Your Question: I overheard a coach at my gym talking about good snack foods and that almonds were supposedly at the top of that list. Why would I want to include almonds, other than they contain good fats?
Larry’s Response: A 2005 study from the University of Toronto suggests that eating a healthy diet, including almonds, reduces inflammation by reducing levels of C-reactive protein, a key marker of inflammation.
Is this a good thing? Inflammation, like stress, is bad for your heart. It increases the risk for developing clogged arteries and it is asso…