Pickles and sauces:Pickles (Indian) or sauces in store are overloaded with oil, salt and preservatives.
I remember, my grandma and even my mother did for while….used summer vacations to prepare all those papad, pickles, noodles/simaya and many more items for the entire year.
Now, you may argue – it is outdated and time consuming process…but well, NO. Because there are modern equipments available… There are latest technology based grinder, atta makers and other equipments…one don’t have to spend so much time in the kitchen.
I was talking to one of my friends in Mumbai. She mentioned about making atta, besan, masala at home using mini-chakki atta…she is doing it once in a week. 10min work. Masala / besan once in month…why don’t we use the latest technology to ease out daily stress instead of giving-in to outside poor quality food…
I make chivada, namkin, mysor pak, kheer (not using MTR), many sweets and namkin at home whenever I get time. I enjoy doing it too…No matter how much you are busy, you can always spend an hour or two in a week for this.
Indian street snacks made by smaller vendors are better as most of them consume what they cook for the day before closing the shop. Next day they start with new preparation like vada pav, samosa, chat kachori. Most of them do not know how to preserve the food longer using chemicals, so, they are cautious about the quantity. Only part you need to check is – water source.
Eating good food is a part of happiness…so enjoy your life with good food not with disease that will bother you and your finances during old age….
In the article – Nestle, PepsiCo and others ‘use public funds to develop harmful snacks’ Guardian mentioned Tim Lobstein, director of policy at the World Obesity Federation“While there may be good reasons to encourage companies to improve efficiency and reduce environmental impact, we also urge that the health impact of the products should be the first criterion for giving out public funds,” he said. “Why are we helping multinational corporations to make chocolate and snacks cheaper while obesity and diabetes rates are rocketing?”
The most shocking part was the article by Dailymail, UK, “As obesity costs Britain £50bn a year and rising companies including Nestle and Pepsi given money to improve products” quoted Professor Philip James, chairman of the charity’s trustees, said: ‘Some of these grants are greater than the amounts spent by local health services tackling overweight in adults and children.’
In the paper – Biased, conflict of interest in Science controversial Industry funding of infant feeding studies by Lorretta Kopelman has alleged that it impacted the research (conducted by Popkin on infant mortality) in way of collecting, interpreting and reporting the work. It was also mentioned that Nestle promoted their baby food-formula during late 80s and early 90s…