Today, let’s have a chat and the topic is – Celebrate Holi with a Handful of Colors and Almonds! (Part II)) This post is the second part of Celebrate Holi with a Handful of Colors and Almonds! and shares the importance of Holi for some celebrities.
Celebrate Holi with a Handful of Colors and Almonds! (Part II)
Most people, in India and elsewhere, know the significance of Holi. Let’s see what these celebrities say about Holi colors and almonds.
Ritika Samaddar, Regional Head-Dietetics, Max Healthcare – Delhi commented, “Sharing of gifts is customary during Indian festivals since ages and Holi is no different. But as we all embrace more modern lifestyles and look for better alternatives to almost everything, it’s important for us to rethink and reflect onto our gifting choices. I would suggest looking for gifts that will not only be beneficial but also supplement the receiver’s health. Almonds are a good gifting choice for promoting heart health. According to recent research from King’s College London in adults with above-average risk of Cardio-Vascular Disease (CVD), snacking on almonds every day improved endothelial function of the arteries and also reduced harmful LDL-cholesterol – both key indicators of heart health. So, this Holi, be sure to share this gift of good health with your loved ones.”
Sheela Krishnaswamy, Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, said, “As we continue to stay safe during this pandemic, it is important to keep oneself and one’s family healthy. Also, since this is a time for seasonal changes, people are more prone to cold and flu which makes it all the more important to keep our immunity intact. So, this Holi, instead of sharing sweets and savories, opt for more nutritious items like almonds. Almonds are a good gifting choice as they are known to have immunity supporting nutrients like copper, zinc, folate, iron and vitamin E7, which make them the perfect gift to add to the receivers’ wellbeing. This Holi, be sure to share almonds with your near and dear ones, to make a small yet impactful investment in their overall health.”
Neha Ranglani, Integrative Nutritionist and Health Coach, said, “Indian festivals are incomplete without fried food and mithaai or sweets. And these are also times when a lot of us experience unwanted weight gain due to over-consumption of oily foods and desserts. Almonds can be an ally as part of your meal and gifting plans. Almonds are known to have a long shelf life and can be stored for long durations, which make them a great gift. Besides this, almonds are a source of several nutrients including vitamin E, magnesium, protein, riboflavin, zinc, etc. that makes them a nutritious and tasty food, which in the long run, will also add to the health of your loved ones.”
Make some thoughtful changes in your gifts this Holi by gifting your loved ones a box full of assorted almonds!