NDTV has published an unscientific article on “healthy” sugar substitutes. Excessive sugar consumption is causing a serious and growing health crisis, and is equally harmful whether from added refined sugar, or from natural sources.
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.
Jaggery is generally thought to be a better alternative to white sugar, but this is not the case. Sucrose is sucrose. This fact does not change whether the sucrose is refined as in white sugar, or whether it has natural impurities, like in jaggery. In addition, there are other safety