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6 Magical Ingredients for an Energetic Heart

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6 Magical Ingredients for an Energetic Heart

It’s no secret: Managing one’s diet is the key to keeping blood pressure low, energy levels high, and winning the race against heart disease. The following treats are easy, often unconventional ways to cover your bases, and build enough clean energy to hit the gym after a grueling workday.

Go Nuts!

Hemp seeds, despite their classification as Cannabinoids, are not meant for smoking. In fact, you can bid lethargy good riddance with these omega-3-ridden power nuts, because every ounce is packed with up to 11 grams of protein.

Adding two tablespoons of hemp seeds to a protein shake is the equivalent of throwing a raw egg or a chunk of steak into the blender, and they provide all nine essential amino acids. Hemp seeds are portable enough to eat as a snack, without any risk of failing a drug test.

An almond carries half as much protein-per-ounce as its distant family member, but the nut boasts enough monounsaturated fat to be just as qualified for the spotlight. A single almond’s healthy fat clears pathways through your arteries, lowering bad cholesterol and blood lipids in the process.

Not only do almonds make you feel better, they make you look better too! Research from the Department of Nutrition at UC Davis indicates almond health benefits include an improved skin complexion, along with making you feel more full than you actually are. This is a snack sure to boost your confidence on and off the treadmill.

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Dylan Byrd

Dylan is a Care2 team member and freelance writer, specializing in politics, technology, and sustainable living. A California native, Dylan calls the San Francisco Bay Area home.

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6:46AM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

Ty ...

3:33AM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

Thank you!

11:02PM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

thanks for the post i like seaweed I love nuts especially walnuts yum

5:46PM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

Haven't tasted the seaweed.....thanks.

6:45PM PDT on Jun 6, 2013

Ty

11:01PM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

thanks

8:50PM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

Thank you for the great tips! I love all of them, but I haven't tried sea weed.

3:45AM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

Thank you :)

5:54PM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Thanks for the post.

5:52PM PDT on Jun 4, 2013

Thanks for the post.

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