India Food Network
Nov 12, 2018
One thing that has been common in every Indian household is that we delay the consumption of western medication for as long as we can, have a cold? Drink some kaadha. Aches and pains can be solved by milk boiled with turmeric, bad breath with elaichi, bad acne with neem. And that’s not even a fraction of the list. But then, we only listen to our elders till we think they know better, and then we stop.
With the dawn of the Internet and western culture making its way into our mainstream, we let go of home-cooked meals for fast food joints. And, when fitness fads came to us in the form of Atkins, Paleo, Keto, GM and every other diet under the sun, we tried to accommodate our carb-loving bodies to a diet that it hadn’t experienced.
So in a world, where health and nutrition have been made so convoluted, nutritionist Kavita Devgan’s book Ultimate Grandmother Hacks: 50 Kickass Traditional Habits For a Fitter You comes as a refreshing change, as she imparts wisdom about traditional eating habits that will lead to a happier, healthier, kinder you.
Kavita is a nutritionist and author and has over twenty years of experience as a weight loss and holistic health consultant. The self-help book is categorized into three parts: The Fifty Habits of Food, Lifestyle, and Mind, Three Month Traditional Habits Calendar and Tools. There are even 30 recipes included at the end for those who wish to try out some traditional fare. Kavita’s book is dedicated to the lessons of healthy eating she picked up subconsciously from her mother’s kitchen. It is a cohesive guide that helps us inculcate time-tested remedies, hacks, and habits that will help us lead a healthier lifestyle without missing out on good food. It talks about the value of traditional Indian food habits that our parents and grandparents followed, and that is relevant even today.
The book aims at helping readers become more aware of their bodies’ needs and to understand the use of ingredients to cure the ailments. It talks about immunity, congestion, detoxing, heartburn, acidity, exercising, cooking pots. You can tell that the book is written by someone who truly understands food, and also the people who eat it. She explains nutrients while giving you a list of cheap foods that have them. Kavita not only tells you what to do, but she also explains why you’re doing it, which is why we think this is one of the most comprehensive guides to everything you may have wanted to know about food and your body.