Snack on Almonds to Relieve Stress

Posted on : August 31st, 2020

The results are in: replacing typical snacks with almonds can result in better overall heart function in times of stress. This is great news! With many of us working at home, and having kids at home all day while worrying about viruses, hurricanes and fires…we’re stressed and snacking more than ever!

It’s so tempting to reach for sugary, fatty snacks for energy, comfort and stress relief when what we really need is heart-healthy food. Here’s a good reason to change our habits: a new study funded by the Almond Board of California showed that, over a six-week period, participants who consumed a daily snack of almonds in place of other snacks showed greater cardiac resilience in response to acute stress. It’s the plant protein and nutrients that give us a lift, relieve our stress and help our hearts to function.

So in these times of uncertainty, drink plenty of water and grab a handful of almonds for stress relief when you want to munch out. Or try these two nut-tritious taste treats instead of junk food. Your heart and cortisol levels will thank you.

Gorac: Good Ol’ Raisins, Almonds and Cranberries

Great on the go, or alongside your laptop. Pre-make a serving or two of this variation on gorp for everyone in the family (so that you all won’t binge on it like I’ve been known to do). 

Granny Smith Apples and Almonds

An apple for the teacher (0r for the student, the accountant, the customer service rep, etc.), plus natural dry-roasted almonds. With fall upon us, so many great varieties of apples will be available soon. I love the tartness and crispness of Granny Smiths, but of course, any kind of apples will do. Need more sweetness? Drizzle on some straight-outta-Northern California Maisie Jane’s Wildflower Honey.

So, take care, everyone.

Eat right, drink plenty of water, stretch, get your rest, exercise, take walks when possible, eat well and snack wisely. We’ll get through this.


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