As the world is becoming one small village because of globalization there is no aspect of our lives that hasn’t been affected by the cultural mingling. Our kitchens are now flourishing with food from all over the world whether it is continental, Chinese, Thai, or Italian. There has always been heated debate in India when it comes to westernization. No doubt that western food culture has been influencing Indian kitchens for the last few decades. There are always two sides to the coin. Before you jump on to argue how western fast food is ruining our health let us show Pros and Cons Of Western Food Hitting Indian Kitchens.
What has changed?
Do you remember when did you eat food last time with bare hands? No? Well, then you have already become a fan of Uncle Sam’s cuisine. Americans love a loaded thanksgiving table, Chinese can’t eat without chopsticks. The tradition of eating with hands has its roots in Ayurveda. Eating in Indian food culture is seen as a sensory experience.
While eating with your hands you become more conscious of the taste, texture, and aromas say our ancient texts. But the intrusion of spoons and other utensils just made eating food as ‘dry’ routine job.
Where are the Indian Thalis?
Indian thalis are full of nutrition. Thalis represent a food pyramid containing all the things our body needs from carbohydrates, proteins to amino acids. Thalis are a complete package.
Since our life has become as fast as the metro we have shifted from Thalis to fast food like burgers, sandwiches, rolls, and shakes.
The cons of western food
Fast food fever
Nutritionists and scientists have been warning about the effects of western fast food on how it increases the risk of having deceased like high blood pressure, diabetics, and heart attack.
Western diet has been contributing to have immune-mediated diseases. The western diet is characterized by overconsumption and it lacks in variety of food. For the test buds, it focuses more on sugar, salt, and fats which makes an impact on our dietary system.
Now in Pros and Cons Of Western Food Hitting Indian Kitchens let’s look at some of the advantages.
The advantages of western food
Rich protein source
Western food contains high calories and it is full of proteins. On the other hand, Indian food provides most of the times only carbohydrates.
Saves money and time
Western food takes a little time to cook and to have. It is also quite cheap for your pockets. It is much cheaper than in dine-in restaurants.