Rujuta Diwekar is at it again. She has put up a post on Facebook (screenshot below). In her post, while praising traditional Diwali sweets’ virtues, she implies that traditional and home-cooked food is superior merely because it is traditional or home-cooked. This is a DANGEROUS misconception!
To rephrase the headline, PUFA and Oxidised PUFA from heated vegetable oils increases the risks of various types of cancer and also other lifestyle diseases.
The excessive cereals consumed by most Indians in their food is a huge problem. In essence, this is true not only for rice and wheat but also for jowar, bajra, ragi, etc.
One on ten people in India will get cancer. This is an extremely worrying number. Whoever you are, reading this article, please know that one or more of your loved ones from your family or your friends will get cancer. There is no point in staying in denial or avoiding