05 December, 2020

Opinion: Food For Thought

Hewing to tradition, while correcting the ravages of lifestyle, ensures good health

Photograph by Apoorva Salkade
Opinion: Food For Thought

A major issue at hand with Indians is deteriorating health with ever deteriorating lifestyles. Why is there disease everywhere, in spite of having the best hospitals, health professionals, sup er foods, diagnostic tools, nutritionists and gyms? Maybe in our att­empt to improve health, we have forgotten the basics, moved away from nature and traditions, to furiously seeking a quick-fix rather than a lasting solution.

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Something as simple as a vitamin or a micro-nut­rition deficiency is going unnoticed. While our body may not need a significant amount of these micro-nutrients, they do have a major role to play. A supplement is not a solution because one supplement can only fix one symptom. A mineral/vitamin, on the other hand, can fix multiple functions.

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