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Celebrate World Health Day by Improving Your Diet With the Goodness of Almonds!


INDIA, 28th March 2023: Observed on April 7th every year, World Health Day is a global awareness day that aims to promote healthy living and increasing awareness of health issues across the globe. This year's theme being "Health For All” the emphasis has been laid on improving public health worldwide.

As we focus on building a healthier world, it is essential to recognize the role of a healthy diet in preventing and managing chronic as well as infectious diseases. Almonds have been identified as one of the foods to be included in a healthy meal plan. These nuts are high in nutrients such as fiber, protein, healthy fats, vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium that are essential for overall health and wellbeing. In addition to this, almonds are a source of zinc, copper, folate, and iron – minerals that help in boosting immunity.

Numerous studies have shown that including almonds in a balanced diet can improve heart health, lower cholesterol levels, manage blood sugar levels, and promote weight management. These benefits make almonds an excellent choice for those looking to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Commenting on the occasion of World Health Day, Ritika Samaddar, Regional Head – Dietetics, Max Healthcare, Delhi, “I believe that prevention is key to reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases. This makes it very important to be mindful of our lifestyle habits. This World Health Day, let's make a commitment to prioritize our health and wellbeing by making healthier choices, including adding almonds to our diets. Almonds are a nutrient-dense food that can help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other health issues. They are rich in several nutrients like vitamin E, protein, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus required for the growth and development of the body. In fact, a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming 43 grams of dry-roasted, lightly salted almonds every day reduced hunger and improved dietary vitamin E and monounsaturated (“good”) fat intake without increasing body weight.1

Sheela Krishnaswamy, Nutrition and Wellness Consultant said, “With lifestyle-related disorders on the rise, it becomes all the more important to be careful about what we eat on a daily basis. An excellent addition to the daily diet can be incorporating a handful of almonds as they are a great source of some of the nutrients. Almonds are packed with healthy fats, fiber, and protein, which makes them a great option for promoting heart health, weight management, and overall wellbeing. Research shows that almond snacking has the potential to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by about 30% and improve endothelial function and cardiac autonomic function.2 This World Health Day, I would urge everyone to take better care of their health and wellbeing by incorporating more almonds into their diets."

Commenting on the occasion of World Health Day, Bollywood Celebrity and Actress, Soha Ali Khan said, "To ensure healthy eating at home, I'm always looking for healthy snack options for my family. Almonds are a great choice because they are packed with essential nutrients, and they are easy to take on the go. In addition, almonds have satiating properties which can keep us full for a long time and help control cravings for unhealthy foods. Additionally, eating almonds daily can also help in building immunity as they are a source of essential minerals like copper, zinc, iron and folate. This World Health Day, I would recommend prioritizing your health by choosing healthier snack options like almonds. They're a great way to keep us fueled and feeling our best.”

Well-known Fitness and Celebrity instructor, Yasmin Karachiwala said, “Today, on World Health Day, let's remember that health is not just about physical fitness, but also about mental and emotional wellbeing. As we strive towards better health, let's not forget the role of nutrition in our lives. Almonds are a great source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, and can be a delicious and nutritious addition to our diets. They also make for a perfect post-workout snack and has been proven by a recent nutrition research study that eating almonds promotes muscle recovery and reduces fatigue from exercise.So, let's take care of our bodies by maintaining a daily workout routine and simultaneously nourishing them with wholesome foods like almonds!”

Chef Saransh Goila commented, “As a chef, I love using almonds in my recipes. They add a delicious crunch and nutty flavor to salads, baked goods, and more. Almonds are also a great source of healthy fats, fiber, and protein, making them an excellent addition to any healthy diet. Let's celebrate World Health Day by incorporating more almonds into our meals and snacks.”

Integrative Nutritionist and Health Coach, Neha Ranglani said, “As a nutritionist, I always recommend my clients incorporate almonds into their diets. They are a great source of healthy fats, fiber, and protein, making them an excellent snack option that can help improve heart health and promote weight management. A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that a daily snack of 42 grams of almonds, consumed as part of an overall healthy diet, improved a number of heart disease risk factors. In addition to improving LDL cholesterol, snacking on almonds also reduced central adiposity (belly fat) both of which are well-established heart disease risk factors.4 This World Health Day, let's prioritize our health by choosing healthier snack options like almonds."

Renowned Indian television & film actress, Nisha Ganesh said, “Health is not a destination, it's a journey, and what we eat plays a crucial role in that journey. On World Health Day, let's prioritize our wellbeing by nourishing ourselves with wholesome, nutrient-rich foods like almonds. Almonds are a good source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats that can help us feel energized, and satisfied throughout the day. So, let's make a commitment to ourselves to fuel our bodies with the goodness of almonds, and take one step closer towards a healthier, happier life!”

Speaking about following a healthy lifestyle, Popular South Indian Actress, Pranitha Subash said, “Health should always be our top priority, as it is the foundation of everything we do and achieve in life. On World Health Day, let's focus on nourishing ourselves with the best of nature such as these nutritious nuts – almonds. Almonds are packed with nutrients like vitamin E, magnesium, and healthy fats that can help support our overall health and wellbeing. So, let's embrace the power of almonds, and make a conscious choice to fuel our bodies with foods that help us feel our best, both inside and out."

This World Health Day, let us focus on building a fairer, healthier world for everyone, starting with the simple and effective step of incorporating almonds into our daily diets.

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3. Nieman, D. C., Omar, A. M., Kay, C. D., Kasote, D. M., Sakaguchi, C. A., Lkhagva, A., Weldemariam, M. M.,& Zhang Q. (2023). Almond intake alters the acute plasma dihydroxy-octadecenoic acid (DiHOME) response to eccentric exercise. Front. Nutr. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2022.1042719


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