'Prunes are an ideal source of energy'

Snacking healthy

Keeping this in mind, the International Prune Association recently organised a nutrition seminar in the City to create awareness on the benefits of prunes.  Prunes are dried plums with a delectable flavour. Bursting with fruit-sweet juices they are both, a source of true gourmet satisfaction and an everyday health-giving food.

The seminar was attended mainly by women from all the parts of the City who were really keen on knowing more about healthy eating and prunes.

Through the presentation, the audience was informed that consuming prunes as snack suppresses appetite while offering nutritional benefits at the same time.

Naini Setalvad, nutrition and food consultant was also present at the event.  
Talking about prunes, Naini said, “Prunes are low in calorie, rich in fibre and have a high mineral and vitamin content. Thus, they are an ideal source of energy in a balanced diet and help strengthen the body’s defences against complaints.”

Naini also gave a presentation on healthy eating habits and its effect on the overall health of a person. 

Attacking the junk food available in the market, she said that while it came cheap, junk food is highly addictive. She informed the audience that white flour and sugar are as addictive as tobacco and should be kept away from children.

The other substance that was discussed in great length was carbohydrate like rice and the fact that it is not fattening, as is the general assumption. Organic food also caught the interest of everyone as they discussed the benefits of ‘Sattvic’ diet and how simple things like the freshness quotient of the food can improve one’s health drastically.  It was also mentioned that leaders in every industry were and still are firm believers of eating fresh.

By the end of the event, healthy eating and the goodness of fresh prunes had captured the attention of everyone present.

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