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A big danger lurking in your kitchen! ICMR declared bread, butter and cooking oil unhealthy

2886088 Ultra Processed Food 1The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released a shocking report on eating habits. In this report, ICMR has placed many common foods in the category of ‘ultra-processed’ food. These foods also include everyday items like bread, butter and cooking oil.

According to the ICSR report, ultra-processed foods usually contain high amounts of fat, sugar and salt, while they are low in fiber and other nutrients. Excessive consumption of ultra-processed foods can increase the risk of diseases like obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Which foods have been considered ultra-processed in the ICMR report?

According to the report, the category of ultra-processed food includes many types of food, some of which are as follows:

  • Commercial Bread
  • Breakfast Cereals
  • Cakes, pastries and biscuits
  • Chips and Fries
  • Jams, jellies, and sauces
  • Commercially prepared ice cream
  • protein powder
  • Peanut Butter
  • Soya Chunks and Tofu
  • Frozen foods with added additives
  • Commercially prepared cheese
  • Packaged Meats
  • Vegetable oil
  • refined sugar
  • Salt

The report also states that many culinary ingredients such as refined oil and refined flour also fall under the category of ultra-processed food.

ICMR’s advice
ICMR has advised people to reduce the intake of ultra-processed food in their diet. Instead, increase the intake of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and pulses. Also, pay more attention to cooking at home.

Is it necessary to completely eliminate everyday food?
The report does not clarify whether everyday food should be completely eliminated. They can be consumed in balanced quantities and by cooking them properly. For example, roti made from wheat flour at home can be consumed, while the consumption of packaged bread bought from the market should be reduced.

Study Conclusion
This ICMR report calls for rethinking our eating habits. We should try to include fresh and less processed food in our diet. By doing this, we can take a positive step towards staying healthy.