Why the modern Indian diet is bad
Generally, the modernization of Indian food made it more carb-rich and nutrition-poor. Here's the evidence.
1. Most people use maida (all-purpose or refined wheat flour) or finely-ground atta (which is supposed to be whole wheat) to make Indian breads. These high glycemic index foods cause spikes in insulin levels, which causes fat to accumulate around the belly, which then leads to insulin resistance.
2. Whereas people in the past ate wild or brown rice, most people today eat white rice. Studies have shown that regularly eating white rice, where the good stuff in the bran (fiber) and germ (vitamins and minerals) is removed, increases your risk of diabetes. Eating brown rice on the other hand decreases it.
3. Potatoes, which are not from India, has become a staple food used in dosa and vegetable dishes. They are among the most starch-rich foods on earth, which made them ideal when food was scarce. But today, food is abundant even in big cities in India, and yet people eat potatoes.
4. Many vegetable dishes will be deep-fried, which destroys the phytonutrients found in them. These naturally-occurring molecules behave as anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, which help reduce the growth of cancers and atherosclerosis.
5. Spices are less abundantly used...
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