Listing the myriad health benefits of almonds would take all day; in a nutshell (ha!), almonds promote bone health, immune system function, have anti-inflammatory properties, regulate blood pressure, enhance digestion, prevent cancer and boost energy. These are all important qualities we want for a healthy yoga food – strong bones, blood and bowels are vital to maintaining the energizing prana we try to cultivate in our practice. Almond milk is a fantastic substitute for dairy in smoothies, eggs or cereal and promotes heart health. The best way to eat them is raw and unsalted, so toss a baggie of almonds in your purse or yoga bag so you always have a handy snack; they’re also fantastic in salads, smoothies, topping off chia pudding or a cup of yogurt and fruit.