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Why Almonds Are A Perfect Exercise Food To Keep You Prime

Have you ever wondered what it takes to stay in your prime? Hall of Fame athlete Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders knows. The secret is hard work, consistency and recovery with the right foods. Promising new research shows calorie-dense almonds are rich in nutrients that can help with exercise recovery – making them THE food to own your prime1.

"You can’t achieve your PRIME unless you put in the work...DAILY! In order to BE YOUR BEST YOU, you gotta recover with the right stuff,” says Sanders. “It’s all about consistency! I’m partnering with California Almonds to share how almonds help me stay PRIME all the time. IT DON’T STOP, BABY!"
– Coach Prime

Recover like Coach Prime. Almonds every day.

Eat Almonds Daily for Exercise Recovery

Just two handfuls of almonds can go a long way - eat them daily for better recovery from exercise.

The new study, funded by the Almond Board of California, conducted among 64 U.S. adults ages 30-65 who are occasional exercisers found that most study participants who ate almonds experienced:

  • Reduced fatigue, tension and muscle soreness during muscle recovery
  • Increased leg and lower back strength
  • Decreased muscle damage during the first day of recovery post-exercise

“What we found tells us definitively that almonds should be added to sports nutrition strategies to help people recover better from exercise,” says David C. Nieman, DrPH, FACSM, Professor and Principal Investigator, Human Performance Laboratory, Appalachian State University. “Almonds are food for fitness. Carbs get most of the attention when it comes to fueling for exercise, but almonds offer a nutrition package, including good unsaturated fats, the antioxidant vitamin E, and proanthocyanidins (a class of polyphenols that are protective compounds in plants) that help explain the beneficial outcomes in our study.” One serving of almonds (28g) has 13 g of good unsaturated fat and only 1 g of saturated fat.

Prime Time Never Ends

Eating almonds can pack a powerful punch into your exercise routine so you can own your prime. Be sure to stay tuned on our Instagram @californiaalmonds to be in the loop on all things Coach Prime and almonds! And don’t forget to check out the press release announcing the partnership here.