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WHY INDIAN FOOD?

Indian Food has potential to change the health profile of US~ the key to fight Obesity.

Is the situation alarming and needs out of the box solution? Please read below.

Obesity in the United States has been increasingly cited as a major health issue in recent decades. While many industrialized countries have experienced similar increases, obesity rates in the United States are among the highest in the world.[3]

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Why whole wheat bread

Roti (whole wheat bread) is staple food item for the majority of us Indians. Not sure how naan (white flour bread) became synonymous with Indian cuisine here in the US.

Simply switching from white to whole wheat bread can reduce the risk of heart disease by 20% ~ a research from University of Washington.

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Eat Goat ! It's healthy

Three quarters of the world's population eats goat meat. Goat is surprisingly healthy compared to the usual meats we consume, even chicken!

Cooking goat can be more of a challenge due to its low fat content. Cook goat meat slowly and at low temperatures to prevent it from drying it out which makes it tough.

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Why Eat Lentils

Lentils, a small but nutritionally mighty member of the legume family, are a very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. Not only do lentils help lower cholesterol, they are of special benefit in managing blood-sugar disorders since their high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising rapidly after a meal. But this is far from all lentils have to offer. Lentils also provide good to excellent amounts of six important minerals, two B-vitamins, and protein-all with virtually no fat. The calorie cost of all this nutrition? Just 230 calories for a whole cup of cooked lentils. This tiny nutritional giant fills you up-not out.

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Soya Chunks - a meat substitute

Soya beans come in the form of regular chunks, mini chunks and granules, and can be used in many ways. The nutritional value is similar to meat in some areas and different in others.

Meat alternatives that come from soy beans are complete proteins. This means they have all the essential amino acids present. Amino acids are the building blocks that create protein. Protein is a macronutrient that the body needs in large amounts for cell repair, immune function and muscle growth. A 3.5-ounce serving of soya chunks contains over 54 grams of protein. This is more than the same serving size of meat and eggs. The recommended daily intake of protein is 56 grams for men and 46 grams for women.

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Know Your Body Mass Index(BMI)

If you wish to calculate BMI yourself, below are the BMI formulas for both English units and metric units:

If you wish to calculate BMI yourself, below are the BMI formulas for both English units and metric units:
English Units: BMI = [Weight (lb) / (Height (in) x Height (in))] x 703

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Say No to Buffet

Is buffet good for healthy eating? Also how the restaurants here manage to do it at such low price? Or is it commercially viable as in the case of Buffets Inc?

As per our meticulous survey during the last 3 years, we found that only 3% buffet eaters turned up for the dinner or take-out.

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Time for ‘disruptive’ eating, not technology

Can we think of ‘disruptive’ eating now? Think of the last 20 years. Is there any substantive change in the US food industry? I can single out some ethnic cuisines getting footholds in the US like Mediterranean and Chinese cuisines and/or The Whole Foods or Trader’s Joe becoming more visible. But the majority are still eating burgers, pizzas and tacos and the select few have access to various organic food items and the healthy options in all forms.

The ‘disruptive’ eating would address the 2 most glaring issues which we face today ~ the ‘social inequality’ and the ‘climate change.’

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