Nutritionist Madhuri Ruiagives a talk on the importance of healthy living

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In an interactive session at Institute of Hotel Management, Chennai, renowned nutritionist Madhuri Ruiaspoke to students about the importance of healthy living in today’s fast paced life. During the talk, she highlighted the importance of incorporating small changes in your life like eating a handful of almonds every day and working out regularly to help maintain a healthy life. She also went on to explain how snacking smart with almonds is a great way to start leading a healthy lifestyle and elaborated on almonds’ role in satiety, weight and diabetes management and maintenanceof a healthy heart.

Speaking at the event,Madhuri Ruia said, “As it has becomeincreasingly difficult to keep up with our busy routines, we often fall prey to sedentary lifestyles. We should all takesmall yet effective measures to lead healthier lives. A simple step towards this is eating nuts such as almonds. Almonds offer essentialnutrients such as protein, vitamin E, dietary fiber etc.making them a nutrient-rich snack that can help keep you going throughout the day. 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[1] . Snacking on almonds instead of consuming unwholesome snacks for your in-between meal cravings, can make a healthy difference to your life.”

A handful of almonds are aconvenient, on-the-go snack that can be eaten anywhere, at any time of the day. Carry these nuts with you in your college backpack to munch on between classes or keep them on your desk to nibble on while studying.

The event ended with an open interaction with the students on how they can ensure healthier lifestyles for themselves, their families and their future patients.

[1]Bao Y, Han J, Hu FB, Giovannucci EL, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC, Fuchs CS. Association of nut consumption with total and cause-specific mortality. N Engl J Med 2013;369:2001-11. – See more at: http://www.almonds.com/consumers/media-center/latest-news/2013/12/new-study-supports-eating-almonds-part-healthy-lifestyle#_edn1

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