June 18, 2023

Putting any food on a pedestal is needless

Year of lentils, year of millets, year of dairy, all of it makes me weary. 

Drawing attention to potential foods that you might not be aware of is fine. But making any food seem like the solution to world peace, climate change and the solution to all your health and wellness woes is pointless. 

We eat too much. The antidote to that is to eat less. Of everything. 

We don’t eat enough protein. The answer to that is to find processed/unprocessed foods that contain a reasonable amount of protein and eat more of those foods. And less of others. 

The compulsive consumers in us look for impossible panacea like replacements for foods we like to blame for our ailments. Often the answer is to eat a lot less of most things and eat a little more of something different. Just a little. 

Millets might be a solution to de-risking our food supply that is reliant on a few grains. It might marginally improve our fiber intake. But replacing/complementing rice with millets is a distant second best solution to the obvious choice: eat a whole lot less of both those groups and get cracking with some protein and vegetables.

About Adarsh

- I run a strength and conditioning facility in Chennai, India
- I work with my clients to make training and eating for better body composition a part of everyday life
- I coach online and in-person
- I design and manufacture strength training equipment for use in our strength training facility