As we step into the Diwali festivities, the excitement begins to rise amongst us all. The shopping, the food, family gatherings, Diwali parties and giving and receiving gifts mark an essential part of Diwali celebrations.
The temptation of scrumptious food is rife, as a large variety of sweets and deep-fried snacks beckon us to the Diwali feast. Yet, instead of throwing caution to the wind and gorging on calorie rich and nutrition deficient snacks, one can enjoy a healthier Diwali by consuming smarter alternatives that will not weigh you down under the action-packed nature of the celebrations.
Bangalore based Nutritionist Anju Sood, says, “It is a well-known fact that over-indulgence in unhealthy foods is common place during Diwali. However, incorporating slight changes in our diets can go a long way to ensure we are healthier and more active during this festive period. One simple yet necessary alteration one can make to their Diwali diet is the substitution of unhealthy snacks with something that is nutritious and helps you feel full in between meals. Nuts such as almonds are perfect for the job. They are a natural source of 15 nutrients such as vitamin E, dietary fiber, protein, riboflavin, calcium etc., and have satiating properties that promote feelings of fullness, that can help curb the in-between meal hunger pangs, and keep you from reaching for the tempting empty calories that surround you this time of the year”.
Actor and mother Sonali Bendre Behl while sharing her views on the festive, says, “Diwali is one of the most exciting times of the year for me and my family. We all indulge in the revelries by coming together and sharing rituals, ceremonies, laughs, lots of food and of course - gifts!
While traditionally, during Diwali, almonds make for an auspicious gift, I they are also the gift of good health and embody the care and concern of the gift giver. As we have our loved ones over for the many parties and gatherings, crunchy almonds can be served as a snack in a variety of ways; plain, roasted or flavored for a healthy and tasty experience.”
Combine the best of tradition with good health.byadding a dash of health and nutrition to your celebrations, with almonds!