Since my father’s stroke, heart health has been on my mind. When I went to see my doctor in late February, she said that we need to monitor my cholesterol since the bad is high and the good is low. Not what you want to hear when you have a history of heart disease in the family.
Shortly after that, I started working from home full-time. I’ve tried to create healthy habits to ensure that I’m eating the best possible foods during the work day. Since my days are so hectic, lunch may be rushed or late. I may grab a snack and it’s important that I don’t grab junk. Like, let’s say, things dipped in chocolate.
Even though I’m working right above the kitchen, I try to have healthy options within reach in my office. My favorite snack is almonds.
Blue Diamond Almonds are a staple for me because they are not processed with wheat, which is important for my gluten-free diet. (I was surprised at how many brands of nuts are processed with wheat. I was so happy that my favorite brand is not. That probably would have caused one of my unpleasant grocery store meltdowns.) I prefer the sea salt oven roasted. (The ones on the right above.) The no salt are also good.
I was delighted to find out that the American Heart Association certified certain flavors of Blue Diamond Almonds as a heart-healthy food. (Something that I already eat is good for me!!!) These flavors were certified by the AHA:
- Whole Natural
- Roasted Salted
- Low Sodium
- Sea Salt (YES!)
- No Salt
- Honey Dijon (I haven’t tried these and I want them.)
- The AHA Certification means that Blue Diamond Almonds meet strict guidelines for heart-healthy food. Now I can snack and it’s heart healthy!
- FitFluential is hosting a Twitter chat about awesome heart-healthy Blue Diamond Almonds at 8 PM CST on Monday, May 21, 2012. Perhaps you should join us. Follow #BlueDiamond. Prizes!
Disclaimer: I am the Chief Marketing Officer of FitFluential LLC. This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Blue Diamond Almonds.