In our daily lives some of us have almost tried our hands at Foreign Super foods and either we have won it or have failed at it.When it’s about a gamble about weight loss; it actually could be a case of trying too much. Which food to follow or super foods as we term it today? Super-foods are foods that provide potent immune system strengthening benefits and help to reduce the effects of medical conditions. A Super food are low-calorie, high-nutrient foods that are all the rage with fitness freaks today and people do spend a lot of money on imported foreign foods today. The Super foods can actually add to weight loss. Food gives us strength, immunity, nourishes our body but to lose weight sometimes we overdo it underplay it.
A shift to Foreign Super foods really work?
- The number of underweight people in our country has gone up to huge numbers. In the same period, people has gone fatter from a certain percentage to a lethal one
- Without much physical exertion how do we lose weight with just a major shift in diet patterns?
- Since we are more into buying ready made foods to cut out time,how healthy are we exactly eating? Do Foreign Super foods really make a difference to our lives today? Is globalization hinting at importing of foreign culture blindly to our Indian eating habits/diet or actually working in favor of our weight loss or obesity?
The impact of Super-Foods in our lifestyle
Daily food like fruits and seasonal vegetables like carrot, beans, cabbage, lettuce are critical sources of nutrients such as ;
- Vitamin A (vision) vitamin B complex (metabolism), vitamin C (antioxidant, metabolism), vitamin K (blood clotting), iron (oxygen-carrier in blood), calcium (metabolism, teeth, bones)
- Potassium (bones), manganese (bones), magnesium (metabolism), phosphorus (metabolism, teeth, bones) and zinc (immunity)
- The above are also an excellent source of fiber (digestion) and antioxidants (disease prevention)
- Daily food like Rice, Dal or Indian curry with dollops of ghee or butter in Indian context have been noticed as a healthy super food
- Foreign super- foods like Quinoa, Cereals, Kale, Chia seeds, Broccoli, Cranberries, Red Cabbage, fat free yogurt, Avocado, Asparagus and even salad have slowly seeped into our Indian food culture, an entry into the Super foods bracket for a section of the urban in our country.
The foreign super foods available in India are healthy and nutritious and it’s proving beneficial to a lot of people but if a body is used to its local food,the local counterpart can be nutritious and healthy too. A recent data states that most US based health information offers food choices that are not relevant in the Indian context. The reasons;
- A Foreign super food is expensive for the average person in India to a normal diet like Rice,dal,Sabzi (curry)
- You will get the exact nutrients in your Dal & curries just like your western counterpart
Essentially, as the weight-loss market continues to grow, so do the number of diabetics and obese people in our country. I just want to ask the readers (no preaching here!)- Is the industry making profits at the cost of keeping us fat? In the process of avoiding them, we began to view food from the narrow window of carbs, protein and fats, instead of the larger picture of eating local, seasonal and fresh. Food or ‘Super food’ the choice is yours. When you answer it,make informed decisions about what is important, for your own diet. Traditional foods also promote diet diversity. So, weigh the options and be guided by your own ‘wisdom of food’.
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