The platform where nutritionists provide advice on Indian foods. With reference to food and nutrition, Indians living in metro cities face a paradox of sorts.
With reference to food and nutrition, Indians living in metro cities face a paradox of sorts. They are more health conscious and are aware about fitness and health, but when it comes to turning that awareness into action, they fail very miserably. There are a few mentionable reasons for this. The first factor is the kind of lifestyle they lead. In addition, high stress jobs at multinational corporations, exposure to fast food and a certain amount of disposable income are the other significant factors. All of these go to form a very potent mix which has led to a large part of the urban Indian population to veer towards unhealthy eating.
The Home-Cooked Food Mantra
Another major challenge is that a large percentage of Indians very firmly believe that their home cooked food is extremely healthy and nutritious. Typically, Indian food incorporates a balanced amount of vegetables, meats and dairy foods, but in most cases, it is smothered in spices and steeped in oil/ghee. This is what mars the nutrition quotient of the otherwise healthy food. Gympik nutritionists say that Indians also tend to overcook their food which leads to loss of nutrition.
The Worrisome Trend
All of this does not bode too well for those who vouch for Indian food. The fact is that genetically, Indians have a higher risk of heart diseases in comparison to Americans or Europeans. Ajay Pandey, the co-founder of Gympik says that one more worrisome fact is that in addition to the all the overcooking and excess oil, Indian food is also trending away from vegetables, lentils and fruits and veering towards the consumption of all kinds of grains such as wheat, rice, etc. Wheat is also being increasingly replaced with maida, which is a highly refined flour with a very high glycemic index.
The use of refined flour and sugar has increased in cities and so has the incidence of lifestyle-related conditions like diabetes and obesity. It is projected that by 2050, India will be the world's diabetes capital. Even as the global food trends change, so have the trends in Indian food changed. This also means that Indian food tracking has become increasingly challenging!
Time for a Change
With all this in view, Gympik is now encouraging certified nutritionists and dieticians to register on their platform. With the credible image that it has created in the marketplace in the short time since its launch, this robust platform is fast becoming the go-to place for Indian nutrition guidance and fitness coaching. Some of the best nutritionists and health professionals are now part of the surface ripple that has the potential to turn into a tidal wave. For access to the best nutritionists, the right guidance on Indian foods and to learn more about how Gympik works, log onto gympik.com or contact Ajay Pandey on 080- 42214925 or +91 8050632100.