Like our friends the cashews, almonds are pretty much awesome for you. They are a great pre-workout snack, containing fiber, copper, some essential electrolytes and more. They are also a great post-workout snack, with 6 grams of protein per oz. and those electrolytes we just mentioned to replenish your body.
Several minerals found in almonds, including manganese and copper, along with the vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) help keep cells healthy, thus allowing them to keep our energy levels high.
Almonds can help reduce bad cholesterol AND help increase the good cholesterol in your blood, protecting your heart and cardiovascular system. If you feel the need to shed a few pounds, their healthy fats can actually help your body drop weight.