Subject: Celebrate Almonds With Us

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Celebrate Almonds with Us!
February is a triple threat kind of month: Valentine’s Day, Heart Health Month and, our personal favorite, Almond Day! We have a lot to celebrate and want to make sure you’re taking advantage of all there is to talk about with your clients. Read more here.
 
Heart-Healthy* Almond Recipes
Show your clients that preparing and eating heart-healthy food doesn’t have to be bland, boring or difficult to cook by sharing a couple of our favorite almond recipes below. For more delicious almond recipe ideas, you’ll love our online recipe center.
Lime-Curry Trail Mix Lime-Curry Trail Mix
A sweet-and-spicy snack you can munch on whenever and wherever—a favorite that is perfect on the go! http://bit.ly/2BYLuzn

Sample tweet: Know how I know #hearthealth really can taste good? Bc of this lime-curry #almond trail mix by @Refinery29! Try it—you won’t be sorry!
  Oats & Almond-Butter Cups
Oats & Almond-Butter Cups
We loaded up on the good stuff to make this better-for-you version of a classic—and perfect for grabbing when you're running out the door in the morning or for a late-afternoon treat. http://bit.ly/2E6LzXG

Sample tweet: Kudos to @Refinery29 who really nailed this oat and #almond butter recipe! Share it with your Valentine!
 
RESEARCH UPDATE: Almonds and Heart Health
In the U.S., one in every four deaths is attributed to heart disease.1 That’s a staggering and sobering statistic, particularly because the majority of those deaths are preventable.2 Eating a healthy diet is, of course, a key component in managing cardiovascular disease risk, and almonds are an ideal plant food that offers taste, crunch and convenience in a heart-smart eating plan. In fact, for over two decades, we are still continuing to see scientific research support the role of almonds in helping to maintain a healthy heart.3 Read more here.
 
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Helpful Handouts
Whether you’re looking for heart-healthy eating tips or are in need of a snacking guide to share with your clients, we’ve got you covered!
 
Almond Love
Thanks to everyone who is talking about almonds on social!
Here's a shout-out to a few of our favorite recent almond mentions!
Berry quinoa breakfast bowl @emilykylenutrition
If you’re preparing to hunker down this weekend, be sure to stay warm with this Berry Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
#breakfastbowl #almonds
http://bit.ly/2GiCtVB
Seasonal quinoa salad with almonds, pistachios, apricots, dried cherries, and citrus @nourish.breathe.thrive
I’m crushing over this seasonal quinoa salad with almonds, pistachios, apricots, dried cherries and a whole lotta citrus!
#healthyrecipes
http://bit.ly/2DKlNb5
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*Good news about almonds and heart health. Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of almonds (28 grams) has 13 grams of unsaturated fat and only 1 gram of saturated fat.
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/facts.htm.
2. World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/en/.
3. Musa-Veloso K, Paulionis L, Poon T, Lee HL. The effects of almond consumption on fasting blood lipid levels: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Nutritional Science 2016; 5(e34):1-15.