Is rice nice again?

For years, film production designer Siddharth Sirohi struggled with stomach issues. Doctors were of little help. Then, last year, he began to do his own research, connecting with foreign experts over the internet. In January, he began experimenting with his diet, eliminating wheat and sugar among other things. Since then, he's been feeling much better and now plans to continue avoiding refined flour. "I've found I'm sensitive to it," he said. "Rice is easier to digest."

For decades, urban Indians were told to swap rice, especially the white variety, for chapatis. The trend was driven initially by the weight conscious -with a generation of gym-instructors inflicting a two-roti ration -and spurred by the diabetes epidemic......................Read more


Source: The Times of India

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