THE FOOD THAT WE ARE CONSUMING TODAY – can be best described as ‘notion of food’
Then what is the food we should consume?
Siridhanya- commonly called millets are small grains which grow without the help of pesticides, fertilisers and harvests with very little water. Arka, Foxtail, Browntop, Finger and Little Millet.
As recently as about 50 years ago genetically modified rice and wheat were developed in laboratories and have been promoted with great enthusiasm in the name of green revolution. So much so that it is difficult to conceptualise life without them now.
So, what is wrong with consuming the present day rice and wheat?
Water has to be stagnated around the crop for wheat and rice to grow. This gives rise to a requirement of pesticide. These genetically modified grains cannot grow without abundant water. One kilogram of present day rice/wheat requires about 9,000 litres of water to grow. Many dams have come up to cater to the water requirement of rice and wheat harvesting. Construction of dams and diversion of the flow of river water is always at a cost to our ecology and inevitably disrupts the lives of tens of thousands of original dwellers of respective regions. In contrast Siridhanya hardly require about 300 litres of water per kilogram of grain to be harvested and do well under harsh conditions having minimal rainfall and under scorching sunlight/draught-like conditions even. Since they do not require abundant water like in the case of rice and wheat, they do not require any pesticide or fertilisers.
Well, what is the harm in using pesticides or fertilisers to grow grains?
Its not natural or organic. Using pesticides and fertilisers to harvest rice/wheat results in the grains carrying their residual chemicals. These chemicals contribute in causing many diseases in our body such as hypertension , diabetes, acidity, constipation and so on.
The process of genetic modification has resulted in the rice and wheat losing fibre content. What little it does contain is mostly on its outer layer which is lost during de-husking and polishing. Whereas these Siridhanya have fibre through their structure, starting from its centre. No amount of de-husking or polishing can eliminate the fibre content in them.
Why is this fibre so important?
The food we consume should get digested slowly resulting in gradual release of glucose into the blood stream. High fibre content in the food we consume will help make this happen. Since rice and wheat have barely any fibre they release all the energy in them into our blood stream within about 15-20 minutes. There are more than 100 steps for the food we consume to get converted into glucose resulting in providing energy to the body. Since rice and wheat have almost no fibre, they get converted into glucose so quickly that the pancreas have no choice but to convert it into glycogen and then into fat resulting in rheumatoid arthritis and triglyceride which end up causing blockade in our blood vessels in turn requiring angioplasty etc., Siridhanya will release glucose into our blood stream across 5 to six hours or more due to their high fibre content. Also since no pesticide or fertiliser is required for harvesting them, they will not cause hypertension, diabetes, acidity, constipation and so on.
Other issues related to wheat and wheat based products
Wheat is also bleached using a chemical called Alloxan and flour produced from this is used as Maida which in turn is used to prepare many breads such as Nan, Kulcha,Parota as well as most bakery products and all forms of noodles, pasta,spaghetti etc.. This is also the case in preparation of most branded bakery products including biscuits, sliced bread and other forms of bread etc., Alloxan is a chemical that is used in laboratory on animals such as guinea pigs to create a diabetic condition in them for research purposes. Alloxan kills the beta cells in the pancreas of the animal when injected resulting in diabetic condition. Wheat also contains a protein called gluten which is harmful to human beings. Also many people are allergic to gluten.
What about meat and eggs?
Chicken was a bird that was found in very few places like Bali and a few other Southeast Asian countries. Hybridisation of these few birds has resulted in growing its population to about 100 billion today. About 8 kilograms of grains has to be consumed by a chicken to produce 1 kilo of meat. This means about 50,000 kgs of water is required for 1 kg of meat to reach your plate. This hybridisation process has also resulted in chicken amassing huge body mass within very short periods of time. In the process they do not develop bones resulting in them not containing healthy bone marrow. Good bone marrow content means good immunity.
Since the present day chicken has very little immunity, it falls prey to various viruses which in turn cause many diseases such as bird flu, H1N1 and so on. The scary part is that most of these diseases have no known cure. In a bid to increase meat productivity many hormones are injected into the chicken. To avoid many diseases chicken commonly get affected with, many medicines are given to them. All this is passed on to us when we consume chicken meat and its eggs. More or less the same is the story with red meat.
Sugar is the deadliest of all foods we consume
Our body is a sugar manufacturing unit in itself. The digestive system converts the food we eat into sugar/glucose. The grains, cereals, meat and vegetables we consume is converted by our body into sugar or glucose. This is the energy source for our bodies. There is absolutely no need for us to consume even a milligram of sugar. Which means no ice cream, no chocolates, no birthday cakes, no festive sweets, sweetened soft drinks, sweet lassi, etc., Even most tooth paste we use every morning dumps 3 grams of sugar into our body. No wonder children do not feel hungry immediately after brushing their teeth.Food we consume has to undergo more than a 100 steps for sugar/glucose to be produced by the body. When we consume sugar directly the body skips almost all these steps and renders all the organs meant to produce the energy required for the body useless. Also such sugar directly dumped into our body cannot be digested. Our body requires 30 to 35 grams of sugar which it produces on its own from the food we eat. So what happens to all the sugar we consume directly in the form of sugar and sweets? It results in giving birth to lots of diseases because Pancreas has no choice but to convert such sugar into glycogen leading to rumatic Arthritis,tryglizarites etc., which leads to blockage in blood vesicles which leads to many heart related problems, etc., Main objective of producing sugarcane is liquor production. Sugar is a byproduct and should not be consumed by human beings.
Water, plastic & copper
Water is a polar molecule. H2O. It is a neutral molecule with both positive and negative sides built into it. Water stored in plastic bottles, regardless of ‘food grade plastic’ etc., absorb nano particles of the plastic it is stored in and coat the small intestine with a lining of the plastic it carries when consumed. This makes our intestine hydrophobic- repels water. While the normal nature of our intestines is hydrophilic- absorb water or to be water friendly. So, sufficient water is not absorbed by our body when water from plastic bottles/containers is consumed by us. Such water, stored in plastic containers can be called unstructured water. Instead, water should be stored in copper vessels for 8 hours before consumption. Copper is the only material in the world which has free moving de-orbitals due to which electrons move around in the water stored in it and kill all microbes including virus. Such water is safe for consumption and helps in maintaining good health. Problems including hair fall to constipation are kept in check by adopting such a simple process. Instead of a copper vessel, a mud pot or a steel vessel can be used, but a copper stick should be immersed in the vessel.
Understanding the importance Siridhanya (millets) and resisting wheat, rice, sugar,maida based products, bakery products, sweets, unscientifically produced meat & eggs and not consuming water stored in plastic containers is key to keeping modern day diseases at bay.
FROM RESEARCH AND TEACHINGS OF Dr KHADER, Phd., Steroids, IISc Nutrition Expert
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