snacks with Almonds
If you want to learn more about Blue Diamond Almonds and their new AHA Heart-Check certification, join me on Twitter for a chat next Monday, May 21, 2012 at 8PM CST / 9PM EST.
FitFluential LLC compensated me for this campaign. All opinions are my own.
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