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Share the Gift of Good Health this Diwali, with Almonds!

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Bhubaneswar : The festival of lights brings with it larger than life celebrations, and a chance to
reconnect with loved ones. As we gear up to celebrate Diwali in all its splendor, let us aim to spend
these moments more mindfully than before.This year, we can change the perception and embrace
healthy sweets and snacks. Almonds are known to be the gift of good health, as they are a source of 15
nutrients including vitamin E, dietary fiber, protein, riboflavin, manganese, folate etc. Several scientific
research have also shown that regular almond consumption can provide a variety of benefits across
areas including heart health, diabetes, skin health and weight management. All these benefits make
almonds, a healthier gifting alternative to the nutrient-deficient sweets and savories we exchange
during Diwali festivities.
Ritika Samaddar, Regional Head – Dietetics, Max Healthcare – Delhi said, “During the Diwali festivities,
a lot of us give way to our cravings, and tend to indulge in sweets and other deep-fried snacks. A good
way to control this, is by switching to gifting healthier items like dried fruits or nuts like almonds, which
also make for good snacking food. Replacing ultra-processed snacks, with dry, roasted or salted variants
of almonds will not only help in keeping you satiated through the festivities, but also aid in your overall
health.Almonds are also a source of energy to help keep you active and energetic through the
celebrations.”


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