I used to love snacking on crisps, salted peanuts and the likes. When I ran out of these I sometimes treated myself to a snickers bar. In the evening I wouldn’t mind having a large bag of peanut m&m’s.
Now, all that stuff is surely tasty, but it just isn’t good for you. I like having an abundance of energy and knowing that I’m taking good care of my body. So I’ve cut out most of this stuff from my life. So what do you do when you feel the need to snack and have no willpower left? Finding something healthy to snack on is clearly the answer, but looking around the health food store and all the rules about not eating too much fruit due to the high sugar content etc. makes snacking out to be something evil, and to be avoided at all costs. This is a complete myth. Snacking is great, healthy and fun.
Health benefits of almonds
I eat lots of almonds when I’m in a snacking mood. I have a bag of raw almonds (not roasted, and definitely not flavoured or salted!) around most of the time. I love them. They are incredibly tasty and feel pretty substantial when you’ve had a few.
The awesome news is that almonds are amazing for you. It’s one of the healthiest snacks around and doesn’t taste terrible like lots of the artificial snacks you find in health food stores. They are packed with protein and essential vitamins, and are a great source of healthy fats. In fact, compared with other nuts, almonds contain the highest levels of six key nutrients – fibre, magnesium, protein, potassium, copper and vitamin E.
Are almonds alkaline?
If you’re living an alkaline lifestyle, snacking can be an issue, so let me stop your worrying right now, they are highly alkaline.
Here are a few great articles about almonds if you want to know more but if you don’t want to spend time researching – let’s summarise. Almonds are tasty, healthy, alkaline and completely awesome!