Loading Please wait ›  WELCOME TO DELHI HELP - YOUR GUIDE TO DELHI & NCR. ~ WE ARE HIRING ~ Jashn time in Maharana Pratap after winning the battle. ~ How to apply for DDA housing scheme 2014? ~ Art Galleries


   
HELPFUL LINKS
Areas/Regions in DelhiAuditoriumsArt GalleriesAnimal Care24x7 City Services Delhi's NightlifeBanks in DelhiDelhi's Past Perfect List of MPs-MLAs Masjid in Delhi Post Offices in Delhi NCR Parks & Gardens in Delhi NCRPicnic Spots in Delhi NCR Temples in Delhi NCRToll Free Numbers in IndiaTips to get Healthy SleepBed and Breakfast SchemeCar AC - Important PrecautionCarpool in Delhi NCRChildren ZoneCinema HallsDelhi Metro Fare CalculatorDelhi Metro- Metro StationsDTC Bus Routes and ServicesEmergency Phone NumbersFashion HousesForeign Currency ExchangerForeign EmbassiesGovernment OfficesHospitals in Delhi/NCRMobile & STD CodesNGO in Delhi, NCRPlaces of Worship in DelhiPin Codes - Delhi & NCRReal Personalities of DelhiSports Stadiums in Delhi/NCRSwine Flu Treatment CentresCabs Taxi Services in Delhi NCRWebsites
Currency Convertor
AMOUNT
 
TO
 
Courtesy: European Central Bank
Traffic Updates
Sorry! No Updates Available!!

Whats the consequence of Junk food?

Delhi Life-Style - Monday, November 05, 2012 10:36:37 AM



The other day I went for lunch with my wife and sister-in-law. The ladies ordered risotto and I asked for a salad. When the food arrived, the amiable waitress deposited my plate in front of me and said, “Ah, so you’re having the healthy option!” I confess, I couldn’t restrain the reply, “So what the others are having is unhealthy, eh?”I thought of this mildly comical episode when I heard on the news this morning that, after a whole 10 years’ argy-bargy, the Government is to introduce a traffic lights system on food products indicating the fat, salt and sugar content of each item. I can’t see the point. It’s not individual differences between particular packets of food that counts, but the appalling fact that, as the country with the greatest number of fat people in Europe, the population is addicted to eating junk..A “leading” nutritionist – what else? – came on the Today programme to give us an example of the way the new system would work and he cited buying a pizza and advised us to choose the packet with the most green indicators on it, as that would be the healthiest. Far better if he’d said, “Don’t eat junk such as pizzas.”


There is a weird contradiction, something surreal, about the British public’s attitude towards food. We have been so brainwashed over decades concerning the stuff that’s good for us and most of the rest which isn’t. As long as I can remember, we have been up to our waistbands – if we can find our waistbands – in healthy eating TV programmes. And yet still it is the junk food that flies off the supermarket shelves.How often I have queued behind specimens who resembled former east European shot-putters, their trolleys laden with pre-packaged muck – because their palates are either so uneducated or jaded that the only tastes they register are fatty, salty and sugary. All the while, they know this rubbish is bad for them.


I don’t blame the supermarkets which have to make a profit to survive and, of course, they can do this only by providing what the public wants. And I commend the supermarkets for their large variety of good fresh meat, fish and veg. Nobody is forced to buy the stuff that clogs the arteries and puts on the avoirdupois. Why not pick up a nice chicken, a cabbage and a packet of potatoes? These things are cheaper than the junk too.There are two answers to this question. First, taste – or the conspicuous lack of it. Secondly, so many people – despite wall-to-wall Nigellas, Ricks and Delias – couldn’t cook a chicken to save their lives. And fresh vegetables appear on only a very few dining tables.And that’s another thing while I’m at it: the dining table and the family meal have all but disappeared as the great majority scoffs its junk from a carton in front of the telly.



2017 DelhiHelp

Comments


  •  
  •    
  •  


Archive › Today's Poll
how many total votes BJP got?

Subscribe Newsletter
Receive Newsletters and Offers
11003  Subscribers
Hotels in Delhi NCR | List of 5 Star Hotels in Delhi-NCR | New Delhi Tourist Attractions | 3 Star Hotels in Delhi NCR | Cheap Hotel in Delhi NCR | Book Hotel in Delhi, NCR | Budget Hotels in Delhi, NCR | Best Hotels in Delhi–NCR

Users Online
Copyright ?2006 V2web. All rights reserved.
Feedback Form
Feedback Analytics