Celebrate the festival of colors, with the goodness of Almonds
Bhubaneswar : With the arrival of spring, people all over the country are gearing up for one of the most joyous celebrations of the year – the festival of colors, Holi! Holi is celebrated each year to honor the arrival of spring and mark the end of the winter season. This festival comes with a very sprightly vibe. It is a time to make merry and rejoice in the colorful nature of life, drenching each other in clouds of colored powder There are family get-togethers, exchanging of gifts, and of course, delectable food! We don’t just celebrate Holi with colors but also with colorful food on our plates. There is a plethora of lip-smacking delicacies that are prepared. However, on the flip side, it is easy to get carried away and one may end up overloading oneselves with unhealthy snacks and food, that in the long run can have a significant impact on one’s health.
Ritika Samaddar, the Regional Head-Dietetics, Max Healthcare – Delhi said, “We always tend to indulge in sweets and heavy fried foods during festivities. And many of us get carried away and lose sight of our health. Binge eating during this time means we are filling up our bodies with sugars and trans-fat that might later make us feel sick or lethargic. One piece of advice I always give is to eat mindfully during festivals as people tend to make the most common diet mistakes during this season. Snacking on nuts like almonds instead of consuming unwholesome snacks, can make a healthy difference in our lives. Almonds are loaded with good fats and proteins and are considered a good fit with many weight-loss plans providing satiety and a great nutrition bang. In fact, studies also suggest that consuming almonds daily as part of a healthy diet may help reduce dyslipidemia, one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. With almonds, you can always make a small yet impactful change in the overall health of your family and friends.”