ABOUT THE PROTEIN SNACK SHOP
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ABOUT ME - DANA HAMPTON
Fueled By a Passion to See Others Succeed
In my twenties when I became a personal trainer and managed a personal training studio in Oregon, I found the perfect canvas. My passion for fitness only grew as I watched the struggles that others went through, not just with their discipline at the gym but with their diets. I learned how foods affected not only their minds, but their bodies and performance. Emotional eating through tough times and doing crash diets to lose weight as quickly as they could for a special event, my clients would later relapse and gain all the weight, plus more back.
ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS I USE
Almond flour is one great example and is simply blanched ground almonds. One cup of almond flour contains about 90 almonds. It is packed with protein, low in carbohydrates, gluten free, paleo and keto friendly. Almonds boost heart health. More than 65% of the fat in almonds is mono-saturated, which is excellent for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. The combination of healthy fats, macro-nutrients, and micro-nutrients make almond flour an excellent energy booster. Almonds also aid in managing blood sugar for diabetics. A 2006 study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that for healthy individuals almonds decreased post-meal blood glucose levels, the presence of insulin in the blood, and oxidative damage. Antioxidant levels in the blood also increased after eating almond meal.