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Increasing Demand for Diet & Nutrition Information
January 9, 2014

I received an email that talks about some top diet & nutrition trends in the US for 2014.  Some of the listed trends are anti-wheat sentiment, reviving ancient grains, fading of low-fat diets, keeping health in mind while shopping, increase in misinformation about nutrition from unqualified persons, and so on.

To draw a parallel in India, I think that the following will be popular in our country –

  • Emails that circulate amongst friends and families talking about ‘miracle cures’.  Needless to say that most of the information that is circulated is false.
  • Weight loss programs – both scientific and unscientific.
  • Revival of millets which are so healthy and traditional.
  • Organic foods – fruits, vegetables, dairy foods, grains, spices, etc.
  • Coconut, ghee, butter, old-fashioned oils making a come-back.

On another note, tomorrow (10th January) is being observed as Dietetics Day in India.  This is in recognition of the science of nutrition & dietetics, and also to promote the qualified professionals.

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