World Food Safety Day 2021: Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh said that a feature of the Oriental Society has been that food and food habits have never been given priority and many myths have also been prevalent from time to time on this. was done.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh (File photo)
Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh said on Monday that natural immunity boosters are more effective than medicinal boosters. Referring to several studies that have been published in the world’s leading medical journals over the past two decades, he said that even though vitamins and immunity booster pills are prescribed in allopathy, the overall estimate is that even if the patient does not take vitamin supplements. And giving anti-oxidant pills or capsules may be appropriate, but natural sources of vitamins and antioxidants may prove to be more reliable and effective. In fact, the Union Minister has been the life patron of the prestigious Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) as well as a former professor of diabetes and medicine.
In the program organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the occasion of World Food Safety Day, 2021 on the theme “Safe Food Today for a Healthy Tomorrow”, Jitendra Singh said, “It is only in the last few decades when non-communicable and metabolic diseases have occupied At that time, the focus on the treatment of infections through medicinal and non-medicinal regimens was reduced to a minimum, but revived after the onset of the Covid pandemic. It has engulfed the whole world. However, the COVID pandemic has created more awareness and curiosity to understand the principles of the diet.
‘Food and food habits were never given priority’
He said that a characteristic of the Oriental Society has been that food and food habits were never given priority and many myths were also propagated from time to time on this. For example, a popular myth about diabetes treatment is that there is a complete ban on carbohydrate intake, but the reality is that for any person, whether he or she suffers from diabetes, a balanced intake of 24 hours Carbohydrates should constitute about 60 percent of the total dietary intake as they are the source of energy in the body and also stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin.
The Union Minister said that though the choice of different categories of carbohydrates like simple carbohydrates or complex carbohydrates or others has to be done by the doctor on the basis of health status of each individual, body weight, level of physical activity. needed. Today, during the COVID pandemic, it has become very important for every citizen to understand and be aware of good nutrition, foods and their effects on the immune system.
‘Natural food boosts immunity’
He said that nutritious and safe food increases the immunity of the body which helps in fighting diseases and hence efforts should be made to keep food safe and healthy at every stage of the food chain. The northeastern region of the country, with about 80 percent of the rural population, is also one of the world’s most bio-diverse regions, engaged in agriculture and allied activities. The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER), is making great efforts to promote sustainable development in the North Eastern States.
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