Energize with Almonds
Keith Ayoob a Nutrition expert, while writing a diet plan in his book “The Uncle Sam Diet: The 4-Week Eating Plan for a Thinner, Healthier America” says that one should not to go on diet unless his body is ready for it. He answered to following questions to guide and create awareness on nutritional diet.
Q. How to boost my energy level before exercise?
A. Two hours before starting exercise, you should consume food items that are rich in protein, carbohydrates, and unsaturated fat. Carbohydrates are very important to boost your stamina and provide you energy for exercise while protein and unsaturated fats are filling. The best options to eat are bananas, strawberry, a slice of bran bread with some almond butter.
Q. How do I satisfy myself when I feel hungry in mid afternoon?
A. Try to avoid high fat junk food and snacks, they lack healthy nutritional content such as minerals and vitamins. Try to eat almonds, about two handfuls. Almonds would stay in your stomach for a longer time and you will not feel hungry again soon. Almonds are also good for the health of your heart. One handful of almonds contains 160 calories and protein, potassium, phosphorus, monounsaturated fats, magnesium, fiber, calcium, and iron. Almonds are rich in vitamin E and controls cholesterol. It also play a role in repairing damaged muscles. Research has also confirmed that almonds are a good in aiding weight loss.
Before exercise try Ginger-Glazed Almonds and Dried Fruit
Ground ginger a pinch
Brown sugar 1.5 tablespoons
Unsalted butter 1 tablespoon
Kosher salt three quarters teaspoon
Water 1 tablespoon
Ginger 1.5 teaspoons (finely Chopped)
Almonds 1 cup
Dried berries 1 cup (cherries, pear, mango, cranberries, apple, apricot, or another dried fruit)
Melt butter and then add water, fresh ginger, ground ginger, sugar and salt. Stir it continually and cook till sugar is dissolved. Now add almonds. Now place almonds on a foil which is covered with cooking spray and put them in a preheated oven at 300°F for 25 to 35 minutes. When almonds are brown, let them cool, slacken them and mix them with dried fruit. Store in an airtight jar for 3 days.