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Looking For A Great Afternoon Pick-Me-Up?

All athletes are concerned about sports nutrition because they understand that what you put into your body has a direct effect on the performance you want to get out of your body. If you have hired a sports nutritionist they will individualize a plan that works for your size, metabolism and your work out schedule. What nutritionists all agree on is that almonds are a one-size fits all health food.

Sure almonds are a great source of protein but add to that the essential fatty acids, fiber, calcium, vitamins D and E, potassium, zinc, magnesium and copper and you have the makings for one nutrient-dense superfood.

If you have spent your morning doing a strenuous work out and have another practice planned for later in the afternoon, your mid-day break should include almonds. Almonds are going to give you the energy you need to get through the rest of the workout. They are packed with protein and fiber, which will keep you feeling full during your workout without loading you up on calories.

Sports nutrition is also about finding the healthy alternatives to some of the nutritionally bad snacks that are available. Some granola bars are loaded with fats, calories and sugar. However, mixing almonds with Greek yogurt, tossing them over a salad or even just packing a small bag to grab before your workout is going to give you the stamina and energy needed to get through the rest of your day.

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