“What we eat now is a greater cause of disease and death in the world than either tobacco or alcohol.”
Another nutritional superstition from Rujuta Diwekar. I can’t believe that she is actually promoting chapattis plus jaggery plus ghee as a “nutritious” meal for children. In terms of nutrition, this is almost no different from bread with sugar and butter.
In this article I continue my critique of some foods that are commonly eaten as a replacement for a complete meal in India. Why would a food safety writer bother about this? After all, I am not a nutrition or general health writer. I do not critique poor nutrition foods
I continue to be surprised by the well meaning academics who have through the decades tried to engineer foods that are more nutritious or high yielding but which are not aligned with what the people consider as food! You can’t create a super high yielding variety of grain and expect
It is unfortunate when food groups that have been eaten for centuries suddenly become our enemies and become major contributors to poor health and disease. Are these foods poisons? Certainly not. Not when eaten responsibly, in moderate quantities and as a part of an otherwise healthy and nutritious meal/diet.