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The 4 white devils (food) on our plates

Tanuja Sodhi
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The 4 white devils food on our plates

When we think ‘white’, our thoughts automatically go to attributes like purity and goodness, but nutritionally speaking, white can be evil and destructive. White foods also go by the nicknames of ‘simple carbs’, ‘refined carbs’ or the ‘bad carbs’.


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Esha Kalva

| Jun 08, 2015

I had read an article in newspaper awhile ago saying that wheat flour written on any product refers to maida.... only whole wheat flour means atta

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Mahipal

| Apr 13, 2015

do we have any app??

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Shilpa

| Sep 25, 2014

Hi Sravya,I agree with Ankita here that no natural foods, taken in moderation, can be bad. Problem comes when children want to eat only that. So, you need to keep a watch out for that. Give them a variety--including sweet potato--and you should be ok.

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Ankita A Talwar

| Sep 25, 2014

Hi Sravya, Potatoes in moderation are ok. The problem comes when children start eating only potatoes... then the nutrition can get compromised. Also, the way you cook potatoes also matters. Deep frying them is not healthy, while roasting/cooking them like a vegetable (along with some more fibre-rich vegetables) or using boiled potatoes in a vegetable salad is ok. And lastly, any processed food--be it frozen french fries--is not healthy. Hope this helps you.

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Sravya

| Sep 24, 2014

Are potatoes harmful ? They say that they have carbs in it right ?

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nima

| Jul 10, 2014

Nice and Informative!!

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Indeep Kaur

| Jun 14, 2014

to add in this i would like to say kids prone to white food have low calcium, iron, zinc and copper. they usually eat soap, walls and stones when they are out of site. But that can be taken care of by taking calcium and iron tonic(containing zinc, folic acid, vitamin b12). Basically its not kid fault that he eats all those things but its deficiency of body which makes him/her crave for such things..... So don't worry take care of kids and supplement them with nutritious food it wont happen over night but take a pace in changing habit because its we parents who inculcate such habit in kids to keep our self at ease and now its our responsibility to take little pain to change their habit. ...........life farm (Cultivating The Life for better tomorrow) Daycare and playway at mohali(B. pharma)

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N A Nithya

| Feb 27, 2014

Very useful... Thank you

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N A Nithya

| Feb 27, 2014

Very useful... Thank you

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N A Nithya

| Feb 27, 2014

Very useful... Thank you

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Geetha

| Feb 04, 2014

Thanks for sharing

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uzma

| Jan 16, 2014

Thank U for the useful information. but what should be used instead of sugar especially for my 1yr old.

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Arthy

| Jan 16, 2014

Very useful hey can someone answer shebas question evrn I wish to know

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Lalitha Rao

| Jan 08, 2014

Thanks ! Very informative .

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Anandana N

| Dec 10, 2013

Anurima you can use brown rice instead. Difficult to develop taste but its worth a try. and extremely healthy

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Sheba

| Sep 25, 2013

Hey.. is unrefined sugar better than refined sugar? Somehow I inclined to buy just the refined sugar (generally Parry's).. whats your suggestion while buying sugar? any labels to check?

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Tanuja Sodhi

| Sep 19, 2013

No they're not healthy Setu as they have a lot of concentrated sugar bad for the teeth and that could lead to piling up empty calories. instead, it is advisable to eat a whole fruit that has a lot of fibre.

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sETU MODAWAL

| Sep 16, 2013

thanks! also please could you elaborate on Processed Real Healthy Juices that are not so healthy! (or are they?!?!)

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Shruti Gupta

| Sep 15, 2013

wqw gud info,thnx

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Shikha Batra

| Sep 05, 2013

Dear AM ! It is maida!

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AM

| Sep 05, 2013

White flour is refered as wheat flour or Maida

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Sugandha Singh

| Sep 05, 2013

useful informatiom

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dolly joy

| Sep 05, 2013

thanks for information

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Charuta Modak

| Sep 05, 2013

Good information

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Anurima

| Sep 04, 2013

Thank you for the detailed blog! Rice is something we eat everyday. I guess I used replace one meal with rotis. Really useful.

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Shikha Batra

| Sep 03, 2013

Very useful information. Thanks so much!

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