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World Heart Day: Lifestyle changes for a healthy heart
Almond Board |

In a unique effort by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, September has been declared as the National Nutrition Month for the country.

Here are a few lifestyle changes which one must follow to reduce the risk of heart diseases:

Get your numbers checked: 60% of people fail to recognize the symptoms of diabetes and remain untreated, leading to increased risk of heart disease. So be aware and get your blood-sugar levels checked. Research shows that almonds, which are a source of protein and high in dietary fibre, can help in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes and help lower the blood sugar impact of carbohydrate foods, which affect fasting insulin levels.

Run to keep fit: With your doctor/physical trainer’s approval, try and include exercise as a part of your daily routine and keep an active lifestyle. Madhuri Ruia, Founder – Integym said, “Moderate exercise of 30 minutes in a day for five days in a week, breaking a slight sweat is good for a healthy heart.”

 

About the Almond Board

Almond Board of California in India
India has a rich and long standing tradition of almond consumption. The Almond Board of California celebrates this tradition and looks at the county as a market of great potential and importance. This is a reason for the board to continue to invest resources to run and support an active marketing, trade and market access programme in the country.

By the means of this programme, the board aims to build awareness around the multiple nutritional benefits of consuming almonds every day post validating them through learnings obtained from various nutrition researches.

To achieve this and as a part of the India programme, Almond Board of California engages with consumers, health care professionals, importers , food companies, government and regulatory agencies within the country.

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