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Why Is Samosa Healthier Than Burger?

by Julia Samuel on November 29, 2017 at 3:14 PM
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Why Is Samosa Healthier Than Burger?

Yes! It is proven that either of the two so-called junk food is healthy. So which one is it?

A report by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) finds that samosa which is prepared with fresh ingredients are free of preservatives are comparatively healthier than burgers.

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Chemical free ingredients in samosa, like refined wheat flour, cumin, boiled potatoes, peas, salt, chilies, spices, vegetable oil or ghee are all healthier alternatives to ingredients that go in making a burger.

A burger is usually made up of preservatives and acidity regulators, along with refined wheat flour, sugar, wheat gluten, edible vegetable oil, yeast, salt, soy flour, sesame seed, vegetables, mayonnaise, cheese, potato patty, potato chips and much more.
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Processed Food Cause Obesity

One of the leading causes of obesity is erratic food habits and the imbalance of food intake and energy expenditure. An imbalanced diet which rarely includes fruits, vegetables but high in fat, sugar, and meat can induce overeating and weight gain.

Also, processed foods, mainly junk food contain preservatives and fat that make the food palatable but increase the risk of obesity.

People who eat fast food meals three or more times a week are notably heavier than those who don't consume fast food very often. According to a study, from Temple University, Philadelphia.

The body mass index of those consuming three to six fast-food meals per week was significantly greater than the BMI, a measure of body fat based on height and weight, of those who reported never consuming fast-food meals or consuming one to two fast-food meals per week.

Fast-food restaurants could encourage healthier eating by offering a variety of tasty, healthy, and reasonably priced foods.

the authors note that restaurant chains should be commended for increasing the number of healthy offerings; continued efforts are needed to make healthy food attractive to the palate and pocket.

Source: Medindia
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