Surprise! Almonds Becomes #1 Snack Option For Indian Youths; Nutritional Value, Weight Gain Most Critical Issues
Would you believe us if we said that the youth of today is actually making healthier choices. This can be seen by a recent survey which has shown that more and more younger Indians are choosing steps to improve their lifestyles.
The change in perception has been noted especially between the ages of 18 and 35 years.
Read on to find out all the details about this survey and the changing lifestyles of youngsters!
78% Of India’s Citizens Choose Healthier Snacking Options
Ipsos India, a market research and consulting firm, has conducted this survey, wherein 78% of respondents have said that healthy snacking is very important (58%) and Fairly Important (20%). This survey was conducted between 5th and 25th March 2021.
The survey reflects on the increasing trend of young people choosing to change their snacking habits by opting to eat more healthy and nutritious foods like almonds and fruits, replacing junk food.
The survey’s respondents were as many as 4148, which included NCCS A men and women, between the age group of 18 to 35. These respondents are from 12 cities in India, including, Delhi, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Jaipur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Bengaluru, Coimbatore and Hyderabad.
64% Indians Choose Almonds As Snacking Options
The survey has shown that almonds are the top choice amongst the Indian youth, with 64% of respondents voicing their vote for almonds as a snacking option, solely due to the health benefits of regular consumption.
As per the survey, the choice of snacking has been influenced mostly by ‘Taste’ and ‘Health/Nutrition. Almonds have been associated by youngsters with nutritious (41%), healthy (39%), protein-dense (38%), and vitamin-loaded (36%). A majority of respondents, as much as 84%, believe that on regular consumption of almonds, your immunity would be strengthened.
Around 50% of respondents have mentioned that they are including healthier options like green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits, and juices in their snacking routine. 51% respondents stated that they were attentive about the ingredients and nutrients present in foods before choosing snacks. In this criteria, female respondents in the age group of 26 to 35 years were higher.
66% of the respondents have said that they were worried about their nutritional needs and this is the primary reason for their shift to healthier snacking options.