Do you love to exercise but always feel fatigued and sore after a workout? Well, a new study has found that eating almonds can help mitigate these issues. Researchers conducted a 4-week study(1) on 64 non-obese adults and found that those who ate 57 grams of almonds per day showed reduced post-exercise fatigue and tension, higher levels of leg-back strength, and lower levels of muscle damage compared to those who ate cereal bars. The results also showed that almond consumption increased the generation of gut-derived phenolic metabolites and altered the plasma oxylipin response to unaccustomed eccentric exercise.
So, how does this work? The study found that almonds contain high levels of gut-derived phenolic metabolites, which were positively related to reducing muscle damage and fatigue after exercise. Additionally, the increase in the plasma oxylipin 12,13-DiHOME with almond intake supports positive metabolic outcomes for those engaging in unaccustomed eccentric exercise.
But why stop at just eating almonds when you can have the best of both worlds? Energy Pods, the on-the-go snack, have almonds as one of their main ingredients and are also sweetened with erythritol, a natural sweetener that has been proven to have no negative effects on the body. Plus, each Energy Pod contains 10 grams of protein, making it the perfect post-workout snack.
So, if you're looking to improve your workout and reduce muscle fatigue and soreness, consider adding almonds to your diet and grabbing a chocolate flavored Energy Pod. Try it out today and feel the difference for yourself!
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