One of the best snacks you can have (in moderation) is nuts. The benefits of almonds are plentiful - they contain:
- Monounsaturated fats that help reduce the risk of heart disease
- Protein to provide sustained energy
- Calcium for strong and healthy bones
- Magnesium, which promotes normal blood pressure and healthy metabolism.
I recommend unsalted or low-salt almonds that are raw or dry roasted as a staple in your pantry. Toss some almonds in a salad or on cereal or yogurt; chop finely and use in a marinade or to coat tofu “burgers”; or simply enjoy them on their own!