As most of you folks know, my mission and vision throughout this entire fitness journey is to inspire someone (everyone) to renew their minds about what it means to be fit and healthy, which I hope will lead to a renewed life. A big part of this journey toward health is being sure we pay attention to our hearts and make good food choices. Let’s face it, what goes into our bodies will directly affect our hearts. The more junk we eat, the harder our hearts have to work to keep us alive. Not to mention the fact that heart disease is the number one killer of Americans (especially us women), so it goes to show we’ve got some changes to make. I refuse to be a part of that negative statistic.
One of my favorite things to eat, that I know is a great choice for my heart health, is almonds. I’m pretty sure I tweet about eating almonds at least once a day. They are full of Omega-3′s, fiber and protein and they go with everything! Blended in smoothies, sprinkled on salads, atop my favorite frozen yogurt, almonds are just an amazing food. My favorite brand of almonds has been Blue Diamond for a very long time. And now it will never leave the top of my almond list because Blue Diamond Almonds have been certified by the American Heart Association (AHA) as a heart-healthy food. So now, when I eat my daily ration of almonds, I’m guaranteed to be eating a food that’s great for my heart. Awesome!
Blue Diamond Almonds come in so many different and absolutely yummy flavors. The AHA has approved these 6 as heart-healthy:
- Whole Natural (my favorite!!!)
- Roasted Salted
- Low Sodium
- Sea Salt
- No Salt
- Honey Dijon
I keep the 1lb bag of Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds with me in my gym bag. They always come through for me when I’m starving at work or just need something to occupy my mouth while I cook dinner. And that 1lb bag usually lasts me an entire week.
Great companies like the American Heart Association are dedicated to helping us make the right choices when it comes to the food we eat. They’ve set up very strict guidelines for what a heart-healthy food should be so when you see that AHA Heart-Check mark on any food package, you know you’re making a good choice. I’m so glad the almonds I’m practically addicted to will have a party for my heart. I hope my BFF doesn’t mind me saying but these almonds are like my best friend.
Speaking of parties, if you want more info about Blue Diamond Almonds or you just love being on Twitter and interacting with cool companies , join the FitFluential #BlueDiamond Twitter party this Monday, May 21 at 8pm CST. I’ll be there and there will be prizes! Be sure you’re following FitFluential in case you win! See you there!
What are your favorite snacks? Are almonds at the top of your list?
FTC Disclosure: FitFluential LLC compensated me for this campaign. All opinions are my own.