Every year, World Heart Day is observed on 29th September across the world to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its impact. This year, the theme of World Heart Day is ‘Use Heart Know Heart’, the heart used in the form of an emoji. The campaign focuses on the essential step of knowing our hearts first.
Almond snacking also lowers waist circumference and belly fat, two main established risk factors for heart disease. Consuming almonds may lower LDL cholesterol and significantly improve HDL cholesterol when included in a healthy diet and reduce levels of heart damaging inflammation.
Speaking about the importance of leading a heart-healthy lifestyle, Popular Bollywood actress, Soha Ali Khan, said, “I believe firmly that lifestyle changes play a very crucial role in one’s heart health. Keeping this in mind, I always make sure I consume a balanced, nutritious diet and limit ultra-processed foods. Eating.
Adding to the importance of heart health and why this day should be marked, Dr.RohiniPatil, MBBS, and nutritionist said “In several well-conducted clinical trials, almonds have been found to lower LDL-C, a known risk factor for coronary heart disease. A review by a panel of Indian nutritionists and physicians, published in the journal Nutrients, suggests that daily inclusion of almonds
Celebrity Pilates Master Instructor, YasminKarachiwala said, “Almonds help in increasing energy intake through healthy fats and also give a feeling of fullness, making them an ideal pre- or post-workout snack.
Studies indicate that regular consumption of almonds may contribute to maintaining a healthy heart by helping to lower detrimental LDL cholesterol levels.”
Speaking about this, SheelaKrishnaswamy, Nutrition and Wellness Consultant said “Along with making lifestyle changes, it is essential to include heart healthy foods in your diet like leafy greens, other vegetables, fruits, nuts like almonds, fish, dals and whole grains.”
RitikaSamaddar, Regional Head-Dietetics, Max Healthcare – Delhi, said, “One can replace the unhealthy food with healthier options like taking a handful of almonds daily."