Chennai , May 2017 :For centuries mothers have been the drivers ofgood health and good eating habits in their households. But while completing this responsibility, they sometimes forget to take care of their own health.
So, this Mother’s Day let’s help our mothers by reminding them to also drive their own good eating and lifestyle habitsto help them maintain their health.One such change is consuming a handful of almonds every day which offer natural goodness in every bite. Almondsare a source of many nutrients such as vitamin E, dietary fiber, calcium and protein to help keep you going throughout the day. In addition, it is also essential to exercise regularly. Working out coupled with a good diet can help her not only be the fabulous mother she already is, but also become more fit.
NamrataShirodkar, Actor and mother says, “I have grown up watching my mother be an all-rounder in everything she did for us. Be it, keeping a track of our school work, to ensuring we study, play and rest well and eat healthy. However, now that I look back, I realise that she never prioritized her own health amid doing all things right for us. So, while I try to do everything my mother used to do for us, for my family, I also try to take care of my own health alongside and so should you. I feel the only way I can take care of my family’s health is if I amtaking care of myself. You can start with makingsmall changes that can make a big impact.For example: make your family’s morning intake of almonds,yourdaily habit as well. A handful of almonds (30 grams/ 23 almonds)giveyou the power to take on the day. Since they are a natural source of many nutrients and also aid in muscle recovery, almonds also make for a great pre/post work out snack.”
SheelaKrishnaswamy, Diet and Nutrition Expert, believes that in addition to a healthy diet and regular exercise, it is essential to keep track of one’s snacking habits. She says, “Smart snacking is key. Interestingly, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that people who ate nuts such as almonds, at least seven times per week had a 20 percent lower all-cause mortality rate (death from any cause) compared to those who did not eat nuts. Hence, snacking on almonds instead of consuming non-nutritious snacks when you’re hungry between meals, can make a healthy difference to your life.”
So,this Mother’s Day gift the mother in you, the gift of good health – almonds!