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Almonds reduce heart disease risk factor, say experts

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore: A daily intake of 42 gm of almonds as part of an overall healthy diet reduced risk of heart diseases, according to a recent study.

In addition to significantly improving Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL/bad) cholesterol, snacking on almonds also reduced adiposity (belly fat) and waist circumference all well established heart disease risk factors, leading nutritionist Harini Bala said on the sidelines of a function here showcasing the important of exercise and health snacking with almonds.

Quoting the study published in American Heart Association, Harini said increasing incidence of heart disease, obesity and other lifestyle-related issues called for continuous focus on a health diet in today’s fast-paced life, she said.

One simple step towards healthier eating is by incorporating healthy snacks like almonds in daily diet. There was an interactive session during the function organised by California Almonds where the importance of regular exercise, along with health diet, was showcased.

Harini also spoke about the antioxidant qualities, being rich in vitamin E, role in satiety, weight and diabetes management and maintaining a healthy heart, as demonstrated by various researches.

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