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National Almond Day: A handful of almonds for glowing skin, controlled blood sugar levels, and healthy heart

Bhubaneswar : In India, there’s a long-standing tradition of starting the day with almonds. Our mothers and grandmothers have always stressed upon the importance of incorporating almonds into our daily diet. These nuts are packed with 15 essential nutrients like vitamin E, magnesium, zinc, iron, calcium, and protein, important for maintaining overall well-being. To emphasize the significance of consuming almonds, National Almond Day is celebrated every year on January 23rd. The goal is to raise awareness about the diverse health benefits of consuming almonds and underscore the importance of incorporating a handful of almonds into one’s daily diet.

Sheela Krishnaswamy, Nutrition and Wellness Consultant said, “Almonds are a nutritional powerhouse, backed by extensive research highlighting their diverse health benefits. They help to control cholesterol and glucose levels, as well as aid in weight management. With 15 essential nutrients, including healthy fats, protein, some of the vitamins and minerals, almonds are a useful item in the daily diet. Adding almonds to a health-focused diet not only enhances taste but also contributes to overall wellness with every bite.”

The Almond Board of California celebrates National Almond Day through a campaign emphasizing the recommended daily intake of 23 almonds and the numerous health advantages these nuts offer. The campaign also involves collaborations between health experts and influencers to raise awareness about the health benefits of incorporating almonds into everyday diets.

Talking about the benefits of almonds, Fitness Expert and Celebrity Master Instructor, Yasmin Karachiwala said, “as a fitness trainer, I’m continually exploring ways to optimize my clients exercise routines and recovery. A study suggests that snacking on almonds can enhance leg-back strength, expedite post-exercise recovery, and alleviate fatigue and tension. This underscores the significance of integrating simple yet impactful nutritional choices, like almonds, to help elevate overall fitness levels and well-being. I personally make sure to include almonds in my diet, and I recommend the same to my clients.”

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