‘Packaged food is high on carbs because they’re cheaper than protein’

Ashraf Engineer

It is estimated that 70% of Indians’ calories come from carbohydrates, most of them of poor quality. These include sugar, flour-based products, snacks loaded with starch, loaves of bread and white rice. Shockingly, the average Indian consumes an estimated 15 teaspoons of sugar in the form of juices, sweets, sugary drinks and snacks every day. What’s going wrong with our diet and how do we fix it? Senior nutritionist and health food entrepreneur Apoorva Gururaj speaks to All Indians Matter.