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A handful of almonds a day to mitigate protein problem

A handful of almonds a day to mitigate protein problem

Proteins are one of the essential components of a healthy diet and play a pivotal role in facilitating several functions within the body. According to a survey, 73 percent of Indians do not consume the recommended daily amount of protein, and over 90 percent are unaware of this necessity.

 To educate consumers on the importance of including optimal amount of protein in the diet, the Almond Board of California, today, hosted a session around ‘A natural approach to mitigating India’s protein problem’. 

The event was held at Hotel Zone by The Park, with sessions featured by well-known, as well Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, Sheela Krishnaswamy, and was moderated by RJ Shruthi. 

The discussion at the event focused on the lack of understanding regarding the sources of protein. The recommended protein intake for an average adult in India is 0.8 gram per kilogram of body weight. However, the average consumption typically rests at about 0.6 grams per kilogram of body weight.

Sheela Krishnaswamy, Nutrition and Wellness Consultant said, “Given the importance of protein in one’s diet it’s vital that it is consumed in adequate quantity and quality. The escalating commercialization of fitness-related diets has led many to falsely believe in the necessity of protein supplements. However, it's important to understand that natural sources of proteins are most times enough to fulfill one’s protein requirements. Some of the foods rich in protein are nuts, seeds, pulses, dals, egg, chicken, and fish. For people looking for plant-based proteins, there are several options like soybean, pulses, dals, and nuts like almonds. A 30 g serving of almonds provides 6.3 g of protein. Almonds are also a source of nutrients like zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, vitamin E, and Vitamin B2.”