CANBERA: Snacking is an important part of
every diet. Many often relate snacking to the consumption of unhealthy foods.
From weight gain to digestive issues, snaking inappropriately can lead to many
issues. It is crucial to choose healthy options that can help you beat those
hunger pangs between meals. One of the healthy options that you can instantly
add to your diet is a handful of almonds. This healthy habit can load up your
diet with several essential nutrients. Let’s look at some impressive reasons
why almonds make a perfect snack.
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and Wellness Consultant, Sheela Krishnaswamy said, “When we look at the
world around us now, a lot has changed, and along with this many of us have
too. Having gone through this difficult time, it’s important to learn from the
past, and enable the path to a good recovery by replacing old habits with new
and improved ones. For this, my top suggestion to families is to do a thorough
cleanse of the household pantry and replace unhealthy and calorie high foods
with nutritious options like almonds or fresh fruits. This change in snacking
patterns can aid in better heart health amongst family members.”
are loaded with essential nutrients such as vitamin E, fibre, protein,
manganese and magnesium.
good source of antioxidants, almonds can help fight against oxidative stress.
vitamin E content of almonds can help improve your skin and hair health.
As diabetics are at a higher risk of heart
disease, adding almonds commonly known as the heart-friendly nut can help
reduce the risk.
Samaddar, Regional Head – Dietetics at Max Healthcare said in a panel
discussion, “Families need to make sure they pay minute attention to their
diet and include nutrient-rich foods like almonds, fruits and green leafy
vegetables. Almonds in particular are a great choice, as they are one of the
easiest foods to eat every day. Family members could soak and eat a handful in
the morning, divide them in small portions and eat them through the day.”