How the Banana Goes to Heaven: and Other Secrets of Health from the Indian Kitchen

By Ratna Rajaiah

Food & drink | Paperback, eBook


"Have you noticed how, of late, many of us have begun to battle with our food, viewing it as Enemy No.1, the Devil Incarnate that lures us to obesity and disease? Our relationship with food is increasingly an unhappy one. We eat too much or then, too little. To add to our woes, there is the additional pressure of not only having to be healthy but also to be thin. And almost every piece of new research or expert-speak on the subject of healthy eating – popping up with the irritating regularity of zits on a teenager’s skin - contradicts the previous one. (Incidentally, the last time I looked, the latest study on the relationship between bodyweight and health said that people who are thinner aren’t necessarily healthier!) So coffee was bad for you, now it’s not that bad. Chocolates were almost a mortal sin. Now they may actually be good for lowering cholesterol. (But don’t bet on it because we’re still researching.) Talking of cholesterol, we hope you’re seriously cutting down on all that fat - butter, ghee, cream etc., etc. You get our drift. Except vegetable oils – those are a bit of alright. As long as they don’t include saturated fats. Er, hold on a minute. We’ve just found out that some of those fats are good for you, maybe even some of the saturated ones. (I hope you didn’t chuck out that bottle of coconut oil as yet.) It’s the transfats that’s the problem. Transfats? You mean like transatlantic – is that what they cook airline meals with?....."


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"Have you noticed how, of late, many of us have begun to battle with our food, viewing it as Enemy No.1, the Devil Incarnate that lures us to obesity and disease? Our relationship with food is increasingly an unhappy one. We eat too much or then, too little. To add to our woes, there is the additional pressure of not only having to be healthy but also to be thin. And almost every piece of new research or expert-speak on the subject of healthy eating – popping up with the irritating regularity of zits on a teenager’s skin - contradicts the previous one. (Incidentally, the last time I looked, the latest study on the relationship between bodyweight and health said that people who are thinner aren’t necessarily healthier!) So coffee was bad for you, now it’s not that bad. Chocolates were al...


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Ratna Rajaiah is a frequent visitor of her Inner Landscape - which is more crowded than Bhendi Bazaar - and devotes her time helping her Inner people waiting to out - Inner Goddess, Inner Millionairess, Inner J K Rowling, Inner Fashion plate. In her spare time, she is a freelance writer.



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