Our Dear K-Way Readers,
India just celebrated 75 years of independence. We have undoubtedly progressed by leaps and bounds in every sector, but there is still a lot more we can do for the health of our people. While we are moving towards improving our doctor patient ratio and are also looking to upgrade our infrastructure, it would be of immense help if our population as a whole was healthier.
The first week of September, from the 1st to the 7th, has been designated as National Nutrition Week. Healthy eating however should not be restricted to this week alone and we need to practice healthy eating all through the year.
The theme for this month is to CELEBRATE the world of flavour.
We all know the importance of nutritious food. However, the flavour in the food enhances the taste and makes us happy. You would have noticed that a tasty meal helps one to eat well, sleep well and be happy too! But, on the other hand, tasty food should also benefit our health.
The choice of food with the right flavour in the right proportion is best.
Of course, many medical conditions put various limitations on our food choices and intake.
This month, K-Way focuses on the value of nutritious diet, nutrition related to everyday life and also on special diets advised for various medical conditions depending on the organ involved. We hope this guidance helps our readers gain a better understanding.
Last but not the least, these flavours like sweet, sour, bitter, salty and spicy not only create a taste, but we also relate different life experiences to these flavours.
“It was a sweet day.”
“I had a bitter experience.”
“I wish they were not so sour in the speech.”
So, just as we add flavours to our food, we need to experience all the flavours in our life as well. Let's be sweet to others as much as possible and take criticism with a pinch of salt. After all, variety is the spice of life!
Have a great month ahead!
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Dr. Kavitha Sundaravadanam
Senior Family Physician