In this 10-week crossover placebo-controlled study with 8 trained athletes, it was found that almonds, when matched for calories, performed better than a cookie when it came to cycling distance. Very interestingly, almonds also led to higher carbohydrate utilization and lower fat oxidation while also leading to less oxygen consumption.
The results suggest that nutrients present in almonds, beyond just macronutrients, may have a synergistic effect on performance. In a nutshell, almonds helped enhance endurance performance. Energy Pods use almonds as a key fuel and nutrient source along with other ingredients and bioactive compounds. Using Energy Pods before an endurance event such as running, cycling, or even yoga or using Energy Pods on a regular basis may be an excellent way to maximize performance.