The Joy of Almonds

AlmondsThe seed of life is the core foundation prepared and organized for mature growth. Every level of animation secures the base that propels the succeeding sequence of proliferation maturation. All life begins with a seed a nucleus of order which is brought forth to existence. This dispensation of order generates the effectively biological designed body.

Comparable to the body another entity of existence that the core is a seed is called the miraculous almond.

The almond is the seed of a fruit that grows on a tree which is native to the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, and North Africa. This is amazing to know because the natural thought is an almond does not come out of the core of a fruit. The almond is within the genus prunus, and is classified with the peach in the subgenus Amygdalus, which looks like a furry velvet corrugated type shell that surrounds the seed which is the almond. The almond scientific name is Prunus dulcis.

Now that I have bored you with multiple fascinating facts concerning the nature of the almond, let’s get to the reason why the almond is a food to consider as a healthy fuel for running. One can be amazed of the power pack of nutrition that the almond provides. Also the almond is pretty robust with vitamins and calories. Let’s explore the nutritional value of the almond

Nutrition facts

Just a ¼-cup of whole almonds consist of 139 calories, which is a great source of fuel for that hard run. Total fat equates to: 1.2g saturated, 3.7g polyunsaturated, 9.4g monounsaturated, and a big zero on Trans-fat. Cholesterol adds up to a whopping-Zero grams, protein is 8g, sugar 1.5g, while the all-important potassium yields 202.1 mg which is gold for the athlete.

Delightfully delicious almonds have long been revered as an apex of wellness and health. The oval seeds are among the richest sources of health-benefiting nutrients essential for optimum fitness. The suggested amount should be around 3-5 servings (small hand-full) a week. The nut brings a great source of vitamin E and antioxidants which are essential for all athletes. Other benefits include lowering cholesterol and decreasing heart disease. These benefits plunge right into the category of healthy living aligned with the health-giving running discipline.

Running requires wholesome calorie intake mixed with protein, carbs, potassium, and healthy fats. The almond brings these wonderful elements to the table. The almond is a smart choice by virtual of these nutritional strong-holds along with the gift of heart health benefits. Almonds are quick, light, and easily transported while being quick to digest. The almond is an intelligent choice for optimum nutritional benefits. The athlete can boost nutritional absorption by adding the almond to your champion food list for running.


Happy running!

John Carlson
Coach RRCW