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With increasing number of food choices, from indigenous to the most exotic, on the shelves, surprisingly, there is an alarming rise in diet-related and health problems. Historically, the diet has evolved according to the culture, community, family and environment, which is why every Delhite would love rajma-chawal whereas every Mumbaikar would love Zhunka-Bhakar. Our ancestors chose diet according to the nutrition by combining available raw foods, fruits, seeds, dry fruits and liquids for maintaining a proper health which has now shifted to more processed and packaged foods over time.
This shift has many causes but verily it is due to the work-lifestyle shift in the urban population. The metrics of diet has been shifted from proper nutrition to less consuming time. This shift in metrics is the reason for an increase in microwavable, processed and packaged foods, which has caused a homogenous diet throught-out. Its like eating the same fructose, sugars, salts and trans-fat ratio all day only with different flavours, which is also chemically derived rather than real and natural.
The metrics of diet has been shifted from proper nutrition to less consuming time.
For some people who do not resolve to these foods are not at all spared from these diet-related problems. The foods and crops they are consuming has been grown with huge amount of chemical fertilizers and pesticides which bio-magnify inside the body to blast at last with host of diseases. The short-term effect of it is malnutrition in the body allowing one to resort to supplements and nutrient pills. Now, some misunderstood nutrition as nutrient and keep on adding different nutrient pills in their diet which is really harmful. As a case, apple which is a good source of fructose if taken solely could lead to diabetes, but if taken with associated fibers can really keep the doctor away.
some misunderstood nutrition as nutrient and keep on adding diferent nutrient pills in their diet which is really harmful.
Some claim the importance foods grown with these methods solely to feed the rising population, which is totally absurd. If it was just about feeding the people then feeding them with lab grown GMO food would also do, but we can not use them as they are hazardous. Similarly, we need to think about the nutrition and health aspect of the food which we are trying to feed them. The only choice is to go back to organically grown crops.
Now, others proudly choose organic and natural foods to keep away from these ill-effects. But, finding a really organic food in these markets is more difficult than finding a real date on tinder. And, even if you find one claiming to be 100% organic then its like a person on tinder claiming to be male/female which is otherwise.The trends in the urban market are so dynamic that the distribution in them has caused a flush of processed, packaged, non-organic foods and claiming to-be organic foods. Think for a moment, a brand selling organic, hand-pounded rice at INR 89/kg and compare it with other traditional brand selling simple rice at INR 160/kg! Hand pounded! Do people even know how hand-pounded looks and taste like? because if they knew then these so called organic brands won't be thriving in the market. Even now if you think that the organic food that you are consuming are really organic only becuase of its certificate then you ought to consider every engineering graduate to be a real engineer to work in Google and Facebook.
Do people even know how hand-pounded looks and taste like? because if they knew then these so called organic brands won't be thriving in the market.
So, what are we left with in this market of processed, nutrients, supplements, non-organic, and claiming to-be organic food choices? What is the soultion then? Where can we find real organic food? You can find really organic food in the market, but at a higher prices. Some may proclaim them to be exorbitant but, nonetheless they are real because the economies does not allow it to be cheap. People consuming cheap organic are like people drinking cheap wine, all the time thinking it to be a real wine. In this class of organic foods, Himalayan crops and foods are utterly pure and real, luckily due to its non-invasion of modern agriculture practices in the region. You will still find people in the hills using traditional methods to grow crops without any chemical fertilizers and pesticides. And, the best way to shop them is through their own website which cut-offs the commission to the middle man to put at different shelves.
More importantly, experiment and try different real organic brands and listen to your body to choose the best. Some of the website you could check to shop Himalayan foods are:
1) SOS Organics 2) Himjoli 3) Devbhumi 4) Kumaoni 5) aardraa Organic