Updated: Dec 10, 2020
The term 'nutrition' is a highly exploited and used word in the English language when referring to anything food or health-related.
In simple terms, nutrition refers to how much and what quality of food we get to eat. As mentioned by author Mridula Ramesh in her book The Climate Solution, there are two parts to nutrition: one is quantity, measured by the number of calories we consume per day, and the second is quality - do we get enough protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals our body needs?
In this article, we are highlighting parts of our conversation and topics covered in our nutrition focused podcast episode with guest Roshni Sanghvi. Roshni is India's leading plant-based sports nutritionist and transformation specialist.
Here are the topics covered in It's Kritikal!'s podcast episode 7 of season 1 featuring Roshni Sanghvi:
Plant-based Diet: Roshni highlights how a plant-based diet gives you a competitive edge.
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-term Health is a book by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II.
Dairy and Casein: The casein in milk may not be as healthy as we think it might be. According to a study published in the Nutrition Journal, milk containing both A1 and A2 beta-caseins may cause digestive discomfort and gut inflammation.
Obesity in Children: How the fight against obesity in children is the biggest concern in the 21st century.
Parameters to keep in mind while creating a meal chart for the client: preferences, time to cook, lifestyle, making small meal changes
Veganism and Spirituality:
"When you look at an animal being killed, how can that pain and sadness do any good for your body? It can't! In Ayurveda, the kind of food you eat is denoted by the kind of nature you have. Eating a more vegetarian or PB-Diet - you are going to be full of positive energy around you." - Roshni Sanghvi
If you'd like to read more, here are suggested further reading materials:
How Not To Die by Michael Greger and Gene Stone
The China Study by T. Collin Campbell
The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollen
"You occupy such a small place in the environment yet create so much damage to the world around you just because you like the taste of something. Its a world we share, so its not your choice when you eat animals." - Roshni Sanghvi