If there is a near-“perfect” natural food for fitness, health, energy boosting, weight loss, weight maintenance, etc. raw almonds could be it. These unique tree nuts are exceptionally healthy, nutrient-dense, and one of the best snacking options you’ll find. They can be used to easily boost your intake of healthy fats, good carbs, fiber, calcium, and protein — all in one delicious, convenient shot.
A recent study even proved that almonds are one of the best snacks for weight loss because eating them controls hunger and cuts food cravings. Researchers from Purdue University found that:
“…consumption of almonds… suppressed hunger and desire to eat sensations especially after being consumed as snacks… These findings suggest that almonds may be a healthy snack option.”
Along with walnuts, almonds are a staple of the very healthy Mediterranean Diet. Despite their phytic acid content, many paleo diet followers consume them on a regular basis (often after a good soaking). Raw almonds are even an ideal protein source for people following an “alkaline” diet.