Click here to visit the Ready Set GO  HOME page

   Grand Champion of Healthy Snacks

Takes a Whipping


Almonds are a rich source of protein. Occasionally they get a bad rap.

Because nuts are high in fat, people with cholesterol problems are frequently told to avoid nuts. Since nuts are so high in fat, they're to be avoided right? Wrong, say researchers in a new study.

A team of nutrition researchers investigated the issue of whether or not nuts make good snacks because of their fat content. The results are surprising.

Rocky Balboa vs. Apollo Creed

Just like in the movie, where Rocky is the underdog and no one believes he has a prayer against Apollo Creed; researchers staged a competition with an underdog against the champion of healthy snacks .

In one corner, you have the world champion of healthy snacks, and never defeated...WHOLE...wheat.... bran... muffins - in the other corner, high in fat ... almonds.

Research discovery

After a month long study, the almonds won. They beat the daylight out of bran muffins.

Researchers reported, "Almonds used as snacks in the diets of hyperlipidemic (high cholesterol) subjects significantly reduce coronary heart disease risk factors, probably in part because of the nonfat (protein and fiber) and monounsaturated fatty acid components of the nut."

Almonds actually outperformed bran muffins in the ability to reduce fat circulating in the blood.

The Take Home

Don't throw out the bran muffins, they're still great snacks. Consider trying almonds. They're rich in protein and helpful in lowering cholesterol.

Have a great day!

Phil Campbell, Author Ready, Set, GO!
Synergy Fitness for Time-Crunched Adults

 Please rate this Ezine at the Cumuli Ezine Finder. AOL Users Click Here


National Library of Medicine: RESEARCH SUMMARY

The book: Ready, Set, GO! Synergy Fitness for Time-Crunched Adults

AOL users click here for Ready, Set, Go, Synergy Fitness information.

Order an autographed copy - toll free 1 866 565-3311

RECOMMEND THIS NEWSLETTER to friends, relatives and anyone interested in improving fitness, click here.

We will not distribute your name or email address to anyone.

WANT TO CHANGE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS, simply reply to this email with your old address and new address.

DISCONTINUE receiving this newsletter, click here.

NOTE: The purpose of this newsletter is to expand thinking about fitness as an informational source for readers, and is not medical advice. Before attempting the Synergy Fitness program, the Sprint 8 Workout, or any high-intensity exercise program, consult your physician. This is not just a liability warning; it's wise to have a baseline medical exam before beginning a fitness program. Make your physician a partner in your fitness improvement plan.


Share Fitness
With A Friend