Tips to Identify Food Additives : Exclusive Interview With Dr. Neha Gupta
- Food adulteration has reached epidemic proportions in India with many instances of food adulteration being reported.
- Dr. Neha provides tips to identifying food adulteration and safeguarding health.
- Buying good quality food is essential to safeguarding against ill effects of adulterated food
is when inferior materials are added to food to increase quantity with a view to improving profits. Adulteration leads to poor food quality and can affect the health of the individual. Some examples of food adulteration include:
- The addition of starch to paneer to make it thicker
- The addition of hydrogenated oil to ghee to make it yellow
- The addition of powdered bricks to red chili
can result in nausea, vomiting and blurred vision. Apart from the inferior material that are added to foods, spices like chili powder, turmeric powder and other powdered spices have high levels of pesticides in them.
Speaking exclusively to Medindia, Dr. Neha Gupta,
Chief Nutritionist at N-lite Nutrition and Health Consultancy Pvt Ltd, talks about food adulteration in India and provides some detailed tips to identify adulterated food. Neha Gupta is the co-founder of N-lite Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Nutritionist and a Diabetes Educator with over 9 years of experience in food science. She has been a diet and lifestyle coach for health enthusiasts in India and abroad. With specialization in diabetes and clinical disorders, she has worked in hospitals, advising people on obesity, disease and lifestyle-related issues. ...