Accordingly it is that time of the year, where celebrations and joie de vivre abound and there is plenty of food, alcohol and merriment all around. Meanwhile in urban India, higher disposable incomes and Masterchef shows have spawned a generation of people who like to ‘dress up’ their food.
Furthermore this has spawned a culture where ‘well-dressed’, ‘well-plated’ food, presented in conjunction with some non-native gourmet products or quaint items with mysterious names, have become a part of daily lives. While we should stand by the virtues of quinoa and avocado unequivocally, there are many other exotic sounding foods that are not healthy at all. Further we are guilty of a certain herd mentality, which makes us perceive a rare commodity as superior as opposed to an everyday item.
Moreover for example ingredients like organic raw cane sugar, which is compositionally 100% identical to regular sugar, is still just glucose and fructose, with little to no nutrients. Finally to sum it up, just because something is rare and expensive, or a seasonal, non-native food, perceived as superior, it need not be healthier for you, when it comes to food, keep it simple.