If you read my last article you’d have noticed how food manufacturers use buzzwords like “organic”, “gluten-free” and “sugar free” to market their products and hey presto! the items are selling off the shelves quicker than hot cakes. A few cleverer people then teamed these buzzwords with foods that are known to be healthy, packaged them attractively and now we have junk food masquerading as health food flying off the shelves…
But the frozen yoghurt you make at home doesn’t quite taste like the one from shopping malls does it? Nor does the homemade granola when compared to the granola bars at the supermarket check out counter? And no matter how hard you try, your kitchen nut-butters never are as luscious as the ones in branded jars!
You know what – they shouldn’t because again, flip the labels and read the ingredients and get ready to groan in dismay again. ‘Guilt-free’ is now guilty as charged!
How to avoid this treacherous trickery? Make your own food. Make your own fruit yoghurts using plain fruit and yoghurt. Make your own juices and smoothies where you know exactly what’s going into the blender. Make your own granola where the ingredients are not a list but just a handful in number. Because real food doesn’t need an ingredients’ list; real food IS the ingredient !
Juggling many roles from physician to writer to pilates instructor to Marketing-PR executive, Dr. Daamini is constantly pushed and inspired to get creative on how to encompass a Retreat into her daily life.