>>Any eatery we go, we see pyramids of Parotta being made and sold, and we consume those without understanding their devastating side effects on our health. . It is prepared with Maida and Oil/Ghee by beating the mixture into thin layers and later forming round bread with the thin layers. Â The villain here is Maida. Â Maida or in English known as White flour is created by removing the bran and germ from the wheat. This is then bleached with Benzoyl peroxide and softened using Alloxan. The chemical Alloxan that makes Maida clean plays the ugliest role in destroying oneâ€™s pancreas paving the way the eater to become a diabetic patient. Â Alloxan damages the Beta cells of pancreas lading to their death. Â As these cells perish, the ability of our body to produce insulin diminishes and a type 2 diabetic patient is created.
Alloxan is the chemical used in lab animals to create disorder in order to do medical and pharmaceutical experiments on them. Tragically, many do not know the side effects of this and those who consume white flour products become the victims of the worst kind.
This has been discussed widely in developed countries and right-thinking doctors and health officials have been warning the general public about the dangers that will take place due to consumption of whit e flour products. Â But pathetically, here in our state no official agencies have taken up this serious health issue in its right earnest leaving millions of consumers to their fate. Earlier Maida was nicknamed as â€œAmerican mavuâ€ and considered it as the most substandard item by many families. Â Later when we got â€œglobalisedâ€ with the rest of the world, many fast food items found their space on our dining tables.
Most fast food products we consume are made from white flour that contains deadly toxic chemicals. Â In thisÂ competitive world, where we have no time fill our kids Tiffin with nutritious food items, we fill those with fast food items that are easily available or commonly said as â€œreadymadeâ€ Â No wonder our kids are now competing with the kids of many western nations to be more obese and there by remainÂ chronically ill. Â Globalization and economic liberalization may have brought a good amount of disposable income to our families, but it would be foolish to waste that on unhealthy food to do experiments on ours and kidsâ€™ health as well.
So far we know, nothing positive will emerge from official agencies to deal with this alarming situation. Â It is fully left to us to live in the best possible manner. Â Should we consume this poison and turn into diabetic and produce generations who survive only with the help of insulin syringes? Â The market experts and economic pundits will have many solutions with them to cure us from diabetics or it related diseases, but is for us to decide and practice what to eat and how to live. Â It is high time we had stopped consuming poison. Â Next time, when we see Parotta being made somewhere, let us not leave the matter to our hungry stomachs, but let our brain and mind have the final word on it.
Senior Editor, TechnoparkToday